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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Newsletter October 2012

October 27th, 2012

  THE RITMAN LIBRARY NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2012   RECENT MULTIMEDIA INITIATIVES  |  INFINITE FIRE WEBINAR SERIES I The Alchemy of the Amphitheatrum by Dr. P.J. Forshaw The 1st Infinite Fire Webinar is online! Dr. P.J. Forshaw of the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents, UvA shares his knowledge on Heinrich Khunrath or Dr. […]

Does Woman Exist? Agrippa von Nettesheim and Slavoj Žižek on Women and (their) Presence

October 25th, 2012

What do Hermes, Plato, and the Kabbalah have to do with feminism? In this article I will give one of possible answers to this question. ABSTRACT Today the early modern humanist and magus Agrippa von Nettesheim (15th-16th century) is mostly known for his works Three Books on Occult Philosophy and On the Uncertainty and Vanity […]

International Scientific Conference – Russia & the Gnosis (15-17 Oct | Moscow)

October 19th, 2012

This week Ritman library founder Joost R. Ritman and his wife Rachel Ritman were together with library director Esther Oosterwijk-Ritman special guest at the International Scientific Conference: ‘Russia and the Gnosis: The Fates of the Religious-Philosophical Searches of Nikolai Novikov and his Circle’ The conference took place in Moscow, Russia from October 15th until 17th and celebrated […]

Infinite Fire Webinar I – The Alchemy of the Amphitheatrum

October 19th, 2012

With the Infinite Fire Webinar Series, the Ritman Library and the Center for the History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (GHF) of the University of Amsterdam have joined forces and are planting the seed for a Scholarly Hermetic Circle. As we announced at the beginning of September, in the coming year we will broadcast […]

Alchemy – The Art of Change

October 15th, 2012

Today, the exhibition Alchemy on the Amstel – On Hermetic Medicine in the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic has opened its doors. In the past months curator Cis van Heertum together with curator José Bouman searched for manuscripts, sources and objects belonging to the Ritman library, Museum Boerhaave in Leiden and the Royal Library (KB) in […]