Witch Bottles: findings from the Museum of Witchcraft & Magic
In this lecture Dr Hewitt will discuss discoveries made with the witch-bottles in the collection of the Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall.
Dr. Peter Hewitt is Collections Researcher at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (MWM) in Boscastle, Cornwall. Before taking up his current role, he was AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Researcher with the Shakespeare Centre, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and University of Birmingham. His research interests include the material culture of religion, magic and witchcraft, and the history of collections and collecting. He is a contributing author to Shakespeare and the Stuff of Life: Treasures from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016) and The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe (Routledge, 2017). He is also editor of MWM’s own journal, The Enquiring Eye, and a regular contributor to the magazine Paranormal Review published by the Society for Psychical Research.