October’s ‘Favorite Lecture’ – Witches in the 16th Century - Humboldt State Now

October’s ‘Favorite Lecture’ – Witches in the 16th Century

The next remarkable talk in the “My Favorite Lecture” series is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Plaza Grill View Room in Arcata. It is free and open to the public, and a reception begins at 6 p.m.

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Prof. Ben Marschke

The event will feature Benjamin Marschke, a professor in HSU’s Department of History.

Marschke’s talk will be on “Witches: Sex and Science in the 16th Century.” It will explore the “science” of witchcraft in the 16th century, a time when people freely blended magic, religion, and science.

This is the second installment of the series, in which Humboldt State University educators deliver one of their favorite lectures for a community audience. The lectures are recorded to air later on KHSU Public Radio and are also available on the podcast on iTunes.

The lectures take place on the second Thursday of the month in the Plaza Grill View Room, with support from Plaza Grill. They are sponsored by Arcata Main Street and KHSU.

A “Taste of Arcata” reception will be at 6 p.m. before the lecture, and will feature complimentary appetizers from local favorites including Wildberries, Brio, Los Bagels, and Beer Kissed. A no-host bar will offer local offerings from Redwood Curtain, Wrangletown, and North Story Wines.

The series’ final lecture of the fall semester will be given by Maral Attallah of HSU’s Department of Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Her talk will be on “Resisting the Scripts: Race, Gender & Identity.” It will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, and will be preceded by a 6 p.m. reception.

To listen to the My Favorite Lecture podcast, subscribe at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-favorite-lecture-from-khsu/id1157650504

More information about the series is on the KHSU website at www.khsu.org.