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Stay up-to-date about upcoming events in the field of Western Esotericism! If you want to suggest agenda items, please contact the webmaster. Click here to visit the Archive of Past Events.


Astrologie, divination et magie dans les cours (XIIe-XVIIe siècle) October 09, 2014 -to- October 11, 2014
Depuis le XIIe siècle au moins, les cours ont été des centres de production (mécénat scientifique), de conservation (bibliothèques princières, collections, etc.) et de diffusion (interne et externe) des textes concernant les sciences de la nature. En rapport direct avec cet extraordinaire intérêt, des savoirs situés à la frontière entre le licite et l’illicite voire au delà de cette limite, tels que l’astrologie, la divination et la magie, ont occupé une place centrale. Les raisons de ce phénomène sont multiples, et leur étude constitue justement l’un des objectifs de ce colloque.
Location:Lausanne, Switzerland
Date(s):October 09, 2014 -to- October 11, 2014
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SHAC Postgraduate Workshop: Geographies of Alchemy and Chemistry October 24, 2014
For the first time, the annual postgraduate workshop of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC) will take place outside the United Kingdom, at the University of Amsterdam. The workshop offers postgraduate students and early-career researchers the opportunity to share ideas, explore methodological issues and network in a stimulating atmosphere.
Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date(s):October 24, 2014
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The Alchemist and the Royal Typographer: John Dee and Willem Sylvius October 26, 2014
This colloquium will bring together specialists on John Dee and specialists on late sixteenthcentury print culture and humanistic activities in Antwerp. The aim of the colloquium is to investigate the links between Antwerp’s vibrant print culture and its relationship to alchemy and the occult philosophy in the late sixteenth century.
Location:Antwerp, Belgium
Date(s):October 26, 2014
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Art, Eros and Esotericism October 30, 2014
Art and esotericism has always been linked, both in forms of magical sigils and as esoteric motifs in art works. Another central theme in esoteric traditions is eroticism as key to higher forms of reality. On this conference we explore art, eros and esotericism from different angles.
Location:Capri, Italy
Date(s):October 30, 2014
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Exhibition: Rudolf Steiner - Alchemie van het alledaagse January 11, 2015
From 13 September 2014 until 11 January 2015. For the first time in the Netherlands Kunsthal, Rotterdam, presents an overview of the extensive work of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Steiner is one of the most influential and versatile reformers of the twentieth century. His thought is still alive. Steiner was a source of inspiration for many artists like Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky and Joseph Beuys and is still for contemporary artists and designers such as Olafur Eliasson and Konstantin Grcic.
Location:Rotterdam
Date(s):January 11, 2015
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The Marginalization of Astrology March 19, 2015 -to- March 20, 2015
Astrology has been a well-established and respected part of scholarship for centuries, practiced in many cultural and geographical settings. However, in the modern world, astrology, though still very much present, has lost its scientific status and is relegated to the fringes of serious learning. In the history of the sciences, this must be regarded as a momentous shift. The definite step in the “marginalization” of astrology appears to have been taken in the seventeenth century and should therefore be regarded as an important element (rather than as a consequence) of the so-called Scientific Revolution. The reasons for this development are far from clear. Actually, even the development itself (when, where and by whom did astrology become disavowed) has so far been only poorly documented. The conference therefore aims at bringing together specialists from various fields to throw light on this intruiging question.
Location:Utrecht, Netherlands
Date(s):March 19, 2015 -to- March 20, 2015
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XXI World Congress of International Association for the History of Religions August 23, 2015 -to- August 29, 2015
The organizers of the XXI IAHR World Congress invite contributions from all disciplines of religious studies and related fields of research to allow for broad, interdisciplinary discussion of the Congress topic.
Location:Erfurt, Germany
Date(s):August 23, 2015 -to- August 29, 2015
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