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Witch Trials and Belonging

Join Professor Malcolm Gaskill of the University of East Anglia as he reveals the history of witchcraft and witchcraft trials in our part of the world. How did what happened in East Anglia mirror the waves of witch trials across Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries? Professor Ulinka Rublack of St John’s College will join to share insights from her work as a historian and her 2019 book The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler´s Fight for His Mother , which subsequently inspired an opera. Together we’ll consider what values, ideas, fears shaped culture and lead to what was perceived as witchcraft to be a crime? What is different and what is similar today?

  • 27th October 2023 - 27th October 2023
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Professor Malcolm Gaskill of the University of East Anglia as he reveals the history of witchcraft and witchcraft trials in our part of the world.  How did what happened in East Anglia mirror the waves of witch trials across Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries?  Professor Ulinka Rublack of St John’s College will join to share insights from her work as a historian and her 2019 book The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler´s Fight for His Mother , which subsequently inspired an opera.  Together we’ll consider what values, ideas, fears shaped culture and lead to what was perceived as witchcraft to be a crime?  What is different and what is similar today?  Mocktail bar and snacks available.

Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Cloakroom facilities
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Luggage storage
  • wheelchair access
  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible
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