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HY110 – Sorcery, Magic, and Devilry: The History of Witchcraft

What makes a witch? How do societies define magic, and who gets to draw the boundaries between categories like magic and religion? This course will grapple with the myriad ways that witchcraft reveals patterns of belief, structures of power, and social relations in different times and places.

Photo from <a href=" http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003677961/" target="_blank">Library of Congress</a>
Photo from Library of Congress

Instructor(s)

Professor Tip Ragan email