HistoryExtra Witch-Hunting Masterclass with Malcolm Gaskill

About 'Witch-Hunting in the Early Modern World'

Join renowned historian Malcolm Gaskill for a five-part series of online Masterclasses exploring the fear of witchcraft that gripped societies in the 16th and 17th century.

The talks will explore cases of ‘witchcraft’, how our forebears would have understood them, and the experiences of people accused of such apparent crimes. They will also explore the wider social currents that contributed to the phenomenon of the ‘witch hunt’.

Whether you’re fascinated by stories of witchcraft or by the culture and society of this pivotal period, this Masterclass is the perfect way to learn more from a leading expert in the field.

What's included:
- A pre-read for you to look over before the session begins
- An introductory lecture from Malcolm Gaskill
- A discussion of the pre-read materials
- Q&A session with an opportunity for you to pose your question to Malcolm Gaskill
- Access to recordings for all parts of the series
Sessions in this Series
  • Friday April 29th 12:30PM BST
    Part One: The Idea of a Witch
  • Friday May 6th 12:30PM BST
    Part Two: Origins and Causes
  • Friday May 13th 12:30PM BST
    Part Three: Persecutions and Panics
  • Friday May 20th 12:30PM BST
    Part Four: The Experience of Witchcraft
  • Friday May 27th 12:30PM BST
    Part Five: The Decline of Magic

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