Jonathan Durrant is a historian of gender in early modern Germany, focussing on witch trials in the prince-bishopric of Eichstätt and soldiers who fought in the Thirty Years’ War (1618-48). As well as writing the book Witchcraft, Gender and Society in Early Modern Germany (Brill, 2007), he has written chapters on the kiss of shame, friendship and male witches and contributed entries to the award-winning Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition, ed. Richard M. Golden (ABC-Clio, 2006).
Jonathan is interested in the presentation of history in the public domain. He has recently given a paper on the representation of enemies in films about Elizabeth I at the symposium Filming and Performing Renaissance History: Representing Conflict, Crisis and Nation, Queen's University, Belfast. And he has secured funding to look at possible research and teaching collaboration with St Fagans: National History Museum.