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Arcane Worlds: New Frontiers in the Study of Esotericism

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Email: | Tel: +31 (0)20 525 3776 | Due to Covid-19 working restrictions we are not able to pick up our office phone. Please email us instead and we will respond within 48 hours.

Postal address

Graduate School of Social Sciences | University of Amsterdam | PO Box 15725 | NL - 1001 NE Amsterdam | The Netherlands

Visiting address

University of Amsterdam |Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus | Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 | 1018 WV Amsterdam | Our room nr.15 is located on the 7th floor of the B-building: REC B 7.15

  • Mirjam Schieveld, MSc | Programme Director

    A Cultural Anthropologist by training, Mirjam grew up in and around Amsterdam. Mirjam is the founder of the Summer Programmes Office, starting with the Summer Institute on Addiction and the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture & Society over 24 years ago. Mirjam is an alumna of the University of Amsterdam, and has devoted her professional life to the creation and development of academic programmes. Mirjam also gives lectures in summer programmes, and is a lifelong fan of Amsterdam's football team, Ajax, and a major foodie. Along with Grace, Ian, Charlotte, and Luzie, Mirjam leads the Summer Programmes Office's year-round team in order to bring quality programmes and experiences to students from across the world.

  • Ian M Kenny, rMA | Programme Coordinator

    Ian moved to the Netherlands from Canada to undertake a degree in Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. Ian is responsible for managing summer school programmes, developing partnerships, and coordinating the media landscape of the office. He is the main contact person for students in Amsterdam throughout the summer. Ian is also a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, researching 'mythological thinking' as a potential resource to help grapple with various mediations and realities of the Anthropocene.

  • Charlotte Luttik, MA | Programme Coordinator

    Charlotte holds an MA in Cultural History from the University of Utrecht and joined our team in 2018. Her scholarly interests include cultural studies, museum studies, urban studies, sociology and conflict studies. She is responsible for managing a variety of our ongoing programmes, as well as developing new ones. Charlotte also coordinates our scholarship opportunities and social media presence.