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Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692
Salem’s Trials: Lessons and Legacy of 1692 is an interdisciplinary symposium to be held on June 10, 2017 at Salem State University’s Central Campus. Organized and co-sponsored by the SSU History Department, the Salem Award Foundation, and the Essex National Heritage Area, the symposium will commemorate the 325th anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials with a program of presentations and panels on the evolving interpretation of the Trials, their cultural and local impact, their broader geographical and chronological context, and the challenges involved with teaching 1692. Dr. Kenneth Foote of the University of Connecticut, author of Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy, will deliver the keynote address.