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Szeged, Hungary

The Visual

and the


in Western Esotericism

July 6-10, 2011, Szeged, Hungary

Papers are invited in English,

focusing on verbal and visual representations of Western Esotericism

from late Antiquity to the present age.


Michael J. B. Allen (UCLA),

Lina Bolzoni (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), and

Pia Brinzeu (University of the West, Timisoara)

Please send the title of your proposed 20 minutes’ paper with your affiliation

and a short abstract via e-mail to

György E. Szönyi: <> by November 15, 2010

For further information check the conference homepage at <>


Lux in tenebris: The Visual and the Symbolic in Western Esotericism”

Venue: University of Szeged, Faculty of Arts and University Library Buildings

July 6, Wednesday

Arrival. Registration from 15:00–18:00 and every morning of later days

16:00–18:00 Sightseeing in Szeged (optional)

18:30–19:30 Welcome reception

20:00–20:50 Plenary talk 1

July 7, Thursday

09:00–10:30 Session 1; 11:00–11:50 Plenary 2; 12:00–13:30 Session 2

14:30–16:00 Session 3; 16:30–18:30 Session 4

19:00 ESSWE Members’ Meeting

20:00 Reception

July 8, Friday

09:00–10:30 Session 5; 11:00–12:00 Plenary 3; 12:00–13:30 Session 6

15:00 Visit to the Somogyi County Library, which holds an exquisite collection of

early modern esoterica

Conference dinner: Szeged Fish-souping (optional)

July 9, Saturday

09:00–10:30 Session 7; 11:00–12:00 Plenary 4; 12:00–13:30 Session 8;

13:45 Conference closes

July 10, Sunday

10:30–14:00 Excursion in Budapest: “A Magical Mystery Tour in the

Catacombs of the Buda Castle” (optional)


Pre-registration for the conference (through the ESSWE website, until 1 June, 2011):

Full members of ESSWE: € 70; Student members of ESSWE: € 50

All other participants: € 90

Reduced fee for ex-East-bloc citizens: € 40 (for students € 30)

Extra charge for

On-site late registration: +€ 10 in all categories

Conference Dinner: € 25 (optional)

Budapest tour: TBA (optional)

Lodging in Szeged: HUF 6000–20000 per night (about € 20-70)

SZEGED, declared a free royal town in 1246, is the fourth largest city in Hungary, a college-centre, with

many institutions of higher and secondary education, museums, and theatres. The University,

established in 1921, is the second largest in Hungary, with about thirty thousand students. After a

devastating flood in 1879, the inner city was rebuilt in neo-classical, eclectic, and spectacular Art

Nouveau styles. Situated on the River Tisza, Szeged is also famous for its spas, and is the home of

paprika. The city is connected by direct motorway to most parts of Europe, and can be reached in two

hours by train from Budapest’s Ferihegy International Airport.

See: <>.


July 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm

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