‘Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Spirituality & Visual Culture’

International Conference

17th-18th March 2014

Arts University Bournemouth is working in collaboration with the Department of History of Art at Cambridge University to present a two day conference in association with the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism.

The conference seeks to investigate the formative role that occultism and magic have played in western and non-western visual and material culture. It aims to present original research in this field as well as to establish a dialogue between academics with a particular research interest in occultism and visual culture.

Proposals are invited from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, provided they present innovative insights into visual, symbolic or material aspects of the esoteric tradition.

Acceptable topics may include:

Alchemy and Hermetic symbols, Witchcraft, Sorcery, the supernatural is performance, cinema or film, and surrealism and the politics of the occult.  View the full list on the Visions of Enchantment website

Papers should be 20 minutes in length and will be followed be a 10 minutes Q&A session.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words and a short bio sketch (max 150 words) should be sent as a single word.doc to enchantment2014@gmail.com by 31st October 2014.

For more information, please see the Visions of Enchantment website