Academic Advisory Board

About theĀ Academic Advisory Board

In addition to our regular research on hermetic streams of thought, the Ritman Research Institute is currently expanding our programs to include more conferences and publications, including a new series of introductory texts under our in-house imprint de Pelikaan. We also have an academy in which we offer educational programs such as lectures, seminars and reading groups for the public. For all of these things, we need the support and advice of recognised scholars.

Our Academic Advisory Board consists of the best international scholars in the fields covered by our library, including Hermetica, mysticism, alchemy, astrology, magic, fraternal organizations and Kabbala.


Mike Driedger (Brock University, Canada)

Yuval Harari (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

Georgiana Hedesan (Oxford University)

Didier Kahn (CNRS, France)

Matthew Melvin-Koushki (University of South Carolina)

Lawrence Principe (Johns Hopkins University)

Vladimir Urbanek (Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)

Andrew Weeks (University of Illinois, emer.)

Bernard McGinn (University of Chicago, emer.)

Wouter Hanegraaff (University of Amsterdam)