Frances Eshleman

Frances Eshleman

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Research Interests:
Late medieval canon law, social history, penance and discipline, sexuality

  • Ph.D. student History, Fordham University

    M.A. Medieval Studies, Fordham University 2021

    B.A. History, magna cum laude, Wheaton College 2017

  • “Enforcement, Punishment, and the Boundaries of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in Paul of Janovice’s Visitation Record, 1379–1382,” Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Washington DC (forthcoming February 2023)

    (With Benjamin Bertrand) “Coding Under Covid: Observations from the Siege of Antioch Project 2020–2021,” Annual meeting of the International Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2022)

    “The Siege of Antioch Project,” Digital Humanities Informational Session (zoom), Fordham University/University of Modena, Italy (March 2022)

    “Introduction to the Siege of Antioch Project,” Fordham University Annual Digital Day (August 2020 by zoom, 2021 in person)

    M.A. Thesis: "A Debt Unpaid: Proving Impotence in Late Medieval Ecclesiastical Courts," (August 2021)
    Advisor: Dr. Wolfgang Mueller

  • Fordham University Awards:

    Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Centennial Scholarship, 2019/20, 2021/22

    Center for Medieval Studies First-Year Graduate Essay Prize, “Epicurus and Dante’s Vision of Heresy,” 2020

    Summer Graduate Assistantship, Summer 2020, 2021, 2022

    Wheaton College Honors:

    History Honors Certificate for thesis: "Princes of the Church: The Bishop and the Development of Authority in Medieval England," 2017

    Phi Alpha Theta President, 2017

    Visiting Scholar, Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, Spring 2016