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Opening Reception for the Exhibition: The World Bewitch’d

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Kroch Library, Hirshland Gallery, Level 2B
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Join us for a reception and viewing of Cornell University Library's new exhibition “The World Bewitch’d: Visions of Witchcraft from the Cornell Collections,” exploring the origins and spread of the belief in witchcraft across Europe.

The exhibition features rare and unique books and documents—from 15th-century witch hunting manuals to 20th-century movie posters—and it examines themes such as gendered stereotypes, belief in night flying, shapeshifting, demonic pacts, and the witch epidemics that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands. “The World Bewitch’d” offers a rare glimpse of the treasures of the Cornell Witchcraft Collection, established by Cornell University’s first president, Andrew Dickson White, and now the largest in North America with more than 3,000 items.

Co-curators will be on hand from 3:00 to 4:00 pm to talk about the exhibition.

The exhibition is funded through the generous support of the Stephen ’58 MBA ’59 and Evalyn Edwards ’60 Milman Exhibition Fund.

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