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Making Room for the Weird: Carlos Eire on the Paranormal in a Secular Age

Monday March 25 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

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Join Yale History professor Carlos Eire and theologian-novelist Tara Isabella Burton for a conversation on Eire’s new book They Flew: a history of the paranormal and inexplicable in the early modern world, and what it can tell us about our current age of “weirdness” against a backdrop of seeming secularism.

The early modern era was a time when science and skepticism reigned supreme. Or was it? In his new book They Flew: A History of the Impossible, Yale professor Carlos Eire argues that early modern Europe was also a time of popular fascination with the inexplicable: from levitation to witchcraft. What can we learn about the rise of interest in the weird and the paranormal in “secular” ages – from the Enlightenment to the present day?

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Monday March 25
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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