The Devil in Early Modern Scotland: History Scotland online talk, 7 July 2021

21 April 2021
Join Professor Mikki Brock for an unforgettable online event looking at how belief in the devil shaped everyday life in Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries.

What did people in 16th- and 17th-century Scotland believe about Satan, witches, and other things that go bump in the night? How did their beliefs about the devil shape their everyday lives? Does the devil still matter, in Scotland and beyond?

Join Professor Michelle D. Brock for a 45-minute talk followed by a 30-minute Q&A.


The talk will be recorded and the recording made available to ticket holders for 7 days after broadcast.

Places are limited, so book your place now for just £10.

Speaker profile

Michelle D. Brock is associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University, USA. Her research includes religious beliefs and identities in early modern Scotland, demonology and witchcraft.

She is the author of ‘Satan and the Scots: The Devil in Post-Reformation Scotland’ (Routledge, 2016), and her forthcoming works include ‘Plagues of the Heart: Piety, Crisis, and Community in Seventeenth-Century Scotland,’ (Manchester University Press) and 'The Routledge History of the Devil in the Western Tradition', edited with Richard Raiswell and David R. Winter (Routledge).

Professor Brock has also written a paper in the July/August issue of History Scotland, a witchcraft special, published on 12 June.

Book now for just £10 and guarantee your place…

Registration fee: £10. Starts 6.30pm (GMT+1). To find the start time in your time zone, visit TimeAndDate.

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