Dr. Tim Rudbøg is an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen and director of The Copenhagen Center for the Study of Theosophy and Esotericism sponsored by the Blavatsky Trust. Rudbøg is a trained historian of religions and has for over twenty years had an interest in Theosophy. His current major research project is focused on Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine and intellectual history and builds on his prize winning PhD thesis from the University of Exeter, which was dedicated to the study of the major themes in H. P. Blavatsky textual corpus. Rudbøg’s other work and publications have equally focused on topics such as Blavatsky’s Esoteric Instructions and the notion of an ageless wisdom and on the academic study of Western esotericism. Among his most recent works to be published in 2019 is his co-edited anthology Imagining the East: The Early Theosophical Society 1875-1900, Oxford University Press.