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Professor Ronald E Hutton

M.A.(Cantab.), D.Phil.(Oxon.), F.R.Hist.S., F.S.A., FLSW, FBA

  • BS8 1TB

1991 …2019

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Personal profile

Research interests

A leading authority on history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on ancient and medieval paganism and magic, and on the global context of witchcraft beliefs. Also the leading historian of the ritual year in Britain and of modern paganism. He is a member of the 'Medieval and Early Modern Cluster' at Bristol.

Research supervision

Would welcome research proposals on:

  • The political and religious history of the British Isles 1560-1690
  • The seasonal festivals of the British Isles
  • Themes in the history of paganism, witchcraft and magic in the British Isles from prehistory to the present.

I currently supervise twenty-two research students, fifteen of whom are working towards PhD degrees: but am still willing to have more!

Research interests

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Projects

Research Output

The Wild Hunt in the Modern British Imagination

Hutton, R., 11 Jun 2019, In : Folklore. 130, 2, p. 175-191 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • The Meaning of the Word 'Witch'

    Hutton, R., 11 Mar 2018, In : Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft. 13, 1, p. 98/119

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Witches and Cunning Folk in British Literature 1800-1940

    Hutton, R., 2018, In : Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural. 7, 1, p. 27-49 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Prizes

    Fellowship of the British Academy

    Hutton, Ronald E (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales

    Hutton, Ronald E (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Activities

    Witchcraft and Human Rights Conference, Lancaster University

    Ronald E Hutton Hutton (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    10 Jan 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Fighting Paganism through the Ages Conference, Leuven University

    Ronald E. Hutton Hutton (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    15 Mar 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    The Festival of Samhain Conference, National University of Ireland, Cork

    Ronald E Hutton Hutton (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    26 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Supervised Work

    Ghosts of War and Spirits of Place: Spectral Belief in Early Modern England and Protestant Germany

    Author: O Lynn, A. A., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Hutton, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    In Search of Frieda Harris

    Author: Whitehouse, D., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Hutton, R. E. (Supervisor) & Huxford, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Mary Butts: Her Life and Magic

    Author: Reglar, L. E., 24 Mar 2020

    Supervisor: Hutton, R. E. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)

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