Barbara A. Hanawalt, 1997–1998 | National Humanities Center

Barbara A. Hanawalt (NHC Fellow, 1997–98)

Project Title

Women in Medieval London

University of Minnesota

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1997–98

Barbara A. Hanawalt Barbara A. Hanawalt did final proofing of three books: 'Of Good and Ill Repute': Gender and Social Control in Medieval England (Oxford University Press, 1998); Medieval Crime and Social Control, edited by Barbara Hanawalt and David Wallace (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming 1998); and the Oxford Illustrated History of the Middle Ages (Oxford University Press, 1998). She revised six chapters of the popular Western civilization text, The Western Experience (McGraw‑Hill, 1998), and edited (with Mickel Kolbialka), The Practices of Medieval Space, a collection of essays to be published by the University of Minnesota Press. She began writing the first chapter of Women in Medieval London, to be published by Oxford University Press, and wrote three articles: "'Good Governance' in the Medieval and Early Modern Context, " a review essay of Marjorie McIntosh's Controlling Misbehavior in Medieval and Early Modern England, which will appear in the next issue of Journal of British Studies; "Violence in the Domestic Milieu of Late Medieval England," to be published in a collection of essays edited by Richard Kaeuper on violence in the Middle Ages; and "The Child in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance," a historiographical essay on the study of childhood and how it has been influenced by Philippe Ariès, to be published in a collection of essays edited by Willem Koops and Michael Zuckerman entitled Are We at the End of the Century of the Child? At the conference of the Social Sciences History Association, she chaired and organized a panel on poverty and social welfare and spoke at a panel on writing history of crime. She was a commentator at a conference on "Body, Matter, and Spirit" at Duke University, and attended a conference at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study on "Are We at the End of the Century of the Child?" She was invited to speak at the Department of Women's Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and at UNC‑Greensboro; gave the John M. Turner Lecture in the Humanities at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.; and delivered a public lecture at the National Humanities Center entitled "Whose Story Is This? Rape Narratives in Fourteenth‑Century England."