Do you ever wonder what faculty do during their summers off? Yvonne Jocks, novelist and TCC English faculty member, traveled to Scotland to research the history of witch trials. She will present her findings on October 29 at 6:30 pm in the Library Classroom, ESED 1212. All are welcome to attend.
With the notable exception of Salem, there were relatively few witch trials in the United States. Europe, on the other hand, went through several waves of witch hunts. From 1563 to 1736, there were 3,141 recorded accused witches in Scotland alone! The density of witches has been helpfully mapped by researchers at the University of Edinburgh. Why so many? What factors led to these women (and a few men) being accused? Join us to find out! Come for just the lecture, or arrive at 4:30 PM to listen to Spooky Stories, a Halloween-themed storytelling event presented by TCC faculty and staff.