Wed, Oct 19|
“Howling at the Moon”: A History of Werewolves
While scary stories and mythologies are filled with mentions of them, what are the truths behind werewolves and their origins?
Time & Location
Oct 19, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
About the Event
While scary stories and mythologies are filled with mentions of them, what are the truths behind werewolves and their origins? The Wolf Conversation Center and Craig Thomson Ph.D. have a special spooky season event that might be able to help you answer that question.
For centuries, the monstrous figure of the werewolf has stood as an iconic figure of folklore and popular horror fiction. Yet, what do we really know about the traditions associated with this fantastical creature?
In a special Halloween program, folklore researcher and werewolf expert, Craig Thomson will take guests on a deep dive through the history, legends, and traditions associated with the werewolf.
From classical antiquity all the way to the present day, this talk will demonstrate that there is more to these legends than silver bullets, wolfsbane, and howling at the full moon!
Join the Wolf Conservation Center and Craig Thomson on October 19, 2022, at 6 PM ET for a discussion about all things werewolf!
About The Speaker: Craig Thomson is a Ph.D. Researcher from Birkbeck, University of London whose research interests include horror/gothic literature, monster theory, and folkloristics. His current research focuses on Werewolves, Folklore, and Popular Culture within British and Irish Gothic Literature from the late 19th to early 20th Century.