Lucy Barnhouse

Lucy Barnhouse

Visiting Instructor in English and History

Department/Affiliation: English, History
Phone: 330-287-1936
Office Address: 223 Kauke
Email

Degrees

  • B.A., Messiah College, 2008
  • M.A., Fordham University, 2009 
  • Ph.D., Fordham University, 2017

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Research Support Grant (Fordham University), Fall 2014, Summer 2016
  • Fulbright Scholarship to Mainz, Germany, 2013-14
  • Loyola Fellowship (Fordham University), 2008-12
  • Member, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, 2016-present
  • Member, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, 2016-present
  • Member, American Historical Association, 2015-present
  • Member, International Network for the History of Hospitals, 2015-present
  • Member, Arbeitskreis Geistliche Frauen im Europäischen Mittelalter, 2014-present
  • Member, Medieval Academy of America, 2012-present

Publications

“Examining for Leprosy in the Fifteenth Century.” In: The Medieval Disability Sourcebook, edited by Cameron Hunt McNabb. [Forthcoming, Punctum Books]

“Languages of Experience: Translating Medicine in MS Laud Misc. 237.” In: Disease, Disability, and Health, edited by Erin Connelly and Steffi Künzel. [Forthcoming, Archaeopress]

“Good People, Poor Sick: The Social Identities of Lepers in the Late Medieval Rhineland.” In: Leprosy and Identity in the Middle Ages: Perspectives from West and East, edited by Elma Brenner, Kay-Peter Jankrift, and François-Olivier Touati. [Forthcoming, Manchester University Press]

Research Interests

My research examines how medieval hospitals functioned as religious institutions, and includes leper hospitals, traditionally excluded from comparative studies. In addition to looking at how hospital communities negotiated for the legal privileges of religious status, my work also engages with late medieval understandings of disease, and how these are revealed in sources ranging from sermons, to civic regulations, to collections of medical recipes. I am a founding member of the Footnoting History podcast, where I have presented on topics including the history of medicine since 2013.

  • Member, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, 2016-present
  • Member, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, 2016-present
  • Member, American Historical Association, 2015-present
  • Member, International Network for the History of Hospitals, 2015-present
  • Member, Arbeitskreis Geistliche Frauen im Europäischen Mittelalter, 2014-present
  • Member, Medieval Academy of America, 2012-present