Hermes in the Academy:

Ten Years' Study of Western Esotericism 

at the University of Amsterdam

edited with Joyce Pijnenburg

Amsterdam University Press 2009. 163 pp.

ISBN: 9789056295721

e-ISBN: 9789048510597

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Between 1999 and 2009, the chair for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam succeeded in establishing itself as the most important centre for study and teaching in this domain, and strongly contributed to the establishment of Western esotericism as a recognised academic field of research. This volume was published at the occasion of the 10th anniversary. It contains a history of the creation and development of the chair, followed by articles on aspects of Western esotericism by the previous and current staff members, contributions by students and Ph.D. students about the study program, and reflections by international top specialists about the field of research and its academic development.

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Contributions by Jean-Pierre Brach, Roelof van den Broek, Dylan Burns, Allison Coudert, Susannah Crockford, Marieke J.E. van den Doel, Antoine Faivre, Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Olav Hammer, Wouter J. Hanegraaff, Andreas Kilcher, Monika Neugebauer-Wölk, Marco Pasi, Joyce Pijnenburg, Kocku von Stuckrad, Sara Møldrup Thejls, and Osvald Vasiček.

This volume is now available as a free download from the website of the centre for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents.