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Internationale Conferentie over ANNIE BESANT (1847-1933), Londen, 30 september – 1 oktober 2017

27 juli 2017

De Theosophical Society in Engeland (http://www.theosoc.org.uk ) houdt een tweedaagse internationale conferentie over Annie Besant (1847-1933) op hun hoofdkwartier, 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA op zaterdag en zondag, 30 September and 1 October 2017.

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Programme

Saturday 30 September 2017
In the chair- Muriel Pecastaing-Boissiere

9.45 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE.

10.20 WELCOME – Jenny Baker, National President, Theosophical Society in England

10.30 ATHEIST OR AGNOSTIC? ANNIE BESANT’S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS- Jean-Michel Yvard

11.10 Refreshments

11.40 ANNIE BESANT’S NEO-MALTHUSIAN PASSION — Deborah Lavin

12.20 REVISITING ANNIE BESANT’S LAST YEARS OF SOCIALISM WITH THE LINK “A JOURNAL FOR THE SERVANTS OF MAN” – Marie Terrier

1.00 Lunch break

2.00 ANNIE BESANT AS TRANSLATOR THE BHAGAVAD GITA WITHIN THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY AND ITS PUBLIC IMPACT – Yves Mühlematter

Annie Besant in 1897.

2.40 ANNIE BESANT IN BERNARD SHAW’S “PLAYS PLEASANT “– Allan Johnson

3.20 Refreshments

4.00 “I WOULD NOT HAVE LEFT YOUR PLATFORM HAD I NOT BEEN COMPELLED…”: ANNIE BESANT’S EXCLUSION FROM THE NATIONAL SECULAR SOCIETY (1891) – Muriel Pecastaing-Boissiere

4.40 BESANT AND BENGAL: SHAPING THE POLITICAL CULTURE IN EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY CALCUTTA – Mriganka Mukhopadhyay

5.20 BESANT, THEOSOPHY AND ACADEMIC BIAS – Kurt Leland

6.00 CLOSING REMARKS – Muriel Pecastaing-Boissiere

Sunday 1 October 2017

In the chair-Kurt Leland

10.00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

  1. 20 – WELCOME – Kurt Leland

10.30 ANNIE BESANT, A DUTCH PERSPECTIVE – Wim Leys

11.00 Refreshments

11.40 ANNIE BESANT:PHILOSOPHER KING – Kurt Leland

12.10 THE ALAN LEO PROJECT – Kim Farnell

12.20 ANNIE BESANT, JEAN DELVILLE AND KRISHNAMURTI – Daniel Guéguen

1.00 Lunch break

2.00 A FAIR SKINNED KASHMIRI BRAHMANA ; ANNIE BESANT AND THE PORTRAITS OF THE MASTERS – Massimo Introvigne

2.40 ANNIE BESANT, YOGA AND MEDITATION Karl Baier

3.20 POPULAR OCCULTURE – Christine Ferguson (on film)

3.30 Muriel Pecastaing-Boissiere and Kurt Leland introduce their books

3.40 REFRESHMENTS AND BOOK SIGNING

4.20 TWO SHORT FILMS ; AB AT WHEATON, AND JOHN CROW ON HER AMERICAN TOURS.

4.50 ANNIE BESANT AND OCCULT CHEMISTRY Gwyn Hocking

5:20 SIXTY YEARS OF PUBLIC WORK Alejandro Ninin

6.00 CLOSING REMARKS – Kurt Leland

CONFERENCE ENDS