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ESSWE8 is the 8th Biannual Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE). The ESSWE is an academic society established in 2005 to advance the study of the various manifestations of Western esotericism from late antiquity to the present, and is an affiliated society of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) and a related scholarly organization of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Among its activities is the organization of an international conference every two years.

Dates: University College Cork, 5-7 July 2021
Theme: Western Esotericism and Creativity: Art, Performance and Innovation

The organizer of ESSWE8 is Dr Jenny Butler, founder (in 2015) of the ESSWE Regional Network, The Irish Network for the Study of Esotericism and Paganism, which has held two of its own conferences so far.

ESSWE8 is a Special Conference of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR)



ESSWE8 is supported by the Fáilte Ireland Conference Ambassador Support Programme