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Second International Conference of the ESSWE in Strasburg

  • 2009-07-02
  • 2009-07-03
  • Strasburg, France
"Capitales de l’ésotérisme européen et dialogue des cultures / Capitals of european esotericism and transcultural dialogue" International Conference organized by the University of Strasbourg (Equipe d’accueil d’Etudes germaniques, EA 1341/UDS) and the Maison interuniversitaire des Sciences de l’Homme-Alsace (MISHA) in partnership with the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE). 2-4 July 2009 in Strasbourg, Maison interuniversitaire des Sciences de l’Homme-Alsace. Conference Description: During the last decades, the role and impact of esoteric currents within Western culture has elicited a growing number of scholarly works. This discipline brings into play a complex pattern of intellectual discourses and historical phenomena, in close relationship not merely with the political and religious spheres, but with the different fields of knowledge and their processes of elaboration, as well. Already in 1998, an international conference on the theme "Mystics, Mysticism and Modernity" was organized by the Marc Bloch University of Strasburg, with the aim of studying the impact of esoteric currents on the construction of modernity in society, art and literature, at the outset of the 20th century. In keeping with these researches about the connections between esotericism and culture, the present conference aims at offering a lasting contribution to the writing of a 'different' cultural history, therefore consciously integrating a detailed analysis of the part esoteric currents have played in the building-up, development and interactions of national and cross-national identities. Conference Committee: - Jean-Pierre Brach (Ecole pratique des Hautes-Etudes, Vème section, Paris, vice-president ESSWE), - Sylvain Briens (UDS), - Aurélie Choné (UDS), - Christine Maillard (UDS). Conference Chairman: Christine Maillard Inscriptions fees for all participants: 50 € Reductions for Members of ESSWE : 40 € Students: 25 €

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