The conference is arranged as a joint venture between the following partners:

Seekers of the New

Seekers of the New: Esotericism and the transformation of religiosity in Finland during the era of modernisation, 1880-1940 is a multidisciplinary research project that explores the cultural history of esotericism in Finland from the 1880s to the 1940s.

The project is funded by the Kone Foundation for a period of three years beginning in 2018.



The Donner Institute

The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History is a private research institute attached to the Foundation for Åbo Akademi University. The aim of the Institute is to promote research in religion and culture.



Header picture Voimapiiri (2017) is  painted by Terttu Schroderus-Gustafsson.