"Theosophy and the Arts: Texts and Contexts of Modern Enchantment"

October 9-10, 2015, Columbia University, New York
Co-sponsored by
Heyman Center for the Humanities
Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

Organized by
Gauri Viswanathan (Columbia University) and
James Mansell (University of Nottingham)

Registration is now open!

With over 30 talks given by scholars from across the globe and lunchtime performances and displays, this conference features new work on theosophy, modernism, and the arts, placing this still evolving field of study in the context of broader cultural and social transformations. Theosophy’s impact will be explored from wide-ranging perspectives that include science, anthropology, literature, music, the visual arts, and intellectual history.

The Conference Schedule and an Abstracts Booklet, containing full details of the conference papers and speakers’ biographies, are now available on the program page of the dedicated conference website:


Limited seating, registration required.

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