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Jonathan Durrant

Principal Lecturer in History, University of South Wales

I'm a historian of witchcraft and gender in early modern Europe, principally in Germany and England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I completed my PhD thesis, titled 'Witchcraft, Gender and Society in the Early Modern Prince-Bishopric of Eichstätt' in 2002, under the supervision of Prof Lyndal Roper; it was published by Brill as 'Witchcraft, Gender and Society in Early Modern Germany' (2007). As well as writing articles on Germand and English witchcraft, I co-edited the second edition of 'The Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft' (Scarecrow Press, 2012) with Michael Bailey and am currently writing 'Witchcraft in World History' for Routledge's Themes in World History.

As a lecturer and course leader for BA History at the University of South Wales, I have introduced work-based learning and a range of digital assessments into the programme. These range from wikis to podcasts to digital mapping.


  • –present
    Principal Lecturer in History, University of South Wales


  • 2002 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, PhD History