Edward Bever

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Job title: 

Director, School of Professional Studies






Campus Center



Courses taught: 

  • HI6450, Topics in European History


  • Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • M.A., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • BA: Dartmouth College, Hannover, NH

Research interests: 

  • History of Witchcraft and Magic in Early Modern Europe
  • Computer Games as Educational Resources

Select publications & presentations: 

  • The Realities of Witchcraft and Popular Magic in Early Modern Europe: Culture, Cognition, and Everyday Life, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008.
  • "Popular Witch Beliefs and Magical Practices," in The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America, Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • "Current Trends in the Application of Cognitive Science to Magic," in Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, 2012.
  • "Stalin's Dilemma: Design, Development, and Employment of a College Level Historical Computer Game," in Handbook of Research on Serious Games as Educational, Business, and Research Tools, Information Science Reference, 2012.
  • AFRICA, a volume in the International Politics and Government Series from The Oryx Press, 1996.