Persecution\, law\, and the origins of modernity: the history of witch hunting: 1PM TODAY at Point Park University

Where: Point Park University (Lawrence Hall, 201 Wood St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213)


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More info about this free public symposium is at http://www.pointpark….

Dr Laura Stokes of Stanford has worked in archives in Switzerland and Germany researching questions relating to witchcraft, persecution, torture, and greed. These topics continue to interest students and scholars in a wide variety of academic fields. Stokes completed her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in 2006. Her first book, Demons of Urban Reform, examines the origins of witchcraft prosecution in 15th century Europe against the backdrop of a general rise in the prosecution of crime and other measures of social control. In the process she has investigated the relationship between witchcraft and sodomy persecutions as well as the interplay between the unregulated development of judicial torture and innovations within witchcraft prosecution.

Friday, April 19 at 1:00 PM


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