The preliminary schedule for the 6th International ESSWE Conference in Erfurt is out. We are happy to report that the Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity has two panels scheduled, both on the first day of the conference (Thursday, June 1st).
For your convenience, the NSEA panel schedule is below.
The NSEA hopes to see you in Erfurt!
Esotericism and Deviance in Antiquity 1: Magic and Alchemy
Chair: Dylan Burns
Thursday, June 1st, 11:30 – 13:30
- Spiritual Forgery: Late Antique Gold-makers, Theologians, Imposters and the Beginnings of the Alchemical
- Defixiones and the Temple Locus: Illicit Practices, Religious Agencies
Sarah L. Veale
University of Toronto
- Constructing the Canon of Deviance in Pliny the Elder
Florida State University
- From illegibility and secrecy to a ritual writing system? The use of Charakteres in Coptic sources
University of Erfurt
Esotericism and Deviance in Antiquity 2: Gnosticism
Chair: Sarah L. Veale
Thursday, June 1st, 14:30 – 16:30
- Ancient Gnostic Sex Magick: Status Quaestonis and New Developments
Dylan M. Burns
Freie Universität Berlin
- A Secret Way to the Divine: The Two Books of Ieou and the Nomina Barbara
Anna Van den Kerchove
Institut protestant de théologie – Faculté de Paris
- Deviant Christians: Resistance to Accommodation Among Esoteric Groups in Antiquity
- Remembering “the Gnostics: From mnemohistorical stereotype appropriation to the attempt of reconstruction in Neo-Gnostic Catholicism
Alberto Alfredo Winterberg
Freie Universitat Berlin
The conference takes place June 1st through 3rd, 2017. For more information, please see the ESSWE website.