Fall 2015 Medieval and Early Modern Studies Lecture

Shannon McSheffreyDigital Humanities and Imagining Medieval Women’s Lives: Putting Marriage and Sex on the Internet
Shannon McSheffrey, Professor, Department of History, Concordia University, Montreal
Thursday, September 24 | 4:00 pm
University Center Room 312

Dr. Shannon McSheffrey  (Ph. D, Toronto), Professor, Department of History, Concordia University, Montreal, will speak on her research on women in late medieval London, including her work in digital humanities. She manages a database relating to the late medieval London Consistory court which can be accessed here.

Professor McSheffrey’s research interests center around gender roles, law, civic culture, marriage, literacy, heresy, and popular religion in late medieval England. She has published a number of scholarly articles and four books, Gender and Heresy: Women and Men in Lollard Communities, 1420-1530 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995); Love and Marriage in Late Medieval London (Medieval Institute Publications, 1995); Lollards of Coventry 1486-1522 (co-authored with Norman Tanner), Camden Fifth Series, vol. 23 (Cambridge University Press, 2003); Marriage, Sex, and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006). She has won several awards for her research and teaching and was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society of the U.K. in 2002. Professor McSheffrey’s current research focuses on how late medieval Londoners used law, legal records, and legal archives.

Sponsored by the UMBC Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. 

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