Monday, September 29, 2008

Swedenborg symposium

Announcing a Swedenborg symposium at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden, Monday through Wednesday, June 7–9, 2010: "Emanuel Swedenborg–Exploring a “World memory”: Context, Content, Contribution."

In 2006 UNESCO designated Emanuel Swedenborg’s (1688–1772) archive to be preserved as part of their “World Memory” program. In the following year the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences started the project of producing a modern catalogue of the Swedenborg archive, in digital and bound formats. The Swedenborg Symposium in 2010 will celebrate the completion of this catalogue project.

The three-day Symposium will explore:

  • The 18th Century Swedish and European contexts of Swedenborg’s writings
  • The contents and form of his texts: scientific, philosophical, religious and linguistic aspects.
  • The contribution of his thoughts: cultural and religious.

Call for Papers: original contributions investigating some aspect of the themes listed above are invited for oral presentation at the Symposium. Deadline for abstracts (approx. 250 words) is January 31, 2009. Abstracts should be sent to

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