The Embassy of the Free Mind is proud to host the conference ‘The Role of the Netherlands in the Reception of Jacob Böhme’ from 6 – 8 October. The mystical philosopher Jacob Böhme (1575-1624) was a prolific writer, but did not intend to publish any of his works. Yet he enjoyed an impressive international reception. The Netherlands and Amsterdam in particular played a key role in the dissemination of Böhme’s thought: it is here that main editions of his works were published. This conference is organised by Claudia Brink, Lucinda Martin and Cecilia Muratori as part of the ‘Jacob Böhme Exhibition Project’ supported by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The next exhibition on Böhme will be organized in collaboration with the Embassy of the Free Mind, also the venue of the exhibition ‘Eye for the World. The visionary thinker Jacob Böhme’ from 14th December 2019-15 March 2020 in the Embassy of the Free Mind.

The conference opens on 6 October with a keynote lecture by Carlos Gilly at 18.30, followed by a reception. The full programme will be published on our website. You are invited to attend one of these events.


Sunday 6 October: 18.30-21.00 lecture + reception € 20 (students € 10) including drink + snack
Monday 7 October: 09.30-18.00 conference day 1 € 10 (students € 5) lunch not included
Tuesday 8 October: 09.30-12.50 conference day 2 € 5 (students € 2,50)

Sandwiches and soup will be sold in our café during lunch break on Monday.


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Date: September 29, 2019

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