Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt

The Salem Witchcraft Papers project concentrates on the Salem documents, some of them only recently found.

The other participants in the project come from the State University of New York (Binghamton) and the universities of Virginia, Texas Tech, Uppsala and Turku. The main result of the project, the 1000-page volume Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt was published in January 2009 (Cambridge University Press). The texts provide valuable information on Colonial American English with a wide spectrum of types of writing, speech-based prose and social variability. 

Project members
  • Merja Kytö (Uppsala University)
  • Risto Hiltunen (University of Turku)
  • Matti Peikola (University of Turku)
  • Margo Burns (St. Paul's School, New Hampshire)
  • Leena Kahlas-Tarkka (University of Helsinki)
  • Matti Rissanen (University of Helsinki)