Friday, October 11, 2013

Visions of Enchantment: ESSWE Conference 2014

Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Spirituality & Visual Culture. An international Conference at the University of Cambridge, England: March 17-18, 2014.

This two-day conference is a collaboration between the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge and the Arts University Bournemouth and is organised in association with the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE).
It seeks to investigate the formative role that occultism and spirituality have played in the creation of both Western and non-Western visual and material cultures. The conference aims to provide a stimulating platform for the presentation of innovative research in this field as well as to encourage dialogue and exchange between academics with a specific research interest in art and occultism.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Antoine Faivre (Sorbonne)
Professor M. E. Warlick (University of Denver)
Professor Emilie Savage-Smith (University of Oxford)
Dr Marco Pasi (University of Amsterdam)
Dr Sarah Victoria Turner (University of York)

Conference fees:

Regular: £ 45
Students: £ 25
Speakers: £ 15


On both days, all presentations will take place in rooms 1 and 9 in the Mill Lane Lecture Theatres, University of Cambridge. They are located on 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RU.


The conference tickets include a luscious buffet lunch with assorted sandwiches, muffins, yoghurts and fresh fruit-platters, still and sparkling water, fruit juices and smoothies.
On each day of the conference, there will also be two 30-minute breaks for coffee, tea & biscuits.


Accommodations must be arranged by the attendee. The organisers will not be able to assist with any room bookings.

Conference Committee

Judith Noble (Arts University Bournemouth)
Rachel Parikh (Magdelene College, University of Cambridge)
Daniel Zamani (Trinity College, University of Cambridge)

For any queries, please contact the organisers at
Call for Papers

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