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Ithaca, New York

Obscura Day 2016: The Cornell Witchcraft Collection

Join us for an intimate viewing of rare materials from the world's most extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts on witchcraft.

Cornell University Library’s Witchcraft Collection contains more than 3,000 books, manuscripts, and miscellaneous materials documenting witchcraft and witch-hunt, and their perception in both high-culture and pop culture from the 15th century to the present day.

Some of the more remarkable materials at Cornell include original torture chamber depositions, works by the few theologians who denounced the Inquisition, and 14 Latin editions of the Malleus maleficarum, which served as the guiding document for seeking out and destroying heresy in the Catholic church.

This Obscura Day join Laurent Ferri, curator of the Cornell University Library’s Witchcraft Collection, for an intimate presentation of these tremendous rare artifacts.

DETAILS:
Saturday, April 16; 2:00pm -4:00pm
Ticket Cost: $30
Photography is encouraged! Tag @atlasobscura & #obscuraday

Kroch Library, Division of Rare Books and Manuscripts

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850

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