Michael Wasser

Faculty, History & Classics

 

Dr. Michael Wasser holds a PhD.  in history from Columbia University. The bulk of Michael’s research has focussed on crime, violence and witches in Scotland. He is currently working on a monograph looking at violence by the elite classes in Scotland during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Interests:

Social, legal, and political history of Scotland in the early modern period, modern European history.

Contributions to Dawson’s Community:

Michael has facilitated workshops at Dawson’s Social Science Week.

Publications:

Wasser, Michael. “Scotland’s First Witch-Hunt: the Eastern Witch-Hunt of 1568-1569”  Julian Goodare, ed. Scottish Witches and Witch-Hunters, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp 17-33.

Wasser, Micahel.  ” The Mechanical World View and the decline of the Witch beliefs in Scotland” Julian Goodare, Lauren Martin and Joyce Miller eds. Witchcraft and Belief in Early Modern Scotland.  (Basingstoke, 2008)

Wasser, Micahel. ” The Western Witch-Hunt of 1697-1700: The last major witch-hunt in Scotland”. Julian Goodare ed. The Scottish Witch-Hunt in Context. Manchester: 2002.

 


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