Friday 31 May 2019, 6.00PM
Keynote Speaker: Dr Sarah Apetrei (Keble College, Oxford)
This symposium will explore how the mystical, the prophetic, enthusiastic or the apophatic were deployed, to political, scientific or artistic purposes. It will look at what thinkers did with mysticism (broadly defined), the strategies of thought or the practices they developed, and the ways in which they then used these strategies to animate, to energise, to trouble their world.
Our keynote speaker, Dr Sarah Apetrei (Keble College, Oxford), is the author of Women, Feminism and Religion in Early Enlightenment England (Cambridge, 2010) and co-editor of An Introduction to Jacob Boehme: Four Centuries of Thought and Reception (Routledge, 2014).
Early Modern mysticism
4.15 (Bowland Theatre)
5.00 (Bowland Theatre)
This symposium is part of the lax and diffuse Thomas Browne Seminar series.
Location: Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus
Admission: All Welcome! Registration not required.