Tim Rudbøg

Tim Rudbøg

Associate Professor

Director of Copenhagen Center for the Study of Theosophy and Esotericism (CCSTE)

Head of Scandinavian Network for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism (SNASWE) 

 

Educational background:

  • University teacher training (adjunktpedagogikum)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History (Western esotericism) from the University of Exeter, UK

  • Research Master of Arts (MA) in The History of Religions with Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen 

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in The Science of Religion with Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen

Research Focus Areas - Supervision

  • (1) The history of esotericism (mysticism, magic and occultism),
  • (2) H. P. Blavatsky and The Theosophical Society, 
  • (3) Modern religions,
  • (4) Theory and Method in the Study of Religions,
  • (5) The History of Ideas,
  • (6) The relation between Religion, Science and Philosophy,
  • (7) Indian religions and exchanges between East and West.

Current research

H.P. Blavatsky's Theosophy, The Secret Doctrine, Evolution, knowledge boundaries (five year project 2017-2022)

Ph.d.- supervision (2020-2023)

  • Bjarke Stanley Nielsen (Theosophy and Global History)
  • Samanta Viziale (Theosophy and Art) (co-supervised with prof. Massimo Leone, University of Torino)
Memberships and network
  • European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE)
  • Scandinavian Network for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism (SNASWE)
  • Religionshistorisk Forening (web)
  • Dansk Selskab for Religionsvidenskab (DASR)
  • Occult South Asia Network (OSAN)
  • Esotericism and Aesthetics in The Nordic Countries (ESOSTETICS)

Teaching:

 Teaching 2021:

  • Esoteric traditions: across religion, science and philosophy in European history
  • Philosophy of Science (religion)
  • Nature, Humanity, and Global Perspectives in Modern Spirituality and Esotericism (with Kocku von Stuckrad and Bjarke Stanley Nielsen)

 Teaching 2020:

  • Esoteric traditions: across religion, science and philosophy in European history
  • Philosophy of Science (religion)

Teaching 2019: 

  • Esoteric traditions: across religion, science and philosophy in European history
  • Philosophy of Science (religion)
  • Methods in the Study of Religions (with Brian Arly Jacobsen)

Teaching 2018:

  • Philosophy of Science (religion)
  • Western Esoteric Traditions: across religion, science and philosophy in European history

Teaching 2017:

  • Philosophy of Science (religion)
  • Western Esoteric Traditions: across religion, science and philosophy in European history
  • The New Spirituality and Modern Religious Crises: H. P. Blavatsky’s synthesis of ancient traditions and modern science 
  • History of Religions (Indian and Esoteric traditions)

Teaching 2016:

  • Philosophy of Science (religion)
  • Western Esoteric Traditions: across religion, science and philosophy in European history
  • History of Religions (Antiquity)

Teaching 2015:

  • Research History 
  • Intellectual and Religious Traditionalism
  • History of Religions (BA elective)
  • History of Religions 1 (antiquity)
  • Academic writing

Teaching 2014:

  • The Theosophical Movement: its history and significance
  • History of Religions I
  •  New Religions and their historical roots
  • Text and Method (with Catharina Raudvere)
  • Academic writing
 

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