Tuesday, 31 August 2021
Friday, 23 April 2021
The deadline for proposals for the 2021 meeting of ENSIE is 15 May 2021.
See Call for Papers at http://ensie.site/conferences.html.
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
This conference aims to explore these themes of gender and sexuality within contemporary and historical Sufi traditions. Keeping in mind the call to decolonize knowledge production and epistemologies that subvert binaries of “resistance versus subordination” in Muslim women’s life-worlds, we aim to take an expansive discussion of the complex processes of the agentive formation of gendered Sufi subjectivities.
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Wednesday, 10 March 2021
- The title and abstract (250 words maximum) of your proposed paper.
- Your name, institution, academic position, a brief bio
- A short CV.
- Mark Sedgwick, Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, Aarhus University, and Convener of ENSIE
- Liana Saif, assistant professor in the History of Western Esotericism in The Middle Ages, University of Amsterdam
- Francesco Piraino, Postdoc, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, and Fondazione Giorgio Cini
- Michele Petrone, Adjunct professor, Università di Milano
Friday, 5 March 2021
Similarities between esoteric and mystical currents in different religious traditions have long interested scholars. This book takes a new look at the relationship between such currents. It advances a discussion that started with the search for religious essences, archetypes, and universals, from William James to Eranos. The universal categories that resulted from that search were later criticized as essentialist constructions, and questioned by deconstructionists. An alternative explanation was advanced by diffusionists: that there were transfers between different traditions. This book presents empirical case studies of such constructions, and of transfers between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the premodern period, and Judaism, Christianity, and Western esotericism in the modern period. It shows that there were indeed transfers that can be clearly documented, and that there were also indeed constructions, often very imaginative. It also shows that there were many cases that were neither transfers nor constructions, but a mixture of the two.
See https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030617875 for full table of contents and other details.
Monday, 1 February 2021
Because of Covid restrictions, the eighth ESSWE conference, for which ENSIE has arranged three panels, which was originally scheduled for 5-7 July 2021, has been postponed until the summer of 2022, probably also 5-7 July, and still in Cork.
Given this, the third ENSIE conference, originally planned for the summer of 2022, will be brought forward to 2021, almost certainly online. Further details will be announced later.