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Richard Raiswell

Associate Professor
(902) 566-0504
Main Building, 404

Richard Raiswell teaches courses in classics, medieval and early modern Europe, and the Latin language. He specialises in premodern European intellectual history, with a particular emphasis on demonism, witchcraft and the occult, and on Europe’s relations with Asia and Africa.

His research interests include European perceptions of India in the early modern period, the history of geography, and the devil and demonism in premodern intellectual culture. Recent publications include: Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits (with Michelle Brock & David Winter), 2018 and Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences (with James Lancaster), 2018, “Edward Terry and the Calvinist Geography of India,” Études anglaises: Revue du monde anglophone (2017) and The Devil in Society in Premodern Europe, (with Peter Dendle), 2013. He is founding co-editor of the journal Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies of the Preternatural, and a member of the Executive Committee for Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World.

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