Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692
June 10 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Salem State University hosts “Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692,” a symposium in recognition of the 325th anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials. The event is co-sponsored by the Salem State University History department, Salem Award Foundation, Essex National Heritage Area, and the City of Salem.
The event will include an opening lecture on Witch-Hunting in the Early Modern World—Historiography and Mythology by Drs. Donna Seger and Emerson “Tad” Baker, document-based questions, and a choice of afternoon session on either Teaching the Salem Witch Trials with Dr. Brad Austin or The Testimony of Descendants Oral Histories with Dr. Andrew Darien.
The keynote address will be given by Dr. Kenneth Foote from the University of Connecticut, author of Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy.