37 minutes | May 13th 2020

4. The Cunning Folks' Commons

Who were the early modern cunning folk, and what exactly were they doing with all those books? And how do we act ethically in a community and avoid the 'Tragedy of the Commons'?

In this episode, Heather Freeman interviews:

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

Dr. Nicholas Christakis, the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University

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 

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

Prof. Sean McCloud Associate Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies, and Communication Studies Faculty Affiliate at UNC Charlotte

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

Addition sounds from Freesound.org, ccMixter, Free Music Archive.
https://www.familiarshapesthemovie.com/episodes for the full list of music credits.

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