Éva Pócs

is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pécs, Hungary. She has been PI on the European Research Council project “Vernacular Religion on the Boundary of Eastern and Western Christianity.” Her main research areas: Comprehensive analysis and comparative research of Central Eastern European folk religion and folk belief, complex anthropological research of lay religiosity and popular magic, research into early modern religion, witchcraft and demonology, as well as research into text-folklore related to belief narratives, verbal charms and other genres of religious folklore. Her books include: Fairies and Witches at the Boundary of South-Eastern and Central Europe, Helsinki 1989; Between the Living and the Dead: a Perspective on Witches and Seers in the Early Modern Age, Budapest, 1998. Among her edited and co-edited books are: Charms and Charming. Studies on Magic in Everyday Life, Ljubljana, 2019; Present and Past in the Study of Religion and Magic (with Ágnes Hesz), Budapest, 2019; Body, Soul, Spirits and Supernatural Communication, Cambridge, 2019. Her most recent English papers are: ‟The Hungarian Táltos and the Shamanism of Pagan Hungarians. Questions and Hyphotheses”. Acta Etnhographica Hungarica 63, 2018, and ‟Stoikheion, Stuha, Zduhač: Guardian Spirits, Weather Magicians, and Talismanic Magic in the Balkans”, Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft 16, 2021.