ANTHROPOLOGY OF WITCH HUNTS
Credit points: 15
During Europe's Great Witch-Hunt, around 60,000 people were tried and killed under suspicion of attending Satanic sabbats. In 1690s Salem, frightening visions and fits led to dozens of hangings. But witch-hunts are not just things of the past. Today, hatred and fear leads to the victimisation of AIDs victims and children in different parts of the world. Anthropologists offer unique and profound insights into witch-hunts by applying sophisticated analytical tools, and in more recent occurrences, by actually being there when such victimisation occurs. In this subject, we critically examine their research.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNicholas Herriman
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesMultiple choice questions, essay and weekly seminar assessments.
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Return to Laughter
Witches & neighbours: the social and cultural context of European witchcraft
PublisherPENGUIN, NEW YORK
Europe's Inner Demons: An Enquiry Inspired by the Great Witch-Hunt.
PublisherSUSSEX UNIVERSITY PRESS, CHATTO
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicholas Herriman
Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Weekly seminar assessments (1,000- word equivalent)
One 2,000-word essay
Weekly multiple-choice questions (1,000-word equivalent)