Maryanne Kowaleski, 2005–2006 | National Humanities Center

Maryanne Kowaleski (NHC Fellow, 2005–06)

Project Title

Living from the Sea: An Ethnography of Maritime Communities in Medieval England

Fordham University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2005–06

Maryanne Kowaleski completed research for and began drafting chapters of her book Living from the Sea: An Ethnography of Maritime Communities in Medieval England. As editor of Medieval Towns: A Reader (Broadview Press, 2006), she finished writing the introduction and assembled the illustrations. For a volume she is coediting (with P. J. P. Goldberg) on Medieval Domesticity: Home, Housing, and Household in Medieval England, she edited and commented on twelve essays and began writing the introduction. She completed thirty annotated entries for the Online Medieval Sources Bibliography (, an annotated bibliography of printed and online primary sources for the study of the middle ages, which she also edits. She completed an article, "Polish Ships in English Waters in the Late Medieval Ages," that will be included in Britain and Poland-Lithuania: Contact and Comparison from the Middle Ages to 1795, edited by Jakub Basista and Richard Unger; wrote "Alien Encounters in the Maritime World of Medieval England" for a special issue of Medieval Encounters: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue (forthcoming 2007); and wrote a review of Marjorie Keniston McIntosh's Working Women in English Society, 1300-1600 for the Journal of British Studies (vol. 44, no. 4, 2006).