History 30: Witchcraft in Europe, 1450 - 1750

Welcome to History 30! At this site will be posted lecture presentations and additional readings for the course.

For the course syllabus in pdf, click here for the 1:10-2:00 lecture, and here for the 5:10-6:00 lecture.

All supplementary readings for the course are immediately available below, though lecture material will be posted over the course of the semester.

 

Lecture Slides and Readings (In addition to the books)

Day 1: Witches & Neighbors, Introduction
Lecture Slides: Introduction

Week 1: No Additional Reading, but Levack Map here
Lecture Slides: Medieval Society, Education, Religion

Week 2: No Additional Reading
Lecture Slides: Xty & Wcraft, High Theology, Popular Ideas

Week 3: No Additional Reading
Lecture Slides: Proof, Laws & W-craft, State Formation

Week 4: No Additional Reading
Lecture Slides: Humanism, Reformation, & Witchcraft

Week 5: No Additional Reading
Lecture Slides: Grievances & Arguments, Scapegoating the Accused, Real Witches & Confessions

Week 6: Hopkin's Discovery (Transcription here)
Lecture Slides: Halloween, England, Scotland

Week 7: No Additional Reading
Lecture Slides: Catholic Practices, Library Day

Week 8: No Additional Reading
Lecture Slides: Benandanti, Fertility Cults, Inquisition

Week 9: Salem Witchcraft Trials, 1692
Lecture Slides: Reason and Decline, Trial in Class

Week 10: No Additional Reading
Lecture Slides: Special Collections, Salem Paper Due, Review Session
Special Collections Booklist