We're a research team using interactions with the supernatural to explore the emotional experiences and interior lives of ordinary people between 1300 and 1900. Using a range of methodologies and source types within three discrete but related research projects - spanning medieval to modern, and household to cosmos - we're working on books and articles, events and exhibitions, and are crowdsourcing the location of concealed objects and witchcraft memorials via interactive maps.
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Witches at Night: Creative Responses to Early Modern Witch Trials
16 September 2019
In the 1613 pamphlet Witches Apprehended, Examined and Executed, a servant gossips about a local woman he believes to be a witch. As he speaks, he is struck by a […]
Workshop on Medieval Magic: Future Directions
28 May 2019
Wednesday 26 June 2019 IAS Ground, South Wing, UCL Convened by Sophie Page (UCL) and Catherine Rider (Exeter) The recently published The Routledge History of Medieval Magic (January...
Nordic Noir: Creating Denmark’s First Museum of Witchcraft
14 May 2019
In December 2018 a small group from the Museum of Southwest Jutland in Denmark, consisting of Lulu Anne Hansen (Head of Historical Research), Mette Slyngborg (Curator), Louise Lindgaard...
The Witch of Loddon and Changing Perceptions of Witchcraft in Victorian England
17 April 2019
There are many stories of witchcraft in rural England from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but it is rare to find accounts of self-professed witches who actually attempted to...