Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Midwives and Healers

Ring, Nicola



India Rakusen


The witch has held a place firmly in our imagination for centuries – from whispered warnings in folklore to pop-culture driven heights. But what does it mean to be a witch now?

Presenter India Rakusen, creator of the podcast 28ish Days Later, is on a journey to find out.

A common belief about the witch hunts is that they were a targeted attack on female healers and midwives. But to what extent is that true? India speaks to historians, nurses and activists to find out.

Digital Artefact Type Audio
Online Publication Date May 30, 2023
Publication Date May 30, 2023
Deposit Date Jun 6, 2023
Keywords witches, female healers, midwives