European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism
The European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) is Europe's only scholarly society for the study of Western esotericism. Founded in 2005, the society promotes academic study of the various manifestations of Western esotericism from late antiquity to the present, and works to secure the future development of the field.
International conferences 
The ESSWE holds an international conference in a different European country every two years, and holds a workshop for graduate students in years in which there is no conference. Past conferences have been in Tübingen (2007), Strasbourg (2009), and Szeged (2011). The 2013 conference takes place in Gothenburg.
Other activities 
The ESSWE provides various resource on its website, awards prizes and travel bursaries to recognize and encourage younger scholars. It has two regional networks, the Scandinavian Network for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism (SNASWE) and the Israeli Network for the Study of Western Esotericsm (INASWE), and two thematic research networks, the Contemporary Esotericism Research Network (ContERN) and the ESSWE Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity (NSEA).
The ESSWE is an affiliated society of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) and a related scholarly organization of the American Academy of Religion (AAR).
Current officers 
- President: Wouter J. Hanegraaff (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Vice President: Jean-Pierre Brach (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, Paris, France)
- Secretary: Mark Sedgwick (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
- Membership Secretary and Acting Treasurer: Egil Asprem (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Webmaster: Peter J. Forshaw (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Henrik Bogdan (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
- Boaz Huss (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
- Andreas Kilcher (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland)
- Birgit Menzel (Universität Mainz, Germany)
- Marco Pasi (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Gyorgy E. Szonyi (University of Szeged, Hungary)
- Helmut Zander (Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany)
Notable past officers 
- Antoine Faivre (University of the Sorbonne, France)
- Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke (University of Exeter, UK)