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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 2.17: The Royal Society of London: Scientific Institution - and public relations instrument of the 'new science'

This seminar deals with the Royal Society of London and the rising 'new science' and 'experimental philosophy' of the 17th century.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 2.14: The New Experience of Nature: Robert Boyle's 'Pneumatical Engine'

This seminar looks into the experimental philosophy that grew during the 17th century in Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 2.12: Prophets, Seers and Messiahs

This seminar looks at the scriptural grounds for believing that the 'Last Days' would be accompanied by 'false prophets'.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Eruope: Seminar 2.11: Astrology's Contested Role

This seminar explores the contested role of Astrology in early-modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 2.10: Almanacs, Astrology and Change

A seminar about early-modern almanacs and astrology and how opinions about these changed during the period.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 2.9: Monstrous Births and unnatural Happenings

This seminar explores how 'monstrous creatures' and human birth accidents were understood as signs of God's providence.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 2.8: Providence and the Natural World

A seminar that explores beliefs in portents in early-modern Europe. This seminar is linked to seminar 07 on Protestant Piety.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 2.5: Sudden Deaths and Providential Punishment: Protestant Views of Providence

A Seminar examining sudden death and the belief in providential punishment in early-modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 2.3: The Dangers of 'Sadducisma' and the Defence of Witchcraft

This seminar focuses on Joseph Glanvill's Saducismus Triumphatus, which attempts to provide a 'reasonable' justification of the existence and power of witchcraft in the world.

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The 'Disenchantment' of Early Modern Europe: Seminar 04: Witchcraft

Seminar outline for HST115: The 'Disenchantment' of Early Modern Europe c. 1570-1770, produced for the 2007 session at the Department of History, University of Sheffield. Includes an exercise for students to read and analyse extracts about witchcraft beliefs by George Gifford and Jean Bodin. Related to this exercise are brief summaries of four primary sources on witchcraft: Nicholas Remy, Demonolatry (1595); George Gifford, A Dialogue concerning witches & witchcraft (1593); Trials of Witches at crossroads of Marlou (1582-3); and Loudon Possession cases (1634/1637).

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 22: Witches on Stage (and Screen)

Witchcraft was more often represented on stage in the Jacobean period than at any other time. In this seminar we are interested in what impact such plays are likely to have had on their audiences; whether the relationship to the witchcraft that we have now studied is an accurate one (and, where relevant, how the dramatists used contemporary cases of witchcraft to give them their dramatic material), etc. Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 21: The Witchcraze in Essex

This seminar will examine the craze of witch-hunting in Essex during the civil wars. A key figure in the 'witch-craze' of 1645 was Matthew Hopkins. The seminar will ask students to consider, in particular, the role of Hopkins as witch-hunter and attitudes towards him and his work. Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 20: The Witch-Craze in Lancashire

This seminar and its sequel explore the rich documentation on witchcraft trials surviving for two English regions: Lancashire and Essex. They have both been subjected to considerable historical analysis already; and acquired a degree of public exposure too. So the aims of this seminar are to test various scholarly assumptions about the origins and process of witchcraft accusations against the regional evidence. Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 19: The Crime of Witchcraft validated by a monarch

This seminar will examine in depth James VI (and I’s) attitude towards witchcraft as portrayed in his text Daemonologie (1597). Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 18: The Crime of Witchcraft: Radical Doubters

We tend to imagine that there was a consensus of beliefs about witchcraft and the powers of the devil, with that unity beginning to break down only towards the end of the seventeenth century under the impact of the scientific movement and the scepticism of the early Enlightenment. This seminar challenges these assumptions by showing that there was no real consensus earlier on. The seminar focuses specifically on Reginald Scot and John Webster. Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 17: Witchcraft in a Yorkshire Gentry Family

This seminar considers how witchcraft belief was exploited for various means and what role the belief in and practice of witchcraft played in the local community. Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 16: Witchcraft Sensationalism: Witchcraft pamphlets

Witchcraft was a scandal as well as a crime. The issue of scandal often appears in witchcraft trials. This seminar examines literary and oral resources to understand the role ‘gossip’ and scandal played in witchcraft cases. Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 15: Continental Comparisons: Witchcraft in Lorraine and Bavaria

There is a strong historiographical tradition, sustained by the insularity of English historians, that English witchcraft and accusation were ‘somehow distinctive from the continental equivalents of these phenomena’. This seminar concentrates on the case of the Duchy of Lorraine to show that the English experience was a variation on themes that were prominent within Europe and not entirely ‘distinctive’ as has been claimed. Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 13: The Crime of Witchcraft

This seminar examines the criminalization of witchcraft in the early modern period. Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 9: Ghosts, Fairies, Frauds and the Natural World

Examination of the role of and belief in fairies during the early modern period. Discussion of literature and events surrounding this belief in fairies, how it was taken advantage of, and specifically how it was linked to the discourse surrounding witchcraft. Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Essay Bibliography Q 2.19

Bibliography for essay: What arguments were used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to cast doubt upon the reality of witchcraft, and how effectively were contemporaries able to answer them? Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Essay Bibliography Q 2.10

Bibliography for essay: What can we learn from witchcraft cases about elite and popular conceptions of the power of the devil? Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Essay Bibliography Q 2.9

Bibliography for essay: What was the nature of early-modern witches' power, and how were they thought to exercise it? Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Essay Bibliography Q 1.11

Bibliography for essay: What, on the basis of the evidence you have examined, explains the gendered nature of witchcraft belief and prosecution? Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Essay Bibliography Q 1.9

Bibliography for essay: In what ways can one relate the impact of the printing press to reinforcing or changing beliefs in either witchcraft or portents of impending disaster? Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Essay Bibliography Q 1.8

Bibliography for essay: What can we learn from a comparison of popular pamphlets on witchcraft with stage representations of witchcraft in the Jacobean period? Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Essay Bibliography Q 1.3

Bibliography for essay: Estimate the ways in which ONE of the following sources tried to persuade their readers of their objective handling of evidence: a) Ludwig Lavater, Of Ghostes and Spirities Walking by Nyght; b) Reginald Scot, Discoverie of Witchcraft; c) Joseph Glanvill, Sadducismus Triumphatus; d) James VI (and I), Demonologie. Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Essay Bibliography Q 1.2

Bibliography for essay: What sorts of evidence most impressed judges when they considered the fate those being prosecuted for witchcraft, and why? Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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