Medieval Domesticity: Home, Housing and Household
25th Annual Medieval Studies Conference
Saturday March 12-Sunday March 13, 2005

Emilie Amt
Hildegarde Pilgram Professor of History at Hood College
Ph.D. History, Oxford. Her recent publications include: The Great Roll of the Pipe for the Eighth Year of the Reign of King Henry III (2004/5); The Crusades: A Reader with S.J. Allen (2003); “Besieging Bedford: Military Logistics in 1224” in The Journal of Medieval Military History 1 (2002); Medieval England, 1000-1500: A Reader (2000); “The Reputation of the Sheriff, 1100-1216” in The Haskins Society Journal (1996); The Accession of Henry II in England: Royal Government Restored, 1149-1159 (1993); and Women’s Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook (1993). She is currently working on an edition of the Cartulary of Godstow Abbey for the British Academy and a monograph entitled Women of Godstow: The World of a Medieval Convent. An edition and translation of The Dialogue of the Exchequer is also in press.

Chara Armon
Adjunct Professor at Saint Joseph’s University
Ph.D. History, Cornell University. Her most recent publication is the entry on “St. Joseph” in Holy People of the World: An Encyclopedia, edited by Phyllis Jestice (2004). Some recent conference papers include: “Praises in the Piazza: Fifteenth-century Franciscans and the Cult of St. Joseph” for the Delaware Valley Medieval Association (Oct. 2004); “Late-medieval Franciscans and the Making of St. Joseph” at the International Medieval Congress (May 2002); and “St. Joseph and the Franciscan Order” for the European History Colloquium at Cornell University (Feb. 2002).

James Boyce, O. Carm.
Assistant Professor of Music, Fordham University
Ph.D., Music, New York University. His recent publications include: "The Virgin Mary in the Medieval Carmelite Liturgy" in Carmel and Mary, Theology and History of a Devotion, edited by John F. Welch (2002); Praising God in Carmel, Studies in Carmelite Liturgy (1999); "The Carmelite Feast of the Presentation of the Virgin, A Study in Musical Adaptation" in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages, eds. M.E. Fassler and R. A. Baltzer, (2000); "Rhymed Office Responsory Verses: Style Characteristics and Musical Significance" in Cantus Planus (1998). his current projects include studies of the liturgical manuscripts of the Abadia de San Isidoro in Leon, Spain, and the Carmelite choir books in Krakow, Poland.

Martha Carlin
Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. Her recent publications include: “Fast Food and Urban Living Standards in Medieval England” in Food and Eating in Medieval Europe, which she co-edited with Joel Rosenthal (1998); London and Southwark Inventories, 1316-1650: A Handlist of Extents for Debts (1997); and Medieval Southwark (1996). She has two articles in forthcoming publications: “Shops and Shopping in the Thirteenth Century” in Money, Markets and Trade in Late Medieval Europe: Essays in Honour of John H. A. Munro edited by Lawrin Armstrong and Ivana Elbl; and “Putting Dinner on the Table in Late Medieval London” in London and the Kingdom: Essays in Honour of Professor Caroline M. Barron edited by Matthew Davies and Andrew Prescott (2006).

Adrian M. Chadwick
Ph.D. candidate, Archaeology, University of Wales, Newport. He has worked on archaeological excavations in France, Germany, Iceland, Turkey and Lebanon as well as throughout England. He is a council member of RESCUE, the British Archaeological Trust. His recent articles include: “‘Heavier Burdens for Willing Shoulders’? Writing Different Histories, Humanities and Social Practices for the Romano-British Countryside” in TRAC 2003: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference edited by B. Croxford, H. Eckardt, J. Meade and J. Weekes (2004); “Post-Processualism, Professionalisation and Archaeological Methodologies. Towards Reflective and Radical Practice” in Archaeological Dialogues 10:1 (2003); “Digging Ditches, but Missing Riches? Ways into the Iron Age and Romano-British Cropmark Llandscapes of the North Midlands” in Northern Exposure. Interpretative Devolution and the Iron Ages in Britain edited by B. Bevan (1999). His current project is a book with H. Wickstead entitled Recent Approaches to the Archaeology of Land Allotment.

Lisa H. Cooper
Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford University
Assistant Professor of English, University of Wisconson (September 2005)
Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University. Her recent articles include: “Bed, Boat, and Beyond: Fictional Furnishing in La Queste del Saint Graal” forthcoming in Arthuriana (2005), “Urban Utterances: Merchants, Artisans, and the Alphabet in Caxton’s Dialogues in French and English” in New Medieval Literatures 7 (2005), and “Chivalry, Commerce, and Conquest: Heywood’s The Four Prentices of London” in Material Culture and Cultural Materialisms in the Middle Ages and Renaissance edited by Curtis Perry (2001). Her current project is a book entitled Crafting Narrative: Artisans, Authors, and the Making of Literature in Medieval England.

Isabel Davis
Lecturer, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
Ph.D., Medieval Studies, University of York. Her recent publications include “Men and Margery: Negotiating Medieval Patriarchy” in A Companion to Margery Kempe, edited by J. Arnold and K. Lewis (2004); “John Gower’s Fear of Flying: Transitional Masculinities in the Confessio Amantis” in Rites of Passage in the Fourteenth Century, edited by P. J. P. Goldberg, W. M. Ormrod and N. McDonald (2004); and the introduction for Love, Marriage and Family Ties in the Middle Ages, edited by I. Davis, M. Müller and S. Rees Jones (2003). She is currently finishing a monograph entitled, Masculinity and Life-Writing in the Later Middle Ages: Work, Sexuality and Urban Domestic Living.

Mary Erler
Professor, Department of English, Fordham Univeristy
Ph.D., English, University of Chicago. Her publications include: Women, Reading, and Piety in Late Medieval England (2002); Gendering the Master Narrative: Women and Power in the Middle Ages, co-edited with Maryanne Kowaleski (2003); Poems of Cupid, God of Love, co-edited with Thelma Fenster (1991); "Devotional Literature," in Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Vol. 3 1400-1557, edited by Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (1999). Her current projects include the completion of a volume on London’s parish and ecclesiastical drama for the Records of Early English Drama series, and a study of the ownership and provenance of London chronicle manuscripts.

Mark Gardiner
Senior Lecturer, Archaeology and Paleoecology, The Queen’s University of Belfast
Ph.D., Medieval Archaeology, University College London. His recent publications include: “Economy and Landscape Change in Post-Roman and Early Medieval Sussex, 450-1175” in The Archaeology of Sussex to AD 2000 edited by D.R. Rudling (2003); “The Late Medieval ‘Antediluvian’ Landscape of Walland Marsh” in Romney Marsh: Coastal and Landscape Change through the Ages edited by A. Long, S. Hipkin and H. Clarke (2002); and “Medieval Fishing and Settlement on the Sussex Coast” in Medieval Settlement Research Group Annual Report (2001). He is working on a book with E.V. Murray entitled Timber Buildings in England, AD 900-1200. He also edits the Archaeological Journal.

Jeremy Goldberg
Senior Lecturer in History, University of York
Ph. D., Cambridge University. His recent publications include Women, Work and Life Cycle in a Medieval Economy and Women in England c.1275-1525, an edition of source material in translation. He has also edited and contributed to Women in Medieval English Society. His current projects include a social history of England from 1250-1550. He continues to be interested in the debate around the family, gender history, urban history, and cultural history, all of which are the subjects of recent articles.

Jane Grenville
Head of the Archaeology Department at the University of York
She specializes in the archaeology of buildings and the conservation of historic structures and landscapes. In addition, she serves as a Commissioner of English Heritage. She read Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University. She has worked on Anglo-Saxon church excavations at Repton and Barton-on-Humber, was a field worker on the major 1980s re-survey of listed buildings, and was a researcher for the Rows Research Project in Chester, which sought to understand the origin and development of a unique two-storey retail form in medieval Chester. From 1988-1991 she was Historic Buildings Officer for the Council for British Archaeology. She is the author of Medieval Housing (1997) and editor of Managing the Historic Rural Landscape (1999), as well as many articles.

Vanessa Harding
Reader in London History at the University of London
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews. She is the Principal Director of AHRB-funded research project “People in Place: Families, Households and Housing in Early Modern London.” Her recent work includes: “Recent perspectives on early modern London” Historical Journal (2004); The Dead and the Living in Paris and London, 1500-1670 (2002); “Real Estate: Space, Property and Propriety in Urban England,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History (2002); and “City, Capital and Metropolis: the Changing Shape of Seventeenth Century London” in Imagining Early Modern London: Perceptions and Portrayals of the City from Stow to Strype, 1598-1720 edited by J.F. Merritt (2001). She is currently completing A Short History of Early Modern London for Cambridge University Press (late 2004) and planning a research monograph on the family in early modern London.

Derrick Higginbotham
Ph.D. candidate, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
He has an M.Phil and M.A. from Columbia, as well as an M.A. in English from Simon Fraser University. His dissertation is entitled: “All the World’s A Market: The Transformation of Theatrical Form and Function in England, c. 1400 – 1600.” He has recently given a paper at the 2004 Illinois Medieval Association conference at Northwestern entitled, “Commercializing Christ’s Body: Regulating Markets and Identities in the Croxton Play of the Sacrament.”

Beth L. Holman
Associate Professor, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture
Her recent publications include: “ ‘A Subtle Artifice’: Giulio Romano’s Salt Cellar with Satyrs for Federico II Gonzaga,” Quaderni di Palazzo Te (2000); “Domestic Arts,” in Oxford History of Western Art, edited by Martin Kemp (2000); and “Exemplum and Imitatio: Countess Matilda and Lucrezia Pico della Mirandola at Polirone,” Art Bulletin (1999). She was recently a guest editor for a special issue of Studies in the Decorative Arts entitled, Historiographies and Methodologies in the Decorative Arts, for which she wrote “Historiographies and Methodologies: Past, Present, and Future Directions; Guest Editor’s Introduction,” (2001). She is currently working on an article entitled, “For ‘Honor and Profit:’ Benvenuto Cellini’s Medal of Clement VII and Competition with Giovanni Bernardi,” for Renaissance Quarterly (2005).

Ellen Rice Ketels
M.Phil candidate, English, Columbia University
She has an M.A. in English from Columbia and another in Late Medieval Studies from the University of York. Her M.A. theses were entitled, “A No Man’s Land Between Earth and Hell: Liturgy, drama, and Langland’s conception of space in Piers Plowman B XVIII” and “Castles for St. William: the Whitsuntide Celebration of St. William of York.” She has directed a few medieval plays, including Jeu d’Adam for the Fall 2004 Medieval Guild conference, and “Sympathy for the Devil,” an adaptation of devil scenes from the York and N. Town cycles for the Spring 2003 Medieval Guild conference. She has an article forthcoming in Theatron called “N. Town Stage Manager? Keeping the Devil on Stage.”

Janet Loengard
Emeritus Professor of History at Moravian College
Ph.D., History, Columbia University. She is currently a Councillor of the Selden Society. Some of her recent work includes: “Lords’ Rights and Neighbours’ Nuisances: Mills and Medieval English Law”, forthcoming in Wind and Water: The Medieval Mill, the proceedings of the Penn State Center for Medieval Studies conference (2004); “Plate, Good Stuff, and Household Things: Husbands, Wives, and Chattels in England at the End of the Middle Ages” in Tant D’Emprises – So Many Undertakings: Essays in Honour of Anne F. Sutton (2003); “Common Law for Margery: Separate but not Equal” in Women in Medieval Western European Culture, edited by Linda Mitchell (1999).

Nichola McDonald
Lecturer in English, University of York
Ph.D, University of Oxford. Her recent publications include: “Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women, Ladies at Court and the Female Reader,” Chaucer Review (2000); and two essays, “A Polemical Introduction” and “Eating People and the Alimentary Logic of Richard Coeur de Lion” in the anthology Pulp Fictions of Medieval England, which she also edited (2004). She has an article forthcoming in the anthology The Legend of Good Women: Reception and Contexts, edited by C. Collette, entitled “Games Medieval Women Play.”

Nicole Nolan
Assistant Professor of English, East Carolina University
Ph.D., Rutgers University. Her dissertation is entitled: “Strumpets, Cuckolds and ‘Ryth Wikked’ Women: The Politics of Obscene Gender Comedy in Middle English Literature.” She has two articles forthcoming in volumes from Palgrave-Macmillan: “Chaucer and the Comic” in Guide to Chaucer Studies edited by Larry Scanlon; and “Go-Betweens: the Old Woman and the Function of Obscenity in the Old French Fabliau” in Comic Provocations: Exposing the Corpus of Old French Fabliaux edited by Holly A. Crocker.

Marilyn Oliva
Assistant Professor of History, Marymount College of Fordham University
Ph.D., History, Fordham University. She is currently editor of the journal Medieval Prosopography. She is the author of the “Prosopograhy” entry in the Encyclopedia of Gender and History; “Patterns of Patronage to Female Monasteries in the Late Middle Ages” in The Religious Orders in Pre-Reformation England, edited by James Clark (2002); “All in the Family? Monastic and Clerical Careers Among Family Members in the Late Middle Ages” in Medieval Prosopography 20 (1999); The Convent and the Community in Late Medieval England (1998); and “Unsafe Passage: The State of the Nuns at the Dissolution and their Conversion to Secular Life” in The Vocation of Service to God and Neighbor, edited by Joan Greatrex (1998). She has a monograph entitled Charters and Household Accounts of the Female Monasteries in the County of Suffolk forthcoming from Boydell and Brewer.

W. Mark Ormrod
Professor and Head of the History Department, University of York
D.Phil, Medieval History, Worcester College, Oxford. His publications include: “A problem of precedence: Edward III, the double monarchy, and the royal style” in The Age of Edward III, edited by J.S. Bothwell (2001); “The use of English: language, law, and political culture in fourteenth-century England” Speculum, 78 (2003); Fourteenth Century England III (2004); Rites of Passage: Cultures of Transition in the Fourteenth Century, edited with N.F. McDonald (2004); and “Monarchy, martyrdom and masculinity: England in the later Middle Ages” in Holiness and Masculinity in the Middle Ages, edited by P. Cullum and K. Lewis (2004). He has an article entitled “The royal nursery: a household for the children of Edward III” forthcoming in English Historical Review 120 (2006).

Jeffrey Fynn-Paul
Ph.D., Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. He has an M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto. His recently submitted dissertation is entitled, “The Catalan City of Manresa in the Fourteenth and Early Fifteenth Centuries: A Political, Social, and Economic History.” He gave a paper entitled “Homo Eius, Femina Eius: Patrician Patronage within and without the Catalan City of Manresa, 1315-1450” at the University of Toronto’s annual conference in 2002. He is currently working on a few articles, including: “‘Loss of Nerve,’ or Loss of Profit? A Comparison of the Cultural and Economic Explanations for the Crisis of Mediterranean Merchants, 1380-1480” and “Women in the Economy and Society of an Early Renaissance Spanish City: An Analysis Based on Ninety-Two Women Householders from Manresa’s Liber Manifesti of 1408.”

Sarah Rees Jones
Senior Lecturer in History, University of York
Ph.D., University of York. She is the author of articles on the topography of medieval York, Thomas More's Utopia, Margery Kempe, the regulation of labour, and the English urban household. She has co-edited several volumes of collected papers: Pragmatic Utopias: Ideals and Communities (1200-1630); Courts and Regions in Medieval Europe; The Government of Medieval York; Learning and Literacy in England and Abroad, and two volumes of papers on the medieval family and household (International Medieval Research, volumes 11 and 12, Brepols, 2003). She is currently completing a major monograph on York between the Norman Conquest and the Black Death.

Felicity Riddy
Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of York
D.Phil, Medieval English Studies at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford. Her most recent book is Youth in the Middle Ages, co-edited with P.J.P. Goldberg (2004). Some recent articles include: “Temporary Virginity and the Everyday Body: Le Bone Florence of Rome and Bourgeois Self-Making” in Pulp Fictions, edited by N. McDonald (2004); “The moral household” in The Medieval Household in Christian Europe c. 850-c. 1550, edited by C. Beattie, A. Maslovic and S. Rees Jones (2004); and “Looking closely: authority and intimacy in the late-medieval urban home” in Medieval Women and Power Revisited: Challenging the Master Narrative, edited by M. Kowaleski and M. Erler (2003). Her forthcoming articles include: “Text and Self in The Book of Margery Kempe” in Voices in Dialogue, edited by K. Kerby-Fulton and L. Olson; and “Fathers and daughters: Holbein’s portrait of Thomas More’s family” in Framing the Family, edited by D. Wolfthal and R. Voaden.

Nerina Rustomji
Assistant Professor of History and Religion at Bard College
Ph.D., History, Columbia University. Some of her recent papers include: “How Dirty is it?: Translating Persian Obscenity in ‘Ubayd Allah Zakani’s Risala Dil Gusha” for the God and Sexuality Conference at Bard College (April 2004); and “Aquinas and al-Ghazali” for the Contemporary Civilization Lecture Series at Columbia University (October 2001). She is currently working on a few articles including “Women and Feminine Beings in the Islamic Afterlife” and “The Imagined Geography of Islamic Heaven,” and a monograph developed from her dissertation entitled, Garden and the Fire: Materials of Heaven and Hell in Medieval Islamic Culture.

Kathryn Kelsey Staples
Ph.D. candidate, Medieval History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Her dissertation is entitled: “Daughters of London: Inheritance Practice in Late Medieval London.” She has published an article with Ruth Mazo Karras entitled, “Christina’s Tempting: Sexual Desire and Women’s Sanctity” in Christina of Markyate: A Twelfth-Century Holy Woman, edited by Samuel Fanous and Henrietta Leyser (2004). She will be presenting a paper at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo this year called “Fripperers and Their Trade: Secondhand Clothiers in Late Medieval London.”

D. Vance Smith
Associate Professor, English Department, Princeton University
His recent publications include: Arts of Possession: The Middle English Household Imaginary (2003); "Crypt and decryption: Erkenwald Terminable and Interminable" in New Medieval Literatures (2002); "Body Doubles: Producing the Masculine Corpus" in Becoming Male in the Middle Ages edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler (1997); "Samuel Overstreet's "Response": ad objectiones" in Yearbook of Langland Studies (1997); and "The Labors of Reward: Meed, Mercede, and the Beginning of Salvation" in Yearbook of Langland Studies (1994).

Susan Mosher Stuard
Emeritus Professor of History, Haverford College
Ph.D., History, Yale University. Her recent publications include: "Gravitas and Consumption" in Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities: Men in the Medieval West (1999); "Single by Custom and Law" in Singlewomen, edited by Judith Bennett and Amy Froide (1998); "Burdens of Matrimony: Husbanding and Gender in Medieval Italy" in Debating the Middle Ages: Issues and Readings edited by Lester K. Little and Barbara H. Rosenwein (1998); "A Swift Coming of Age: History of Medieval Women" in Journal of Women's History (1996); A State of Deference: Ragusa (Dubrovnik) in the Medieval Centuries (1992); "The Chase After Theory: Considering Medieval Women" in Gender and History (1992); "Introduction" and "Fashion's Captives: Medieval Women in French Historiography" in Women in Medieval History and Historiography, which she also edited (1987).



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