Call for Chapters: Magic in the Enlightenment (edited volume)

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Call for Publications
June 30, 2019
United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Popular Culture Studies, Social History / Studies

I am looking for contributors for an edited volume, "Magic in the Enlightenment."  Superstition in the Enlightenment included many different subjects although organized religion often bore the brunt of criticism and commentary from the philosphes.  Nonetheless, other forms of superstition were targeted, and supported, in this period.  This volume will look broadly at the history of magic in the eighteenth century, focusing largely but not exclusively on Europe and North America.  Magic could include continued interest in witchcraft but also the interconnections between magic, medicine, and science; magic as entertainment; and various forms of magical practices including divination, physiognomy, etc.  Please contract me for more information.  Chapters would be due by Summer 2020.  All articles will be in English.

Please send me a brief (one paragraph) summary of your proposed article along with a brief CV by June 30, 2019.


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Michael R. Lynn

Professor of History

Purdue Univesity Northwest

1 219 785-5380

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