Such Small Pieces

Last week, I was in the 1860s. Today, I am mostly in HR meetings. How can we think in different times, and in different places, the historian asks? In such small pieces. In moments walking up the hill to work, between seeing students and committee meetings, in the minutes affords by online systems, by emails, … Continue reading Such Small Pieces

The Demon ‘Marc’

(from Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire infernal) Sometimes, the temptation is just to let the stories speak for themselves. TRIBUNAL CORRECTIONNEL DE BORDEAUX[1] Hearing of July 23rd. Methods to ensure the return of an unfaithful husband - Spells - Scams amounting to 60,000 francs. The accused is a woman in her fifties. If she has no … Continue reading The Demon ‘Marc’

(Re)producing Historical Realities

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Ellie Chadwick to the Creative Histories of Witchcraft team as a producer for upcoming events. Ellie writes: In her book The Archive and The Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas, Diana Taylor points out that performance is ‘not simply an object of analysis’ but also functions as ‘a way … Continue reading (Re)producing Historical Realities