Forskning ved Københavns Universitet - Københavns Universitet

Tim Rudbøg
Tim Rudbøg


Centerleder Copenhagen Center for the Study of Theosophy and Esotericism (CCSTE)

Head of Scandinavian Network for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism (SNASWE) 


Uddannelsesbaggrund / Educational background:

  • Adjunktpedagogikum (University teacher training)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History (Western esotericism) from the University of Exeter, UK

  • Research Master of Arts (MA) in The History of Religions with Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in The Science of Religion with Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen 

Fokus- og vejledningområder / Research Focus Areas

  • (1) The history of esotericism (mysticism, magic and occultism),
  • (2) H. P. Blavatsky and The Theosophical Society, 
  • (3) Modern religions,
  • (4) Theory and Method in the Study of Religions,
  • (5) The History of Ideas,
  • (6) The relation between Religion, Science and Philosophy,
  • (7) Indian religions and exchanges between East and West. 

Forskning pt. / Current research

H.P. Blavatsky's Theosophy, The Secret Doctrine, Evolution, knowledge boundaries (fem år: 2017-2022 / five year project 2017-2022)

Ph.d.- vejledning / PhD-supervision (2020-2023)

  • Bjarke Stanley Nielsen (Theosophy and Global History)
  • Samanta Viziale (Theosophy and Art) (co-supervised with prof. Massimo Leone, University of Torino)

Medlemsskaber og netværk /Memberships and network

  • European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE)
  • Scandinavian Network for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism (SNASWE)
  • Religionshistorisk Forening (web)
  • Dansk Selskab for Religionsvidenskab (DASR)
  • Occult South Asia Network (OSAN)
  • Esotericism and Aesthetics in The Nordic Countries (ESOSTETICS)

Undervisning / Teaching:

Undervisning  2020 / Teaching 2020:

  • Esoteric traditions
  • Videnskabsteori (fagspecifik, religion) /Philosophy of Science (religion)

Undervisning  2019 / Teaching 2019: 

  • Esoteric traditions
  • Videnskabsteori (fagspecifik, religion) /Philosophy of Science (religion)
  • Metoder i religionsforskningen / Methods in the Study of Religions

Undervisning  2018 / Teaching 2018:

  • Esoteric traditions
  • Videnskabsteori (fagspecifik, religion) /Philosophy of Science (religion)

Undervisning  2017 / Teaching 2017:

  • Videnskabsteori (fagspecifik, religion) /Philosophy of Science (religion)
  • Western Esoteric Traditions
  • The New Spirituality and Modern Religious Crises: H. P. Blavatsky’s synthesis of ancient traditions and modern science 
  • History of Religions (Indian and esoteric traditions)

Undervisning  2016 / Teaching 2016:

  • Videnskabsteori (fagspecifik, religion) /Philosophy of Science (religion)
  • Vestens esoteriske traditioner / Western Esotericism
  • Religionshistorie (antikken) / History of Religions (Antiquity)

Undervisning  2015 / Teaching 2015:

  • Forskningshistorie / Research History 
  • Intellektuel og religiøs traditionalisme / Intellectual and Religious Traditionalism
  • Religionshistorie (tilvalg) / History of Religions (BA elective)
  • Religionshistorie 1 (antikken) / History of Religions 1 (antiquity)
  • Opgavekursus / Academic writing

Undervisning  2014 / Teaching 2014:

  • Den teosofiske Bevægelse: dens historie og betydning / The Theosophical Movement: its history and significance
  • Religionshistorie I, Hold A / History of Religions I
  • Nye religioner og deres historiske rødder / New Religions and their historical roots
  • Tekst og Metode / Text and Method (with Prof. Catharina Raudvere)
  • Opgavekursus / Academic writing


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