The Association Francophone pour l'Étude Universitaire des Courants Ésotériques (FRÉSO) aims to promote the study of esoteric currents from a strictly academic perspective and within French-speaking countries. Indeed, even if this field of study was given a fundamental impetus by Pr. Antoine Faivre, Director of Studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris), its success is now particularly marked abroad. To this end, FRÉSO intends 1) to promote the academic study of esoteric currents among French-speaking researchers, regardless of their nationality, place of residence or academic affiliation, and from whatever disciplinary angle ; 2) to facilitate the dissemination of information related to this study and to facilitate the cooperation of French-speaking researchers in this field ; 3) to organise conferences and workshops, as well as to support the possible publication of works related to the specialty in question.
Contact: Léo Bernard / Tom FischerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NIRSEO: Network Italiano per la Ricerca Scientifica sull’Esoterismo Occidentale
The “Network Italiano per la Ricerca Scientifica sull’Esoterismo Occidentale” (NIRSEO) has been founded by Marco Pasi (University of Amsterdam), Michele Olzi (Università dell’Insubria), and Simona Cigliana (independent scholar) during a foundational meeting held in Rome on 29 May 2017. The main coordinator is Marco Pasi. The network is at this moment especially active through a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/204384690085333/) and a mailing list for the exchange of information and news. The aims and goals of the NIRSEO are: 1) To promote the academic study of Western esotericism by Italian scholars, whether resident in Italy or abroad; 2) To promote the academic study of Western esotericism as it may be related to any aspect of Italian history, society, and culture, independently from the nationality of the scholars who carry it out; 3) To facilitate the sharing of information related to the academic study of Western esotericism in Italy or related to Italy; 4) To organise meetings and workshops and to produce publications in its area of interest as defined in the previous points.
Contact: Marco Pasi
SNASWE: Scandinavian Network for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism
The “Scandinavian Network for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism” (SNASWE) works to maintain, strengthen, and advance the academic study of esotericism in the Nordic countries in general and the study of the history of esotericism in the Nordic countries in particular. It is open to all Nordic scholars and non-Nordic scholars interested in Esotericism in the Nordic countries. SNASWE works to establish a more formal network of cooperation between Nordic universities, educational programs, and researchers in the area of esotericism. To attain its goal, SNASWE seeks to annually arrange conferences, seminars, or workshops for both students and scholars alike, and also seeks to more broadly promote the study of esotericism in the Nordic countries. It has an active Facebook forum for the sharing of information, which we urge all to participate in. The current head-coordinator of SNASWE is Tim Rudbøg (University of Copenhagen).Contact: Tim Rudbøg