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Professor Darren Oldridge

Professor of Early Modern History

Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts

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tel: 01905 85 5302

Darren Oldridge is a specialist in early modern religious history, with a particular interest in witchcraft and the Devil. He has published widely in this area: his most recent books are The Supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England (Routledge: 2016), The Devil: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press 2012), The Devil in Tudor and Stuart England (2nd edition: History Press 2010) and, as editor, The Witchcraft Reader (2nd edition: Routledge 2008). 

At Worcester Darren teaches modules that reflect these interests, including ‘Religion and Society in England’ and ‘Witchcraft and the Devil’.  He has also worked on the history of media and sexuality, and teaches modules in these fields.  More broadly, he is interested in the interdisciplinary study of the concept of evil, including its treatment in theology, poetry and film.