The CSWR sponsors a variety of formal and informal academic programs designed to engage scholars and students of religious studies in what is becoming an increasingly globalized field, including lectures, film screenings, conferences and colloquia, panel discussions, and more, many of which are open to the public. CSWR events are wide ranging, covering the historical study of the religions of the world, as well as lived traditions and current events. Events that are open to the public are listed below. Video, audio, and photos of past events are available on our News and Events page.

  • See Map and Directions for information on getting to the CSWR.
  • The CSWR facilities are wheelchair accessible.
  • Public parking is not readily available in the immediate vicinity of the CSWR, although there is limited metered parking nearby, on Oxford, Kirkland, and Beacon Streets.
  • For additional information, email Ariella Ruth Goldberg or call 617.495.4476.

CSWR Upcoming Events

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CSWR Events Videos

Erik Davis

Video: Techgnosis Today

April 22, 2022

Erik Davis’ first book, the celebrated Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information, was published almost twenty-five years ago. Still in print, this cult classic of media studies continues to inform conversations about technology, consciousness, and new digital expressions of religion and esotericism.... Read more about Video: Techgnosis Today

Dr Amy Hale

Video: Ways of Knowing through the Changing Landscapes of Esoteric Art

April 6, 2022

In this illustrated talk and conversation, we will explore how our understanding of artists’ esoteric practice is shaping the conversation between art, artists and the audience. We will primarily be looking at the contributions of women artists, both historical and current, ranging from the Theosophically inspired Hilma af Klint and Surrealist occultist Ithell Colquhoun to a number of contemporary artists for whom esoteric practice is foundational to their art.... Read more about Video: Ways of Knowing through the Changing Landscapes of Esoteric Art

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