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Don't forget that we have a Travel Bursary available for members presenting papers relevant to our interests at conferences.  (It can be any conference).

We wish to thank Amelia Carr for all the work and effort in providing the Societas Magica with this information. The Syllabus Project is developed and maintained by Amelia Carr housed at Allegheny College.

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This is a collection of syllabi on various courses having to do with the history of magic and the occult.

For more information about the project, or to submit a syllabus, please contact Amelia Carr, Allegheny College, acarr@allegheny.edu


Complete Courses

Ancient Cultures, the Art of Magic
Marguerite Johnson, University of Newcastle (Hum 3603, Spring 2003)
Lecture course with tutorials
PDF version
Alchemy, Magic and Mysticism
Pat Aakhus, University of Southern Indiana (LIBA 497/LBST 590, Fall 2005)
PDF version
Astrology & Magic in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
David Porreca, University of Waterloo (CLAS 486, Fall 2004)
PDF version
Ghosts,Devils, Magicians, and Monsters: Performing theOccult in Early English Drama
Jasmine Lellock, University of Delaware (ARSC390-083, Spring 2010)
PDF version and PDF Course schedule, alsoCourse website
Greco-Roman Witchcraft
Elizabeth Ann Pollard, San Diego State University (Hist 620 Topics, Spring 2008)
PDF version
The Historian's Craft: Seminar in the Historiography of Witchcraft in the Western Tradition
Elizabeth Ann Pollard, San Diego State University (Hist 400W, Fall, Spring 2008)
The writing project undertaken in this seminar is discussed in E. Pollard, "Raising the Stakes: Writing About Witchcraft on Wikipedia," History Teacher 42.1 (2008): 9-24. (Article PDF)
PDF version
Literature and the Occult
Francis Tobienne, Jr., University of South Florida (LIT 3451, Spring 2010)
PDF version
Magic in the Arts and Humanities
Pat Aakhus, University of Southern Indiana (INST 213, Fall 2005)
PDF version
Magic in the Middle Ages
Robert Mathieson (Brown University, University Course 82, Fall 2004)
15-page syllabus includes 6-page Bibliography of "Books Required, Recommended, or Simply Relevant"
PDF version
Magic in the Middle Ages
Sophie Page, University College London (two-term course, 2007)
PDF version
Medieval Magic and Renaissance Mages
Richard Kieckhefer, Northwestern University (Spring 2003)
A graduate-level seminar for the Newberry Library, Chicago
PDF version
Mystics, Magic, and Witchcraft in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
S. D. Sargent, Union College (10-week course, Spring 2003)
PDF version
Neo-paganism and the Modern Occult
Marguerite Johnson, University of Newcastle (Hum 3080, Spring 2004)
A 15-week course with tutorials
PDF version
Religion and Magic
Richard Kieckhefer, Northwestern University (Religion 350, Spring 2003)
PDF version
Religion and Magic
Richard Kieckhefer, Northwestern University (Winter 1998)
Course includes extensive comparative unit on Asian magic and religion
This syllabus was published in the Societas Magica Newsletter No. 5 (1998)
Witchcraft and Magic in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Carol Menning, University of Toledo (History and Women's Studies)
This syllabus was published in the Societas Magica Newsletter No. 5 (1998)
Women, Magic and Power 1800-1960
Robert Mathieson, Brown University (University Course 83, Spring 2005)
12-page syllabus includes bibliography and "Chronological Lists of the Women and Some of the Men in the Network"
PDF version

Online Resources

ORB Magic and Witchcraft
Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies section maintained by Karen Jolly.

Societas Magica home page
http://merlin.allegheny.edu/employee/a/acarr/smsyllabus/index.html
Last updated 20 July 2010
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