The History of Witchcraft, Magic and the Devil in Ireland Conference
PLEASE NOTE THAT BOTH THE OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER EVENTS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED.
The History of Witchcraft, Magic, and the Devil in Ireland Conference
31st October 2013 and 28th November 2013
To mark the publication of Dr Andrew Sneddon’s new book Possessed by the Devil: The Real History of the Islandmagee Witches & Ireland's Only Witchcraft Mass Trial (History Press Ireland, 2013) PRONI will be hosting an evening conference looking at various aspects of belief in the supernatural in Ireland before the Twentieth Century.
5.30 to 6.00 pm Refreshments
6.00 to 7.30 pm Conference
Cara Hanley (University of Ulster) ‘Portrayals of Witchcraft, Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern Imagery’
John Fulton (University of Ulster) ‘Mary Butters: the Carnmoney Witch, 1807-8’
Jodie Shevlin (University of Ulster) ‘Demonic Possession, Exorcism and the Roman Catholic Clergy in the Pre-famine Period’
Andrew Sneddon (University of Ulster) ‘Writing the History of Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland’
A history lecturer at the University of Ulster, Dr Andrew Sneddon’s first book, Witchcraft and Whigs: the Life of Bishop Francis Hutchinson, 1660-1739, was published in 2008, while, Possessed by the Devil: The History of the Islandmagee Witches & Ireland's Only Witchcraft Mass Trial was published in 2013 by the History Press. He is currently writing a book for Palgrave Macmillan on Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland over the last 400 years.
John Fulton (University of Ulster) is currently pursuing a PhD in history with a thesis exploring attitudes to the supernatural in Enlightenment Ireland.
Cara Hanley’s (University of Ulster) doctoral research explores the cultural representations of witchcraft in eighteenth and nineteenth century England.
Jodie Shevlin (University of Ulster) is undertaking a PhD exploring popular and elite attitudes to ghosts, fairies and demonic possession within nineteenth-century, Irish Catholicism.
Please contact PRONI at email@example.com to book your place.
WHEN: 31st October 2013
HOW MUCH?: PLEASE NOTE THAT BOTH OF THESE EVENTS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED