Charlotte Kirklin

Thesis title: Printing the Supernatural: Experience and Evidence in George Sinclair’s Satan’s Invisible World Discovered (Edinburgh, 1685)


Charlotte Kirklin is a part-time second year History PhD student in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. She has an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Durham and a Master’s in Early Modern History from King’s College London. Her doctoral project is a microhistorical look at George Sinclair's 'Satan's Invisible World Discovered' (Edinburgh, 1685), exploring ideas of experiences of and evidence for the reality of witches and demons. 


  • History BA Hons, Durham University - 2:1
  • Early Modern History MA, King's College London - Distinction

Undergraduate teaching

Semester 1 - The Historians Toolkit (HIST08032) 

Semester 2 - Early Modern History: A Connected World (HIST08034)

  • Early Modern History
  • Microhistory
  • Cultural history
  • Medical history
  • Scientific history
  • The supernatural and preternatural
  • Demonic possession
  • Print culture
  • Sensory history
  • Intoxicants
  • History of the emotions  
  • Literary scholarship