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Louisa Foroughi

Louisa Foroughiemail: lforoughi@fordham.edu

Dissertation Title: "What Makes a Yeoman? Status, Religion, and Material Culture in Later Medieval England"

 

Advisor: Maryanne Kowaleski

 

Research Interests: Social and cultural history of late medieval Europe; daily life in medieval and early modern England; rural and peasant studies; reading practices and literacy; vernacular religion and heresy

 

Educational Background:

M.A., Medieval Studies, Fordham University, 2013

B.A., Latin, cum laude, Bryn Mawr College, 2011

 

Professional Appointments:

Chercheuse invitée, Centre d’Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale, Université de Poitiers

Honorary Research Fellow, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

 

Publications:

“‘To Sey or Thinke Otherwise’: Ordinary Theology and Facing Death in Late Medieval Norfolk.” Religions 9:3 (2018). Accessible online: <http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/9/3/67>.

Review of The Decline of Serfdom in Late Medieval England: From Bondage to Freedom, by Mark Bailey. History: The Journal of the Historical Association 103: 357 (2018), 649-651.

“‘If yt be a nacion’: Vernacular Scripture and English Nationhood in Columbia University Library, Plimpton MS 259.” In Europe After Wyclif. Ed. J. Patrick Hornbeck II and Michael van Dussen, 265-287. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016.

“‘To Live Piously and To Help the Needy Poor’: The Consortium of S. Alessandro in Colonna, in Bergamo.” Confraternitas 24:2 (2013), 3-32 (with Christopher Carlsmith).

 

Select Awards and Fellowships:

Alumni Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University (2019/20)

Schallek Award, Medieval Academy of America and Richard III Society (2019)

O’Connell Initiative Travel Grant, O’Connell Initiative on the Global History of Capitalism, Fordham University (2019)

Senior Teaching Fellow, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University (2018/19)

Distinguished Research Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University (2017/18)

Richard A. Bennett Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University (2012-2018)

Presidential Scholarship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University (2012-2018)

Joseph R. Leahey Fellowship, History Department, Fordham University (2016)

Fr. John McCloskey Summer Research Grant, Fordham University (2014)

Loomie Essay Prize, History Department, Fordham University (2013)

First Year Essay Prize, Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University (2012)

Hanna Holborn Gray Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College (2010)

 

Invited Talks:

“The Grocer and His Apprentice: British Library, Harley MS 5086 in Context.” Medieval and Tudor London Seminar, Institute for Historical Research, June 2018.

“What is a Yeoman? Status and Identity in Later Medieval England.” Late Medieval Seminar, Institute for Historical Research, March and April 2018.

 

Selected Conference Presentations:

“‘A Man of Myn Astate’: Yeoman Households in Late Medieval East Anglia.” XXVIth Annual International Medieval Congress, Leeds University, July 2019.

“‘Yemanly Takel’: Status and Material Culture in Medieval East Anglia.” North American Conference on British Studies, Providence, Rhode Island, October 2018.

"Commoners and Common Pleas: Litigants and Social Status in the Fifteenth Century.” XXVth Annual International Medieval Congress, Leeds University, July 2018.

“Miscellany and Identity: The Manuscript Compilations of Late Medieval Yeomen.” XXIVth Annual International Medieval Congress, Leeds University, July 2017.

 

Courses Taught:

Understanding Historical Change: Renaissance to Revolution (Introductory Survey: Spring 2019)

Introduction to Early Modern History (Honors Program: Fall 2018)

Understanding Historical Change: Medieval Europe (Writing Seminar [EP1]: Spring 2017, Spring 2016)

Understanding Historical Change: Medieval Europe (Introductory Survey: Fall 2016 [2 Sections], Fall 2015)

Study Abroad Course: Medieval Spain (Summer 2017, Summer 2016)