Written by Eva Campbell. The Dancing Plague of 1518 is often regarded as one of the most bizarre events in social and cultural history. But are we any further towards understanding why this happened to the people of Strasbourg?
‘Are you a witch or are you a fairy? Or are you the wife of Michael Cleary?’ The Consequences of Belief and Superstition
Written by Melissa Kane. The story of the Tipperary Witchcraft case has caused alarm and intrigue for centuries, but why do we find this horrific tale so interesting? And why has it become synonymous with Irish folklore?