Participant Info

First Name
Lucy
Last Name
Barnhouse
Affiliation
Wartburg College
Website URL
https://wartburg.academia.edu/LucyBarnhouse
Keywords
hospitals, canon law, urban history, public health, monastic orders, healthcare, history of medicine
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About Me

I currently teach in the Department of History at Wartburg College. My prospective monograph, focusing on the intersections between legal, religious, and medical history, examines the effects of canon law on the development of late medieval hospitals, and the place of hospitals in the religious and social networks of late medieval cities. Forthcoming publications include a study of a medical miscellany used in a hospital managed by religious women, and an edition of leprosy examination letters for the Medieval Disability Sourcebook. My future research plans include an analysis of hospitals’ letters of petition to the papal curia, and a study of hospital care as portrayed in a vita of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. I have been a podcaster with Footnoting History, on topics including women’s history and medical history, since 2013.

Recent Publications

“Languages of Experience: Translating Medicine in MS Laud Misc. 237.” In: Disease, Disability, and Health, edited by Erin Connelly and Steffi Künzel, 94-108. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2018.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Germany, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Medicine, Religion, Urban History