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, and New Hampshire history, and has 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. Currently she is a research scholar at Historic New England. Originally from Rochester, New York, she now lives on New Hampshire’s seacoast.

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