The Devil 2024 conference, May 15-18, explores the nature, significance and operation of demonism and demonization across the western tradition.

The conference will bring together scholars interested in the social and cultural construction of the devil and the impact of demonism across different chronological periods and from diverse methodological backgrounds. It aims to foster interdisciplinary dialogue that addresses challenging questions about how notions of the demonic are shaped by cultural priorities and anxieties, by professional discerners and the media and by discourses of fear and safety.

The Devil 2024 will investigate why these images repeat through the ages and why they continue to have still have resonance in the modern world.

The plenary addresses (on Wednesday and Friday) are open to all, without registration.


Wednesday – Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday 8 – 9 a.m.

All details are in the program.


Devil 2024 Conference Program