The World Bewitch’d: Visions of Witchcraft from the Cornell Collections

Exhibition Opening Reception
October 31, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Hirshland Exhibition Gallery
Level 2b, Carl A. Kroch Library

“The World Bewitch’d” is an exhibition exploring the origins and spread of the belief in witchcraft across Europe. Featuring rare and unique books and documents—from 15th-century witch hunting manuals to 20th-century movie posters—the exhibition 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.

“The World Bewitch’d” will be on view in the Hirshland Exhibition Gallery from October 31, 2017 - August 31, 2018.

Online exhibition coming in November!