A teenage domestic servant showed signs of possession, and a miller was accused of witchcraft. Considering records of these events helps clarify what we can and cannot know about the past.
Interest in Wicca and witchcraft appears to be increasing, but what exactly is Wicca in the first place?
The history of why witchcraft was seen as a woman’s work.
It is estimated that thousands of people are killed in witchcraft-related violence around the world each year. How can we tackle this problem today?
A ‘witch hunt’ is what Trump called investigations into his campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election. An anthropologist explains the connection between witch hunts and social control.
What does it mean to be a witch today? And what is a ‘binding spell’ trying to achieve?
In many parts of Nigeria, children are branded as witches and suffer abuse and even abandonment. Religion and poverty are thought to play a role.