Wednesday 4 September 2013

Halloween conference on Witchcraft at PRONI

To mark the publication of Dr Andrew Sneddon’s new book Possessed by the Devil: The Real History of the Islandmagee Witches & Ireland's Only Witchcraft Mass Trial (History Press Ireland, 2013), PRONI will be hosting an evening conference looking at various aspects of belief in the supernatural in Ireland before the Twentieth Century.

Date? 31 October, of course.

The evening will start with refreshments at 5:30pm, before the Conference presentations begin at 6pm.

The following lectures will be presented:
  • Portrayals of Witchcraft, Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern Imagery, with Cara Hanley
  • Mary Butters: the Carnmoney Witch, 1807-8, with John Fulton
  • Demonic Possession, Exorcism and the Roman Catholic Clergy in the Pre-famine Period, with Jodie Shevlin
  • Writing the History of Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland, with Andrew Sneddon

All four speakers are from the University of Ulster. Admission is FREE but booking is essential at UPDATE: This event was fully booked within a couple of days. A 'reserve' booking system has been set up, so email if you'd like to be added to the list. (If you've already booked but then find you can't go, be sure to email PRONI so that your seats can be offered to someone on the reserve list.)