Thursday, September 25 the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) will launch their new Research Seminar with a presentation by PhD candidate Lucy Barnhouse entitled “Nuns, Lepers and Archivists: Designing (and Redesigning) a Dissertation”. The presentation will be held at 6 pm in Dealy 202. Read on for details of the talk and the new seminar series.
Lucy will be talking about the genesis (so far!) of her dissertation: “The Hospitals of Mainz, 1236-1462, Legal Privileges and Social Functions.” The ways in which Mainz’s hospitals negotiated for the recognition of a certain legal status, or sought to avoid any categorization at all, form the central strand of Lucy’s research. In addition, she will also be talking about elements of the research process: recognizing medieval nuns, finding medieval lepers, and dealing with contemporary archivists.
This presentation, the first of a new graduate student Research Seminar Series organized by the HGSA, is open to all History students as well as faculty. This series is envisioned as a forum for advanced History graduate students to share their dissertation projects and research experiences with their peers. Please come! All are also invited to the Bronx Beer Hall afterward for convivial discussion.