32 minutes | Jul 22nd 2020

14. Gothic Clickbait

Racy, frightening, and sensationalist, early modern pamphlets about witch trials were the clickbait of their day. And just like clickbait today, they shaped popular beliefs in dangerous ways.

In this episode, Heather Freeman interviews:

Dr. John Callow, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Suffolk

Dr. Vikki Carr, an independent scholar researching witchcraft beliefs of Early Modern England and Scotland

Dr. Alexander Cummins, an independent historian researching early modern European and early American religion, philosophy, medicine, and magic.

Prof. Owen Davies Reader in Social History at the University of Hertfordshire  

Prof. Marion Gibson Associate Dean for Education in the College of Humanities, and Professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures at the University of Exeter 

Dr. Douglas Guilbeault Assistant Professor in the Management of Organizations, University of California - Berkeley;

Prof. Ronald Hutton Head of the School of Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Bristol 

Dr. Charlotte-Rose Millar, a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland. 

Additional sounds from Freesound.org, ccMixter, Free Music Archive.

Visit https://www.familiarshapesthemovie.com/episodes for the full list of music credits.


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