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The Age of Fire: Witchcraft in Seventeenth Century Iceland

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University Centre Telford (Level 3-Southwater One)

Southwater Square

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This is a fully illustrated talk based on research that Dr Louise Fenton has undertaken to introduce the history of Icelandic Witchcraft.

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The persecution and execution of Witches and Witchcraft are widely documented throughout Europe. What is less documented is Witchcraft in Iceland during the seventeenth century. Whereas many accusations throughout Europe were against women, in Iceland the gender balance was different, the majority of those accused were men; women were deemed to be scientific whereas men could be magical. Dr Louise Fenton of the University of Wolverhampton will discuss how the Witch-craze reached the remote shores of Iceland and will disclose the accusations and punishment, the spells, the magic books and symbols and how witchcraft is represented today.

Suitable for 13+ (due to the description of the accusations and executions)

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University Centre Telford (Level 3-Southwater One)

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TF3 4JG

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