Witchcraft and Human Rights: Past, Present, Future Perspectives - Conference

Lancaster University, 10-11 January 2019

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About the conference:

This interdisciplinary conference will examine the various traditions of witchcraft across centuries and continents. It will focus on how witchcraft accusations, practices and beliefs, and the consequences they generate, are understood, theorised and represented.

The conference will take place in the historic city of Lancaster, the site of the most famous English witch-trials in 1612. Delegates will be able to visit the site of the trials and gain a deeper understanding of the factors behind the persecution of the so-called Lancashire witches.


Charlotte Baker, Ikponwosa Ero, Miranda Forsyth, Gary Foxcroft, Lisa Oakley, Sam Spence.

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