May Conference Call For Papers

On May 18th & 19th  the Museum will host its annual conference on the subject of Isobel Gowdie to complement our 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 March 11th 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:

– Shape-shifting in witchcraft and folklore
– The witchcraft trials in Scotland
– Misogyny in the 17thC and beyond
– Fairy Belief
– Isobel Gowdie’s influence on contemporary witchcraft practice
– Shamanism and Christianity
– Sex with the Devil
– Cunning Folk
– Flying salves and Witch Flight

Notification of acceptance – 18th March 2019

For any enquiries regarding the conference please contact:

We are unable to cover travel or accommodation expenses.



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