The Irish Network for the Study of Esotericism and Paganism is a Regional Network of the ESSWE. The INSEP was founded in May 2015 by Dr Jenny Butler, a specialist on Irish Contemporary Paganism who teaches modules on Western Esotericism and New Religious Movements at the Department of Study of Religions at University College Cork, along with Colin Duggan, a PhD researcher at UCC’s Department of Study of Religions who specialises in the study of Theosophy and Chaos Magick. INSEP is a multidisciplinary research network which establishes a forum for academics working on any aspect of Esotericism (historical or contemporary) or Contemporary Paganism that relates to the Irish context and which aims to promote interdisciplinary collaborations. Its mission is to provide a forum for networking among scholars who are based in Ireland and those based abroad who have research interests in these subject areas as they relate to Ireland.

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