The Salem Witch Trials: Their World & Legacy
Professional Development Program Type
Professional Development Program Audience
Since 1692, the Salem witch trials have been dramatized, mythologized, and re-imagined in popular memory. Moreover, the specter of Salem has been invoked in times of national anxiety, making it a synonym for unfounded mass hysteria. Participants in this three-week hybrid institute will engage in an in-depth study of the origin, development, and legacy of the Salem witch trials. In addition to guided discussions of key texts and hearing from leading scholars in the field, participants will visit historic sites and memorials related to the trials. Participants will also have the rare opportunity to work with original trial transcripts and other primary sources.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Charlotte Gordon; Luke Reynolds; Emerson Baker; Benjamin Ray; Margo Burns; Elizabeth Reis; Ellie Gettinger; Richard Godbeer; Jennifer Hornsby; Fara Wolfson
Funded through the Division of Education Programs