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Witchcraft in the Library

Explore the hidden histories of magic and witchcraft with Dr Catherine Batt.

Join us for a talk about how people responded to the threats and attractions of witchcraft. Dr Batt delves into the Library's Special Collections to reveal how historic texts and objects influenced communities.

Discover thirteenth century charms to ward off evil. Learn how to identify and punish sorcery from the notorious fifteenth century book The Hammer of Witches. Hear about stories of witchcraft told in the twentieth century and preserved in the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture.

Dr Catherine Batt is a senior lecturer at the School Of English, University of Leeds.