European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE)

The ESSWE was founded in 2005 to advance the academic study of the various manifestations of Western esotericism from late antiquity to the present. It became affiliated to the IAHR at the Toronto meeting in 2010. ESSWE holds an international conference every two years, and is the sponsoring organization for the journal Ariesand the associated Aries book series (both published by Brill). It also awards a thesis prize, offers bursaries to junior scholars and scholars from the former Eastern bloc, and provides resources of use to its members on its website. We currently have over 200 active members.

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