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Madame Blavatsky, WB Yeats and the Theosophical Society

The problem with theosophy, WB Yeats said, was that its followers wanted to turn a good philosophy into a bad religion. Its founder, Madame Blavatsky, seems to have agreed. “There are about half a dozen real theosophists in the world,” she told the...
From: Mathew Lyons on 8 Jul 2021

British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference

Registration deadline: 31 March 2019Key InformationLocation: King's College London, Strand Campus, LondonDates: Wednesday 24 April - Friday 26 April 2019Contact: BSHP gratefully acknowledges support from King’s College London...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 24 Apr 2019

How to correct Plato, alchemically?

By Bojidar Dimitrov, AlchemEast Project Jabir Ibn Hayyan is a figure of key importance for the development of alchemy and chemistry. A vast body of literature virtually covering the entire spectrum of ancient science has been attributed to the Islamic...
From: The Recipes Project on 12 Mar 2019

'Greek Matters': Hellenism and material culture in the early modern world (1400-1800)

University of York on 19th July 2018, 10.00am to 5.00pmLocation: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of YorkRegistration fee: £10 (includes lunch)Programme and further details at Greek MattersExpanding upon recent interest in the influence...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 19 Jul 2018

The review in Hyde Park attended by the Allied Sovereigns, 20 June 1814

The Tsar of Russia, the King of Prussia and other European sovereigns landed at Dover on the 6th of June 1814 for a visit lasting just over two weeks to celebrate the Peace of Paris and the abdication of Napoléon Bonaparte, who had been exiled...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Jun 2018

Faces of the Infinite: Neoplatonism and Poetics at the Confluence of Africa, Asia and Europe

Convenors:Professor Stefan Sperl, SOAS, University of LondonProfessor Trevor Dadson FBA, Queen Mary University of LondonDr Yorgos Dedes, SOAS, University of LondonThu 9 Nov 2017 09:30 to Sat 11 Nov 2017 17:00The first two days of the event will be held...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 23 Feb 2017

Call for Submissions: Esoteric Traditions and Their Impact on Early Modern Art

Zephyrus Scholarly Publications, LLC is seeking papers for an upcoming anthology on the impact of esotericism on the art produced during the Renaissance and Baroque eras, though papers on slightly earlier or later works will also be considered. ...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 23 Feb 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Authority Revisited: Towards Thomas More and Erasmus in 1516

Lectio International Conference 30th November - 3rd December 2016, University of Leuven, Belgium In the year 1516, two crucial texts for the cultural history of the West saw the light: Thomas More’s Utopia and Desiderius Erasmus’s Novum Instrumentum....
From: The Renaissance Diary on 30 Nov 2016

Digital Presence

Screengrab from   I’ve enjoyed a couple of articles in New York recently, so I picked up a copy at a newsagent’s in Penn Station. There’s an article there by Andrew Sullivan,...
From: Claude Willan on 26 Sep 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 1

O tears, no tears, but rain from beauty’s skies, Making those lilies and those roses grow, Which aye most fair, now more than most fair show, While graceful pity beauty beautifies: O honeyed sighs, which from that breast do rise, Whose pants do...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 13 May 2016

Blogging Utopia (3): The Dialogue of Counsel

Utopia is best-known for its description of More’s imaginary island. That only comes in Book 2, however. Book 1 prepares the reader for Hythloday’s account of his ideal land by discussing some of the social, economic and political problems...
From: SCEMS on 2 Mar 2016

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 91

Stella, while now by honour’s cruel might, I am from you, light of my life, misled, And that fair you, my sun, thus overspread With absence’ veil, I live in sorrow’s night; If this dark place yet show, like candle light Some beauty’s...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 25 Dec 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 81

O kiss, which dost those ruddy gems impart, Or gems, or fruits of new-found Paradise, Breathing all bliss, and sweetening to the heart, Teaching dumb lips a nobler exercise; O kiss, which souls, even souls, together ties...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 7 Aug 2015

International Research Symposium: Hearing the Voice, Hearing the Soul

5th June 2015, 9.30am-6.30pm at Warwick University, the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), Millburn House, Millburn Hill Road, CoventrySymposium themeJust as music has fascinated scholars in the Western world continuously for thousands of years, so time...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 5 Jun 2015

Platonov, Dissected

An empty stage, sliced diagonally in half by dolly tracks running from downstage right to upstage left; on those tracks, a grand piano on a cart, equipped with a microphone for the player. The pianist enters, sits at the piano, and starts a tentative...
From: dispositio on 13 May 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 72 and Second Song

Desire, though thou my old companion art, And oft so clings to my pure love, that I One from the other scarcely can descry, While each doth blow the fire of my heart; Now from thy fellowship I needs must part; Venus is taught with Dian’s wings to...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 3 Apr 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 71

Who will in fairest book of Nature know How virtue may best lodged in beauty be, Let him but learn of love to read in thee, Stella, those fair lines which true goodness show. There shall he find all vices’ overthrow, Not by rude force, but sweetest...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 20 Mar 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 69

O joy, too high for my low style to show! O bliss, fit for a nobler state than me! Envy, put out thine eyes, lest thou do see What oceans of delight in me do flow! My friend, that oft saw through all masks my woe, Come, come, and let me pour myself on...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 4 Mar 2015

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