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Witchcraft: Accusations and Persecutions

Wellington Hotel, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK
Organization: University of Wolverhampton
Categories: American, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, British, Popular Culture, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2019-09-21 Abstract Due: 2019-08-15


SEPTEMBER CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
WITCHCRAFT: ACCUSATIONS AND PERSECUTIONS

On Saturday 21st September 2019 the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic will be supporting a one-day conference, in conjunction with the University of Wolverhampton, on the subject of Witchcraft: Accusations and Persecutions to complement the 2019 exhibition. It will be held in the Wellington Hotel, Boscastle, Cornwall UK.

If you would like to present a paper please send an abstract of no more than 200 words together with a brief biographical note to: louise.fenton@wlv.ac.uk 

Deadline for abstracts is August 15th 2019

The subject is vast so papers can be as broad or as specific as you wish. Themes to address include, but are not restricted to, the following:

-      Historic witchcraft trials in the UK, Europe or USA
-      The Malleus Malificarum and other key texts
-      Persecutions in the name of religion
-      Subjects of the accusations (familiars, cursing, shape-shifting, etc..)
-      Children and accusations
-      Witch persecutions in a global context
-      Images of witchcraft trials and persecutions
-      Modern witch trials and human rights


Notification of acceptance – 25th August 2019


For any enquiries regarding the conference please contact: 
louise.fenton@wlv.ac.uk or development@mwm.museum


We are unable to cover travel or accommodation expenses.

https://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk

louise.fenton@wlv.ac.uk

Dr Louise Fenton