Topic ID #39016 - posted 12/12/2017 2:01 PM

UK- Pendle Hill Witches Archaeology Field School 2018


The trial and subsequent execution of ten alleged witches in 1612 is the most famous witchcraft event in English history. Scholars have long wrestled with issues surrounding witchcraft and magic, with the Pendle Hill story featuring prominently. Investigations have focused on multiple aspects of the social, economic, and political conditions of the early 17th century, but this is the first concerted effort to use anthropological archaeology to examine the material basis of witchcraft, the integration of traditional healers in society, and the material conditions of everyday life in Lancashire in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

·         Course Dates: June 16-July 21, 2018

·         Enrollment Status: OPEN

·         Total Cost: $4,405

·         Course Type: Field Archaeology

·         Instructors: Prof. Charles E. Orser, Jr.



Students will be housed in a comfortable lodge on the grounds of the Whitehough Centre, an educational center operated by the Burnley Football Club. Lunch and dinner meals will be communal. Special diets can be accommodated within reason, and vegetarians will have no difficulty meeting their dietary needs.


ACADEMIC CREDIT UNITS & TRANSCRIPTS Credit Units: Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter credit units) through our academic partner, Connecticut College. Connecticut College is a private, highly ranked liberal arts institution with a deep commitment to undergraduate education. Students will receive a letter grade for attending this field school (see grading assessment and matrix). This field school provides a minimum of 160 direct instructional hours. Students are encouraged to discuss the transferability of credit units with faculty and registrars at their home institutions prior to attending this field school.


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