September 2019 Witchcraft: Accusations and Persecutions

Witchcraft: Accusations and Persecutions

On Saturday 21st September 2019 the Museum 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: 

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