The GHF research programs are devoted to critical historical and empirical research in the domain of History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents, also referred to as Western Esotericism, and to promoting and stimulating such research internationally. Research of permanent and temporary staff members falls under the umbrella of the Research Institute for Culture and History (ICH) of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam. Research of temporary staff members additionally falls under the umbrella of the Huizinga Institute.
The GHF research programs are now located within the UvA Humanities research institutes ICG and ASCA and focuses on historical and current practices of religion in Europe, situated in its wider Mediterranean and Eurasian context, as a complex, plural field which is characterized by continuous processes of change and transformation over time.
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