Thinking with Mysticism

Event Date: 
31 May 2019

 (from medieval to early modern)


CREMS, University of York (Berrick Saul Building - Humanities Research Centre)


1.00-2.30 (Treehouse)

Medieval Mysticisms

•       Michael Hahn, 'Monastic dissemination of mystical illumination: Bonaventure’s practical advice and his Itinerarium Mentis in Deum'

•      Jack Ford, Cistercian affectus – Title tbc

•      Hossein Salimian Rizi, '(Un)Gendered Self–Annihilation in Hafiz’s Ghazals 10 and 15'


2.30-3.00 Coffee

3.00-4.00 (Treehouse)

Early Modern mysticism

•      Liam Temple, '“Fellow Waiters…of the first Resurrection”: Philadelphian mystics and their networks'

•      Jessica Hamel-Akré, 'Voilà mon appétit: Dr. George Cheyne’s Mystic Diets#


4.15 (Bowland Theatre)

•      Shazia Jagot, 'From Baghdad to Canterbury: Sufism, Alchemy and Middle English Poetry'


5.00 (Bowland Theatre)

•       Keynote: Dr Sarah Apetrei, 'The Reformation of the heart: the seventeenth century and the making of "mysticism"'.


This symposium is part of the lax and diffuse Thomas Browne Seminar series. 


Location: Berrick Saul Building


Admission: All Welcome! Registration not required.