The Salem Witch Trials: Their World and Legacy

Location

Online

Deadline

Dates

July 5th-July 23, 2021 Length: 3 Weeks

Type

Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience

Contact

@email

978-232-2178

 

Since 1692, the Salem witch trials have been dramatized, mythologized, and reimagined in popular memory. Participants in this seminar will engage in an in-depth study of the origin, development, and legacy of the Salem witch trials and consider parallels between moments in 20th century American history that were marked by fear of enemies both real and imagined. Seminar participants will have the rare opportunity to work with the original trial documents and will visit historic sites and memorials relating to the trials.

Project Director(s)

Elizabeth Matelski; Mark Herlihy

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Richard Godbeer; Adrianna Mather

Grantee Institution

Endicott College

Funded through the Division of Education Programs