Putting Magic in Place

Podcasts featuring talks from leading academics in different disciplines (archaeology, folklore, history and English literature) and heritage sector experts from English Heritage and National Trust are now available via the University of Oxford’s iTunesU website.


Presenters examine the residue of supernatural sites across the land, their loss, their ruined visibility, and what layered multifarious posterity reads into them and tells stories about them. The event’s convenors, Professor Diane Purkiss (University of Oxford) and Dr Andrew Hann (English Heritage), wanted to begin the process of recoupling the idea of unexplained story to sites in the landscape, whilst also considering contested ownership and the active curation and management of these sites as heritage attractions today.


These podcasts will appeal to those interested in the layering of stories and histories across the landscapes of Britain and Ireland.

TORCH Heritage Programme