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Wed, 05 Jun



Witch-Hunting in European and World History

This lecture confronts the worldwide phenomenon of the persecution of suspected witches, now a serious, contemporary problem condemned by the UN in 2021.

Witch-Hunting in European and World History
Witch-Hunting in European and World History

Time & Location

05 Jun 2024, 18:00


About the event

This lecture will show what has been unusual about Europe in this global pattern, and why the notorious early modern witch hunts there commenced and ended.

Professor Hutton is Professor of History at the University of Bristol. He took degrees at Cambridge and then Oxford Universities, and was a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. He is now a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries and the Learned Society of Wales, and has won awards for teaching and research.  He has lectured all over the world, authored 18 books and 83 essays, appeared in or presented scores of television and radio programmes, and sits on the editorial boards of six journals concerned with the history of religion and magic.

This FREE event is run by Gresham College in London.  You must regsiter at:

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