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About easprem

Scholar of religion, science, and all things esoteric. Based in Santa Barbara.

New initiatives at ContERN: Dictionary, self-archiving, and more

ContERN has kept a fairly low profile in recent years, but a lot is happening in the shadows. We are pleased to announce five exciting new developments and upcoming initiatives. First, we welcome Dr. Susannah Crockford to the ContERN coordinator … Continue reading

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ContERN meeting at ESSWE5 in Riga, April 18

The fifth international ESSWE congress is coming up very soon in Riga, Latvia (April 16-18). ContERN will not be hosting any special sessions this year, but we do have a reserved slot for a brief business meeting. The ContERN meeting … Continue reading

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“Occulture is Ordinary” – Chris Partridge’s keynote lecture, ContERN conference, 2012

Continuing our series of posts from last year’s conference on Contemporary Esotericism, today we have released the video of Christopher Partridge’s keynote lecture, “Occulture is Ordinary”. Please do check it out (on site and the YouTube channel) – and don’t … Continue reading

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Introducing the ContERN YouTube channel

Following last year’s Contemporary Esotericism conference in Stockholm we proudly promised that video material from the conference would be made available on the ContERN website. It’s taken us no less than 14 months, but today we finally release a first … Continue reading

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Open-access publishing and Western esotericism: Greeting Correspondences Vol. 1.1

Originally posted on Heterodoxology:
The first issue of a new peer-reviewed journal for the study of Western esotericism has just been released. There aren’t too many of those around to begin with, so Correspondences is (as announced previously) a welcome newcomer…

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Announcing ContERN session at ESSWE 4 conference

The ESSWE4 conference in Gothenburg is only a month and a half away, and judging from the conference website it is looking quite promising. As previously mentioned, there will be a ContERN panel session at the conference. We are happy … Continue reading

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ESSWE4 registration is open!

The ESSWE4 conference website has just been launched, and registration for the conference is now open. Browsing through the list of accepted papers you will see quite a few papers dealing with aspects of contemporary esotericism. We are also happy … Continue reading

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Submissions open for Correspondences vol. 1.2

The new Correspondences journal is currently receiving submissions for its second issue (to appear in December). This would be a good opportunity for students and researchers of contemporary esotericism to get some papers published. Correspondences being an open-access online journal, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Heterodoxology:
The rumour already broke yesterday on Twitter and Facebook (a bit earlier than planned, I think), that a new journal is being launched: Correspondences: An Online Journal for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism. This is…

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Cyberproceedings taking shape

It is already two months since the 1st International Conference on Contemporary Esotericism in Stockholm was concluded. Today, we upload the first installment of the cyberproceedings from the event. You can find a new link to “cyberproceedings” in the top … Continue reading

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