Publications & Presentations

Publications

Monographs

In Preparation

  • O. Davies, Supernatural Interventions: Popular Fears and Domestic Protection in Britain.
  • M. Gaskill, The Ruin of All Witches: Death, Desire, and the Devil in Early America.
  • S. Page, Idiosyncratic Cosmologies in the Late Middle Ages.

Journal Articles, Book Chapters, & Reviews

  • M. Gaskill, ‘Review of C. Spence, Accidents and Violent Death in Early Modern London, 1650-1750 (Woodbridge, 2016)’, the London Review of Books (September 2017).
  • M. Gaskill, ‘Afterword: Passions in Perspective’, in L. Kounine & M. Ostling (eds), Emotions in the History of Witchcraft (London, 2017), pp. 269-79.
  • M. Gaskill, ‘Little Commonwealths II: Communities’, in K. Wrightson (ed.), A Social History of England, 1500-1750 (London, 2017), pp. 84-104.
  • C. Houlbrook, ‘The Other Shoe: Fragmentation in the Post-Medieval Home’, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 27 (2017): 261-74.
  • C. Houlbrook, ‘The Concealed Revealed Project: From Old Shoes to Desiccated Cats’, Kent Archaeological Society 106 (2017): 12-13.

Forthcoming

  • J. Brown, ‘Approaching Inner Lives: Thinking, Feeling, Believing, 1300–1900’, workshop report forthcoming in the Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies.
  • J. Brown, ‘Review of L. Kounine & M. Ostling (eds), Emotions in the History of Witchcraft (London, 2017)’, forthcoming in the European History Quarterly.
  • S. Page, ‘Medieval Magic Figures: Between Image and Text’, in S. Page & C. Rider (eds), book chatper forthcoming in The Routledge Handbook of Medieval Magic (Oxford, forthcoming 2018).
  • M. Gaskill, ‘Review of R. Hutton, The Witch: A History of Fear from Ancient Times to the Present (New Haven, 2017)’, forthcoming in the London Review of Books.
  • M. Gaskill, ‘Review of F. Timbers, The Magical Adventures of Mary Parish: The Occult World of Seventeenth-Century London (Kirksville MO, 2016)’, forthcoming in the Journal of British Studies.
  • M. Gaskill, ‘Review of S. Marrone, A History of Science, Magic, and Belief: From Medieval to Early Modern Europe (London, 2015)’, forthcoming in the European History Quarterly.
  • M. Gaskill, ‘Review of R. Ross, Before Salem: Witch Hunting in the Connecticut River Valley, 1647-1663 (Jefferson NC, 2017)’, forthcoming in the Fortean Times.
  • C. Houlbrook, ‘The Concealed Revealed: The ‘Afterlives’ of Apotropaic Deposits’, journal article forthcoming in History Workshop Journal.

Submitted

  • M. Gaskill, ‘‘Eager After the World’: Witchcraft, Emotion, and Social Change in Seventeenth-Century New England’, journal article submitted, peer-reviewed, and revised for the William & Mary Quarterly.
  • S. Page, ‘Animals, Demons and Magic in Late Medieval Europe’, book chapter submitted to the Paris Magikon Zoon conference proceedings.

In Preparation

  • J. Brown, ‘Inner Lives: Or, The History of the Emotions with the Feeling Put Back’, journal article to be submitted to History Workshop Journal.
  • J. Brown, ‘‘Drunk with Malice’: Witchcraft and Intoxicants in Early Modern England’, journal article to be submitted to the Historical Journal.
  • O. Davies & C. Houlbrook, ‘Making Sense of Historical Ritual Building Concealments: Interpretations, Emotions, and Public Engagement’, journal article to be submitted to Past & Present.
  • O. Davies & C. Houlbrook, ‘The Perpetual Idea of Domestic Foundation Sacrifice in Archaeology, History, and Folklore’, to be submitted to Antiquity.
  • O. Davies, ‘[Title TBC]’, book chapter to be submitted to the Spellbound exhibition catalogue.
  • M. Gaskill, ‘Witchcraft and Emotion in Early Modern England’, journal article to be submitted to Past & Present.
  • M. Gaskill, ‘The Fear and Loathing of Witches’, book chapter to be submitted to the Spellbound exhibition catalogue.
  • S. Page, ‘A Late Medieval Demonic Invasion of the Heavens’, to be submitted to a festschrift volume in Penn State Press’s Magic in History series.
  • S. Page, ‘Love in a Time of Demons’, book chapter to be submitted to the Spellbound exhibition catalogue.
  • K. Walker-Meikle, ‘Lead Sheet Laminas: A Genre of Late Medieval Medical Charms’, journal article.

Blog Posts, Journalism, & Interviews

Papers & Talks

2018

  • Forthcoming March: S. Page, ‘[Title TBC]’, Seminar Paper, St Andrews Institute of Reformation History (University of St Andrews).

2017

  • 17 November: C. Houlbrook, ‘Hidden in the Home: The Concealed Revealed Roadshow’, Being Human Festival (Sherborne Museum).
  • 19 October: M. Gaskill, ‘An Embarrassment of Witches: Witchfinder General and the Trial of Elizabeth Gadge’, Public Lecture, Hallowed Histories (University of East Anglia).
  • 9 October: J. Brown, ‘The Confession of Margaret Moore: Evidence, Emotion, and Empathy in Early Modern English Witch Trials’, Seminar Paper, Early Modern Research Showcase (University of East Anglia).
  • 22 September: O. Davies, ‘[Title TBC]’, The Concealed Revealed: The Magic of Shoes (Northampton Museum).
  • 22 September: C. Houlbrook, ‘The Concealed Revealed: Seeking Answers in Northampton Museum’s Index of Concealed Shoes’, The Concealed Revealed: The Magic of Shoes (Northampton Museum).
  • 26 June: J. Brown, ‘The Confession of Margaret Moore: Evidence, Emotion, and Empathy in Early Modern English Witch Trials’, Conference Paper, Senses, Emotions, and the Affective Turn: Recent Perspectives and New Challenges in Cultural History, Tenth Conference of the International Society for Cultural History (Umeå University, Sweden).
  • 26 June: M. Gaskill, ‘The Emotional Witch: Melancholy, Magic, and Murder in Early Modern England’, Conference Paper, Senses, Emotions, and the Affective Turn: Recent Perspectives and New Challenges in Cultural History, Tenth Conference of the International Society for Cultural History (Umeå University, Sweden).
  • 26 June: S. Page, ‘Late Medieval Love Magic’, Conference Paper, Senses, Emotions, and the Affective Turn: Recent Perspectives and New Challenges in Cultural History, Tenth Conference of the International Society for Cultural History (Umeå University, Sweden).
  • 27 June: C. Houlbrook, ‘Concealed Shoes, Concealed Meanings: Historical and Archaeological Approaches to the Post-Medieval Domestic Deposit’, Seminar Paper (Athens Institute for Education and Research)​.
  • 17 June: C. Houlbrook, ‘The Concealed Revealed: Hidden Caches in Fiction, Folklore, and the Everyday’, Public Lecture, Blackden Trust (Cheshire).
  • 26 April: M. Gaskill, ‘The European Witch-Craze’, Public Lecture, Paston Sixth Form College (North Walsham, Norfolk).
  • 21 March: O. Davies & C. Houlbrook, ‘Emotions, Identity, and the Supernatural: The Concealed Revealed Project’, Public Lecture, Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions (QMUL).
  • 13 March: M. Gaskill, ‘Witchcraft, Emotion, and Social Change in Seventeenth-Century New England’, Seminar Paper, Trinity Centre for Early Modern History (Trinity College Dublin).
  • 10 February: M. Gaskill, ‘Witchfinder General’, Public Lecture, Moyse’s Hall Museum (Bury St Edmunds).

2016

  • November: S. Page, ‘[Title TBC]’, Conference Paper, From Pseudo-Bede to Duarte de Sande: Arts and Sciences in East and West (University of Würzburg).
  • 20 October: C. Houlbrook, ‘Archaeology in the Attic: Concealed Shoes and Protective Magic’, Public Lecture, 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’, Conference Paper, 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’, Public Lecture, Historical Association (Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln).
  • 1 September: M. Gaskill, ‘The Emotional Foundations of Seventeenth-Century English America’, Public Lecture, U3A (Rayleigh, Essex).
  • 12 August: C. Houlbrook, ‘From Old Shoes to Dried Cats: Unravelling the Mystery of the Domestic Deposit’, Conference Paper, Historicising Beliefs (Newcastle University).
  • 4 July: K. Walker-Meikle, ‘Swallow a Frog and Avoid Croaking: Ingesting Poisonous Animals in William of Marra’, Conference Paper, International Medieval Congress (University of Leeds).
  • 29 June: K. Walker-Meikle, ‘Los placeres y los peligros de las mascotas medievales’, Conference Paper, 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’, Conference Paper, 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’, Conference Paper, Coins, Hoards and Special Deposits (University College London).
  • 27 May: C. Houlbrook, ‘A Plague of Padlocks: The Dissemination of Contemporary Deposits’, Conference Paper, Coins, Hoards and Special Deposits (University College London).
  • 20 May: M. Gaskill, ‘Silence and Suspicion: Witchcraft in a Seventeenth-Century American Household’, Conference Paper, 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’, Public Lecture, Hidden Charms (Norwich Castle Museum).
  • 22 March: C. Houlbrook, ‘The ‘I’ In Magic: Distributed Personhood in the Post-Medieval House’, Conference Paper, Social History Society Conference (Lancaster University).
  • 22 March: K. Walker-Meikle, ‘Medieval Rabies: Fear and Animal-Human Boundaries’, Conference Paper, Social History Society Conference (Lancaster University).

2015

  • 14-16 December: C. Houlbrook, ‘If The (Concealed) Shoe Fits: The Logical Pairing of Archaeology and Folklore’, Conference Paper, Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference (University of Bradford).
  • 26 November: C. Houlbrook, ‘Archaeology in the Attic: Concealed Shoes and Protective Magic’, Public Lecture, Middleton Archaeology Society (Middleton, Greater Manchester).
  • 23 November: M. Gaskill, ‘The Personification of Witchcraft: Emotion, Identity and Reality in Early Modern England’, Conference Paper, Witchcraft and Emotions I: Media and Cultural Meanings (Centre for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne).