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Don't forget that we have a Travel Bursary available for members presenting papers relevant to our interests at conferences.  (It can be any conference).

Affiliated Publications

Journal - Magic, Ritual, & Witchcraft

As of May, 2006, the Societas Magica became affiliated with the new journal, Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft issued by the University of Pennsylvania Press. A serious, rigorously peer-reviewed scholarly journal, Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft draws from a broad spectrum of perspectives, methods, and disciplines, offering the widest possible geographical scope and chronological range, from prehistory to the modern era and from the Old World to the New. Members of the Societas may choose to have journal subscriptions included as part of the Societas Magica dues.

The journal continuously accepts submissions. Please send manuscripts for consideration, preferably in Microsoft Word, as email attachments to

Claire Fanger


For more information about the journal, including more detailed submission guidelines, please visit the University of Pennsylvania Press website at

Books - Magic in History

Since 1998, the Societas Magica has sponsored the Magic in History series, put out by Pennsylvania State University Press , which explores the role magic and the occult have played in European culture, religion, science, and politics. Titles in the series bring the resources of cultural, literary, and social history to bear on the history of the magic arts, and contribute towards an understanding of why the theory and practice of magic have elicited fascination at every level of society. Volumes include reprints of important works on magic, editions and translation of primary texts, and significant new research in the field.

Members of the Societas Magica are entitled to a 20% discount on all books in the Magic in History series.

The Societas Magica welcomes queries from scholars working on editions, translations or other books that might be suitable for publication in the Magic in History series. Queries may be directed to the editors.

Updated: May 1, 2012