An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Exeter explores topics related to the history of magic, occult, and esoteric literatures using a ground-breaking approach by studying many different cultures and languages all in dialogue with one another. This blog will help publicise the University of Exeter as a leading location for the study of these previously neglected subjects which are rapidly growing in importance among scholars and students today. Topics of research include but are not limited to witchcraft, Western Esotericism, Occult texts in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, European folklore, magic in Greece and Rome, and the history of science and medicine.
Truth and Deception Belief and Incredulity
Secrecy and Revelation Regard and Distraction
Cooperation and Conflict Hope and Gloom
Join Prof Brian Rappert in this highly interactive, online event that uses magic as a method for exploring how we act toward one another in everyday life, the workplace, politics and beyond. We will ask how we can care for each other in these demanding times through the power of illusion. Some of the bewitching will take place through your very hands! The effects are all new, so feel free to join in the fun if you have been to one of Brian’s previous sessions at the Centre.