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John Ó Maoilearca

John Ó Maoilearca is Honorary Professor in the Department of Critical and Historical Studies at Kingston University, London, having previously lectured in philosophy departments at the University of Sunderland, England, and the University of Dundee, Scotland. He has published twelve books, including (as author), Bergson and Philosophy (1999), Post-Continental Philosophy (2006), Philosophy and the Moving Image (2010), and All Thoughts Are Equal (2015). His latest work, Vestiges of a Philosophy, examines the convergence of ideas between a philosopher (Henri Bergson) and a mystic (his sister, Mina Bergson) during the Belle Époque in order to tackle themes in contemporary materialist philosophy, spiritualism, memory studies, and the relationship between mysticism and philosophy. 


Wouter Hanegraaff

Wouter J. Hanegraaff (1961) is Professor of History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam, a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an honorary member of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE). 

Lectures: “Hermetic Spirituality and Altered States of Knowledge” - 20 October 2022

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Emile Schrijver

Emile Schrijver is the General Director of the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam and professor in the history of the Jewish book at the University of Amsterdam. He is also Curator of the Braginsky Collection of Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books in Zurich, Switzerland and General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures.

Lectures: The Book Culture of the First Generations of Portuguese Jewish Refugees in Amsterdam - 10 November 2022

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