CEU SUN Summer School 2018 Deadline for Religious Studies Course is 14 February 2018

November 23, 2017

THE DIGNITY OF MAN IN WESTERN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY, ESOTERICISM, AND ART

24 JUNE – 29 JUNE, 2017

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

 

 

Course Director(s): 

Gyorgy Endre Szonyi
English Department, University of Szeged/Department of History and Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Carsten Wilke
Department of History, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Course Faculty: 

Brian Copenhaver
Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies , University of California in Los Angeles, USA

Moshe Idel
Jewish Thought, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Urszula Szulakowska
formerly at Leeds University, UK

Guest Speaker(s): 

Dora Bobory
Independent scholar

Julia Gyimesi
Department of Educational Psychology, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Budapest, Hungary

Aboout the course

The ambition of humans to elevate themselves beyond their natural means and to acquire transcendental insight and power is as ancient as our cultural history. The goal of this course is to highlight some aspects of this ambition that are related to Western Esotericism, thus to provide a solid picture of some key phenomena of mysticism, magic, and occult trends in intellectual history. Special attention will be paid to the historical period of late Antiquity to the early modern, as well as the post-Romanticism era. The topics of esotericism discussed in the course relate to cultural history, art history, film studies, and religious studies tracing the Judeo-Christian heritage. The learning outcome should be the acquisition of methodological tools in order to approach and assess the highlighted phenomena in a reliable scholarly way: close reading of texts; interpretation of images and films; placing cultural representations in social and historical contexts. 

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 14 February 2018

 

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