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Historic Deerfield, Winter Lecture Series

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Free Winter Lecture Series (Virtual)

Lesser Known Witches of New England is a free virtual lecture series on January 28, February 25, and March 24. Outside of the well-known witchcraft outbreak at Salem and Essex County in 1692, there were other cases that resulted in trials of people suspected of covenanting with the Devil in order to harm their neighbors. These crises reveal fascinating details about community life in seventeenth-century New England towns.

Speakers and Dates:

Sunday, January 28, 2 p.m.

Malcolm Gaskill, Professor Emeritus of History, University of East Anglia

Topic: The Springfield witchcraft outbreak of 1651


Sunday, February 25, 2 p.m.

Paul B. Moyer, Professor of History, SUNY Brockport

Topic: The Hartford witchcraft outbreak of 1662


Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m.

Emily C.K. Romeo, Assistant Professor of History at Northern Michigan University

Topic: Witchcraft and women’s violence in colonial New England


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January 28
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST


Historic Deerfield
84B Old Main Street
Deerfield, MA 01342
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(413) 774-5581
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