Hallowed Histories

An Embarrassment of Witches

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Hallowed Histories Cinema

 

 

 Number One: An Embarrassment of Witches

 

Witchfinder General & Inside Number 9: The Trial Of Elizabeth Gadge

With an introduction by Professor Malcolm Gaskill

Professor of Early Modern History, University of East Anglia

Julian Study Centre room 3.02

7:00 pm—10:00 pm

Before joining the School of History, Malcolm Gaskill was Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Churchill College, Cambridge, and previous to that a lecturer at Keele University, Queen’s University, Belfast, and Anglia Ruskin University.  His research interests are in British social and cultural history, 1500–1800, particularly the history of mentalities. He has written extensively about the history of witch-beliefs and witchcraft prosecutions, and is also interested in crime and the law, and the supernatural in the twentieth century, especially spiritualism and psychical research, 1920–50. His most recent work involves the writing a short history of witchcraft, researching emotion, mentality and culture in seventeenth-century English America and interrogating the history of the East Anglian witch-hunt of 1645-7 through a context of the representation of Witchfinders: a Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy.

His website can be found here.

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