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Age of the Witch Hunts

Friday, October 29, 2021, 5‑6pm EDT
Location: Zoom call
Restricted to members and their guests

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      Age of the Witch Hunts!  

Great way to Kick Off Halloween!
A visit to Salem, Massachusetts, reminds us of the witch trials of 1692-3. But the events in Salem were not uniquely American phenomena; instead, they were part of a much longer history of witch hunting in Europe that spanned nearly 300 years, involving approximately 100,000 formal accusations and 50,000 executions in places ranging from Scotland to Russia.

Michelle D. Brock is associate professor of History at Washington and Lee University in Virginia. She is the author of Satan and the Scots: The Devil in Post-Reformation Scotland (2016) and co-editor of Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period (2018) and the forthcoming Routledge History of the Devil in the Western Tradition.

She is also co-director of Mapping the Scottish Reformation, a digital resource for exploring the lives of the Scottish Clergy.

You can learn more about Professor Brock and her work—including op-eds and podcasts for a popular audience—here:

Please REGISTER by Thursday evening, October 28.

Zoom link will be sent by noon on Friday.  Please send email if not received by noon.   Response to last minute zoom link requests may not be honored. 

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