Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Department for the Study of Religions (The Faculty of Philosophy)
Youth Association for the Study of Religions
Association for the Study of Esoterisim and Mysticism
European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism

Announce an open competition of research papers for students, graduate students, young and independent scholars for participation in the
Religious Studies School
“Western Esotericism and Spiritualism in the 19th - 21th Centuries”
to take place on July 1-7, 2017, in Kyiv, Ukraine

Theme: the school will focus on the development of Western esotericism in the 19th - 21th centuries, as well as on the methodologies currently used in the humanities for the study of Western esotericism.

Form: the school will include lectures by key scholars of Western esotericism, presentations by school participants and meetings with representatives of contemporary esoteric organizations.

How to apply: the applicant needs to fill out an online form before April 15, 2017. 20 applicants will be selected for the school, wherein they will be able to present their papers. The organizators will cover living and food costs, while traveling costs must be paid by the participant him or herself. The participation fee is 50$.

Proposed topics:
1. Methodologies for the study of esotericism in Western and Eastern Europe.
2. Occultism, Martinism and irregular Freemasonry.
3. Magical orders and the 19th century occult revival.
4. Alchemical and neo-Pythagorean explorations.
5. Orientalist esoterical movements.
6. Neo-Paganism in a post-Christian world.
7. New Age as an antithesis to secularism.
8. Traditionalism.

School working languages: English (main), Ukrainian, Russian

Applications accepted until April 15, 2017. Results will be announced on May 1, 2017.

For all questions concerning the summer school, please e-mail Ruslan Halikov at either of the following addresses: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..