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  • Rare Book and Manuscript Library event explores history of witchcraft

    Colored woodcut from “The History of the Lancashire Witches,” ca. 1785.

    The Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Champaign Public Library are sponsoring a webinar on the history of witchcraft. The event will include discussions of the many materials related to European witchcraft in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s collection, including an account of the 1612 Lancashire witch trials in England.

    Colored woodcut from “The History of the Lancashire Witches,” ca. 1785.

    Courtesy Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Cait Coker, email cait@illinois.edu. To contact Ruthann Miller, email ruthannm@illinois.edu. More information about “The History of Witchcraft” webinar is available online.