Utopian Occultism in fin de siecle Dublin / The fictions of AE
This project investigates the influence of occult beliefs, themes, and figures on British (including pre-independence Ireland) popular culture between 1875-1947. The Popular Occulture in Britain project was run by Professor Christine Ferguson (University of Stirling) and Dr Andrew Radford (University of Glasgow) to investigate the influence of occult beliefs, themes, and figures, in British culture at this time. It ran three themed workshops at which members of the network— including scholars, artists, curators, librarians, and private archive holders— will meet to discuss how and why occult ideas penetrated mass culture in the period of our study, paying specific attention to their manifestation in popular fiction and entertainments, journalism, and political movements. The project included occult archive and site tours, along with exhibitions of special collection material. The workshops are free and open to the public.