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Papers & Talks
20 October: C. Houlbrook, ‘Archaeology in the Attic: Concealed Shoes and Protective Magic’, Friends of Castleshaw Roman Forts (Castleshaw, Greater Manchester).
4 October: O. Davies, ‘Researching the Material Culture of Post-Medieval Magic: Challenging Preconceptions and Creating a Crowd-Sourced Virtual Archive’, Authority, Materiality, and Media (University of Southern Denmark, Odense).
19 September: M. Gaskill, ‘Witchfinder General: Matthew Hopkins and the East Anglian Witch-Hunt of 1645–7’, Historical Association (Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln).
1 September: M. Gaskill,‘The Emotional Foundations of Seventeenth-Century English America’, U3A (Rayleigh, Essex).
12 August: C. Houlbrook, ‘From Old Shoes to Dried Cats: Unravelling the Mystery of the Domestic Deposit’, Historicising Beliefs (Newcastle University).
4 July: K. Walker-Meikle, ‘Swallow a Frog and Avoid Croaking: Ingesting Poisonous Animals in William of Marra’, International Medieval Congress (University of Leeds).
29 June: K. Walker-Meikle, ‘Los placeres y los peligros de las mascotas medievales’, Els Animals a l’edat Mitjana (Universitat de Lleida, Balaguer).
23 June: M. Gaskill, ‘The Demonstration of Witchcraft: Emotion and Proof in Early Modern England’, Witchcraft and Emotions II: Social Conflict and the Judicial Process (Centre for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute).
27 May: C. Houlbrook, ‘Concealed Revealed: Hidden Deposits in the Post-Medieval Home’, Coins, Hoards and Special Deposits (University College London).
27 May: C. Houlbrook, ‘A Plague of Padlocks: The Dissemination of Contemporary Deposits’, Coins, Hoards and Special Deposits (University College London).
20 May: M. Gaskill, ‘Silence and Suspicion: Witchcraft in a Seventeenth-Century American Household’, Supernatural Spaces in the Early Modern World (John Rylands Library, Manchester).
2 April: C. Houlbrook, ‘Putting the (Concealed) Shoe on the Other Foot: From Concealer to Finder’, Hidden Charms (Norwich Castle Museum).
22 March: C. Houlbrook, ‘The ‘I’ In Magic: Distributed Personhood in the Post-Medieval House’, Social History Society Conference (Lancaster University).
22 March: K. Walker-Meikle, ‘Medieval Rabies: Fear and Animal-Human Boundaries’, Social History Society Conference (Lancaster University).
14-16 December: C. Houlbrook, ‘If The (Concealed) Shoe Fits: The Logical Pairing of Archaeology and Folklore’, Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference (University of Bradford).
26 November: C. Houlbrook, ‘Archaeology in the Attic: Concealed Shoes and Protective Magic’, Middleton Archaeology Society (Middleton, Greater Manchester).
23 November: M. Gaskill, ‘The Personification of Witchcraft: Emotion, Identity and Reality in Early Modern England’, Witchcraft and Emotions I: Media and Cultural Meanings (Centre for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne).