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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.


Magic and Intellectual History March 05, 2015
A day colloquium at the University of York on the subject of Magic and Intellectual History
Location:York, UK
Date(s):March 05, 2015
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Interplay: Rethinking Music, Mathematics, and Alchemical Praxis in Michael Maier's Atalanta fugiens (1618) March 14, 2015 -to- March 15, 2015
A workshop at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia that examines possible ways of reading the combination of 50 images, fugues and texts in Michael Maier's Atalanta fugiens (1618).
Location:Philadelphia
Date(s):March 14, 2015 -to- March 15, 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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ESSWE5: Western Esotericism and the East April 16, 2015 -to- April 18, 2015
Current understandings of esotericism as a predominantly Western, European and North-American, phenomenon are by no means self-evident. By placing “the East” at the center of attention, this conference intends to put a range of important issues on the agenda.
Location:Riga, Latvia
Date(s):April 16, 2015 -to- April 18, 2015
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Marginal presences: unorthodox belief and practice, 1837-2014 April 23, 2015
Senate House Library is pleased to call for paper proposals for a one-day (23 April 2015) symposium on marginal thinkers.
Location:London
Date(s):April 23, 2015
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The Spirits as Artists: Spiritualism and the Visual Arts May 08, 2015 -to- May 09, 2015
An ad hoc seminar organized by CESNUR (Center for Studies of New Religions), Circolo Sociale di Biella, Associazione L’Uomo e l’Arte, and ESSWE (European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism). Papers will be accepted about spiritualist painters, sculptors, architects (but not authors of literary works or films), with a preference for those claiming that the spirits actually guided them while they produced their artistic works.
Location:Biella, Italy
Date(s):May 08, 2015 -to- May 09, 2015
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Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity July 06, 2015 -to- July 09, 2015
Under the auspices of the Minerva Stiftung, Bonn and Tel Aviv Universities have embarked on the bold initiative to bring together, for the first time, Egyptologists and Hebraists in an international conference aimed at studying ancient magic in an interdisciplinary perspective.
Location:Bonn
Date(s):July 06, 2015 -to- July 09, 2015
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Biennial London Chaucer Conference: Science, Magic and Technology July 10, 2015 -to- July 11, 2015
Programme of the two-day Biennial London Chaucer Conference to be held at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London, on 10-11 July 2015.
Location:London
Date(s):July 10, 2015 -to- July 11, 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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Call for Papers: Panel: Apocalyptic Knowledge, at The Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference October 22, 2015 -to- October 25, 2015
Call for paper proposals (J.D. Fleming) Deadline: March 10th, 2015 for The Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, Vancouver B.C., October 22-25, 2015 Panel: Apocalyptic knowledge
Location:Vancouver
Date(s):October 22, 2015 -to- October 25, 2015
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Call for Papers: AAR - Western Esotericism Group November 21, 2015 -to- November 24, 2015
Call for Papers of the Western Esotericism Group at the American Academy of Religion meeting in Atlanta, 21-24 November 2015.
Location:Atlanta
Date(s):November 21, 2015 -to- November 24, 2015
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Call for Papers - Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian Manifestations of Liminal Entities March 21, 2016 -to- March 24, 2016
This international conference explores the range and variation of liminal entities the Ancient Egyptians believed capable of harm and help from the Predynastic through the Coptic periods.
Location:Swansea, UK
Date(s):March 21, 2016 -to- March 24, 2016
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