Science on Tap is back at National Mechanics this Monday, October 10th, featuring a special talk on the Science of Demonology with Jonathan Seitz, Ph.D. Here’s some deets from the Science on Tap folks:
In our modern age, we have largely banished the study of things that go bump in the night to the margins of respectable society: to parapsychologists, reality TV shows, or costumed guides giving “ghost tours.”
But in medieval and early modern Europe, the study of demons — demonology — was very much a serious, scientific business. The true nature of demons, their abilities and limitations, and the extent of their activity in the world was much debated by physicians, philosophers, theologians, exorcists and others.
Seitz, a historian “of science, magic and religion” and author of Witchcraft and Inquisition in Early Modern Venice will spend the evening discussing European demonology, while National Mechanics dishes out appropriate beer specials.
See you there!
Science on Tap @ National Mechanics
Monday, October 10th at 6 pm