Andrew Sneddon is the leading expert on the history of the Islandmagee witch trial of 1711, and has published widely on Irish witchcraft and magic, including four books, most recently Representing Magic in Modern Ireland: Belief, History and Culture (Cambridge University Press 2022). Since publishing Possessed by the Devil: The Real History of the Islandmagee Witches and Ireland’s Only Witchcraft Mass Trial (History Press, 2023), he has taken the untold story of the Islandmagee witches and Irish witchcraft to new, diverse, international audiences. He regularly appears on local and national TV and Radio, including BBC, ITV, TG4 and RTE. Between 2016 and 2021, he was historical consultant on the first 6-part series dedicated to Irish witchcraft, An Diabhal Inti (The Devil’s in Her), produced by Lagan Media. He is outgoing President of Ireland’s oldest professional historical society, Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies.

a.sneddon@ulster.ac.uk


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