Witchcraft Conference 2022
A two-day online conference on the theme of witchcraft with some of the world's leading experts, practitioners and performers. Originally delivered via Zoom, if you buy this ticket you'll be emailed a link to a private playlist of recordings of all of the presentations and Q&A sessions as they happened on the day. The programme was as follows:
SATURDAY 19 MARCH
SYD MOORE: “Essex Girls, Essex Witches”. Author Syd Moore talks about the history behind her Essex Witch Museum Mysteries and how connecting with the past can challenge prejudices right now.
DR MARCO ROMEO-PITONE: “The Doreen Valiente Foundation”. A presentation on the Doreen Valiente Foundation, its work and the magical artefacts collection.
DEBORAH HYDE: “Margery Jourdemayne”. Cultural anthropologist Deborah Hyde discusses the 15th case of treasonable witchcraft surrounding this English woman
WITCHES OF SCOTLAND: A presentation on the campaign for justice for people accused and convicted in Scotland under the Witchcraft Act 1563 – 1736
GEMMA GARWOOD: Artist Gemma Garwood talks about how ritual intersects with her creative practice, and performs some live rituals of making and invoking characters that she has encountered over the last year in connection with her art
SUNDAY 20 MARCH
PROF. RONALD HUTTON: “Witch-Hunting Past and Present”. A lecture from historian Ronald Hutton, leading authority on ancient and medieval paganism and magic
PROF. MARIAN GIBSON: “Writing About Witch Trials”. Marian is Professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures at the University of Exeter and will be discussing her research into historical witch trials which forms the basis of a forthcoming book
VAL THOMAS: “Witchcraft: Gifts from the Labyrinth of Land and Heart”. Medical herbalist, teacher and author Val speaks on the power of the landscape, magic, herbs and the ancient crafts of hand, mind and heart
GARY PARSONS: “Witchcraft Documentaries of the Seventies”. Film maker, film historian and lecturer Gary Parsons explores the cultural context of these 70s films and the fictional movies that they led to
INKUBUS SUKKUBUS: Renowned pagan rock group Inkubus Sukkubus round off the weekend with a performance of witchcraft themed songs, followed by a Q and A and chat with the audience