Dr. Tricia Peone is a historian of early modern witchcraft cases as well as the history of magic and the occult from the renaissance to the present. She completed a PhD in history at the University of New Hampshire in 2015 with a specialization in the early modern Atlantic world and history of science. Her dissertation examined the ways that people interpreted their experiences with preternatural phenomena in the early modern period. She has taught classes on the Salem witch trials, colonial New England, New Hampshire history, and public history, and worked for several years as a historical consultant conducting research for projects related to cultural resources and historic preservation. She also previously worked as the public programs director at the New Hampshire Humanities Council, where she developed statewide public humanities programs. She was also a research scholar at Historic New England for the Recovering New England’s Voices project, where she conducted researched on ten historic house museums in Essex County, Massachusetts. Currently, she is the project director for New England’s Hidden Histories at the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston. Originally from Rochester, New York, she now lives on New Hampshire’s seacoast.

Find her on Twitter @TriciaPeone

Media coverage:

The New Hampshire, 2023: https://tnhdigital.com/22912/uncategorized/the-forgotten-witches-of-new-hampshire/

New Hampshire Public Radio, 2019: https://www.nhpr.org/the-exchange/2019-10-28/witches-in-new-hampshire-through-history-and-today

University of New Hampshire, 2014: https://www.unh.edu/unhtoday/2014/10/still-haunted-mood-phd-candidate-shares-her-expertise-salem-witch-trials