The war in Ukraine is a fast-changing affair, but one event from two days ago has already spawn a meme that has folklore scholars (like my friend Sabina Magliocco) shouting, “Folklore rules. It started with a video (there are two … Continue reading →
From the publisher, Yale University Press: In this riveting account, renowned scholar Ronald Hutton explores the history of deity-like figures in Christian Europe. Drawing on anthropology, archaeology, literature, and history, Hutton shows how hags, witches, the fairy queen, and the … Continue reading →
The Call for Proposals for the Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 19–22, 2022 is now available, and the PAPERS System is open for submission. This is the Contemporary Pagan Studies Unit’s particular call, to save you searching. More info from … Continue reading →
Here is a webinar on “The Truth Shall Set Whom Free? A Conversation on Esoteric Knowledge, Alternative Spirituality, and Conspiracy Theories,” with Egil Asprem and Giovanna Parmigiani. If, like me, you would sometimes rather read than listen, there is a … Continue reading →
The organizers of the Conference on Current Pagan Studies have an excellent line-up of speakers (list here) for the conference this weekend. As in 2021, it’s by Zoom. I hope this will be the last time — or at least … Continue reading →
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