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W&L’s Michelle Brock Talks Witch Hunting on Feb. 7 Professor Michelle Brock will give a talk on witch hunting in modern culture.

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Michelle Brock, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University, will give a virtual talk hosted by The Garden on Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. Brock’s talk will focus on witch hunting and the factors that drive conversations on witch hunts in modern society.

The free talk is titled “What Conditions Create Witch Hunts?” The lecture will be livestreamed. Registration for the event can be accessed online here. All talks are recorded and available to watch a few days after the live event.

Brock earned her master’s and doctorate in history at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on witchcraft, demonology and religious beliefs in early modern Europe, particularly Scotland.
The Garden is an organization that hosts live, online talks with leading experts and academics. It connects curious minds to world experts on a range of interesting topics. It aims to grant anyone access to ideas and knowledge from people who constantly reshape the public understanding of the world.

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