17.607 new Humbul Topic: The Renaissance of Witchcraft Studies

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Feb 04 2004 - 02:10:31 EST

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 607.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

         Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 06:58:56 +0000
         From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
         Subject: New Humbul Topic: The Renaissance of Witchcraft Studies

New Humbul Topic: The Renaissance of Witchcraft Studies

The academic study of witchcraft has blossomed, particularly among social
historians. Most undergraduate history courses now include at least one
component on the subject of early modern witchcraft. The historical record
of accusations of, and trials for, witchcraft allow the exploration of a
myriad of issues such as: family relations; community conflict; elite and
popular divisions; gender relations; manuscript and textual studies;
confessional and political debate; and changing concepts of demonology and

Wanda Wyporska has brought together a range of resources across this field
of study revealing how the Internet can help the student or researcher of
witchcraft studies.

Humbul Topics gather together Internet resources that share a particular
relevance found in the Humbul internet resource catalogue. Explore them all

The Humbul Humanities Hub is a service of the Resource Discovery Network
funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee and the Arts and
Humanities Research Board, and is hosted by the University of Oxford.

Dr Michael Fraser
Head of Humbul Humanities Hub
Oxford University Computing Services
13 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6NN
Tel: 01865 283 343
Fax: 01865 273 275

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