'After Class' Podcast

Season 1, Episode 8

Which Witch?a Deep Dive into Witches and Devils Throughout History with Mikki Brock

Associate Professor of History Mikki Brock talks witches, witch hunts, the Devil, and the "why" behind them in our latest episode, out just in time for you to enjoy it with a fall chill in the air. With Halloween just around the corner, listen at your own risk...
Recorded September 17, 2020
Airs September 29, 2020

"One of the things that's always been so interesting to me about the concept of evil and the Devil as the personification of that concept is the extent to which the Devil becomes almost a black mirror for society, a repository for thinking about and understanding human evil, for thinking about and understanding the bad things that happen in the world ... it almost becomes an organizing principle or a tool for negative self-definition."

Mikki Brock
Associate Professor of History

The Devil is in the Details

Suggested Readings:

Strange Histories:The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worldsby Darren Oldridge  

Storm of Witchcraft: Salem and the American Experience
by Emerson Baker 

The European Witch-Hunt 
by Julian Goodare 

Dancing in the Palm of His Hand
by Annamarie Beckel 

Episode Notes: 

No, there is no witch hunt against powerful men
The Washington Post 
by Mikki Brock 

Our strategies for handling a pandemic haven’t changed much in centuries
The Washington Post
by Mikki Brock 

Witch Hunt
BBC Radio Scotland 

Satan and the Scots: The Devil in Post-Reformation Scotland 
by Mikki Brock 

Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period
Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic 
edited by Mikki Brock, Richard Raiswell and David Winter 

The Routledge History of the Devil in the Western Tradition (coming 2023) 
by Mikki Brock, R chard Raiswell and David Winter 

Malleus Maleficarum
by Heinrich Kramer 

Compendium Maleficarum
by Francesco Maria Guazzo


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