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Lucy Barnhouse


Advisor: Wolfgang P. Mueller

Dissertation: The Hospitals of Mainz, 1236-1367: Legal Privileges and Social Functions

MA, History, Fordham University, 2009
BA, Medieval and Renaissance Studies/German, Messiah College, 2008

Research Interests:
Lucy's research interests center on medieval religious movements, canon law, women religious, medieval hospitals, and the history of leprosy.

Awards and Fellowships:
Fordham GSAS Research Support Grant, Fall 2014
Fulbright Scholarship (IIE), 2013-2014
Loyola Fellowship (Fordham University), 2008-2012

"Review: Hospital Life: Theory and Practice from the Medieval to the Modern ed. Laurinda Abreu and Sally Sheard." Aestimatio (forthcoming).

Conference Presentations:
“Private rights and public health: Mainz, Worms, and Speyer in the later Middle Ages.” Cities in Europe, Cities in the World: EAUH Biennial Conference, Lisbon, September 3-6, 2014

“‘Suffering diverse inconveniences’: Civic Transformations and Institutional Change in the Heilig Geist Spital of Mainz, 1236-1305.” Health, Disease, and the State: SSHM Biennial Conference, Oxford, July 10-12, 2014

“Envisioning Justice: Ritual, Performativity, and Presence in the Chartulary of the St. Georg Leper Hospital, Mainz, 1351-1391.” (In)Security, (In)Visibility and Gender in Historical Perspective, Munich, July 3-5, 2014

“Controlling caritas: Gender and religious identity in the hospitals of Mainz, 1236-1371.” Borderlines XVIII: Power and Influence in the Medieval and Early Modern World, April 2014

"Without the Walls, Within Community: Social and Spiritual Privileges of the Heilig Geist Spital in Mainz." Medieval Academy of America Conference, Spring 2013

"'Canonicorum vel monachorum vel sanctimonialium': Ecclesiastical Legislation and Gender in Religious Life under Merovingian and Carolingian Hegemony, 511-853," Kalamazoo Congress for Medieval Studies, Spring 2011

"Communities, Custom, and Canon Law: Elections of Benedictine Monastic Superiors in the Diocese of Lincoln, 1183-1340," Kalamazoo Congress for Medieval Studies, Spring 2010.

Courses Taught:
Seeking the Self in Changing Communities: Early Modern European History
Composition and Rhetoric II
Understanding Historical Change: Medieval Europe