Susan Mosher Stuard, Emeritus
Professor of History Haverford
College, 1988- 2000
- Smith College, A.B., Magna Cum Laude, 1957
- University of Rochester, M.A. 1961
- State University of New York, Geneseo, M.S. 1961
- Yale University, 1971, Ph.D., High Honors, doctoral orals
Dissertation: "The Silver Trade in the Adriatic after 1290"
Teaching and Professional Employment:
Professor of History, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 1988-2000
Visiting Associate Professor of History, Haverford College, 1983-1984,
Associate Professor of History with tenure, State University of New York,
Assistant Professor of History, SUNY, Brockport, 1970-1977
Part-time Instructor, University of Rochester, 1968-1969
Instructor, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1966-1968
Instructor, Yale University, 1964-1965
Grants, Fellowships, Awards:
"Honoring our Foremothers: Susan Mosher Stuard"43rd International Congress on
Medieval Studies, 2008, published in Medieval Feminist Forum 44:1 (2008): 81-107
Mellon Foundation Grant to Emeriti Faculty, 2004-05
Delmas Foundation Grant for Research in Venice and the Veneto, 1999-2000
Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Prize for publications in Women's
History (Article) 1995 for “Ancillary Evidence on the Decline of
Lindback Teaching Award, 1990-91
Students Association Award for Outstanding Service to the Haverford College
Ford Foundation Grant in Newly Co-educational Institutions, 1987-88
Arthur M. Cole Grant-in-Aid, Economic History Association, 1984-85
Member, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., 1984-85
George Queen Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1981
Office of Education, FIPSE, “Integrating Materials on Women into
Traditional Survey Courses:
Western Civilization I”, Principals: Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and
under auspices of the Organization of American Historians, 1979-1980.
SUNY Foundation Research Award, 1977
SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1975
SUNY Foundation Research Award, 1973
Yale University Fellow, 1963-64
Academic and Professional Administrative
Corporation, Haverford College, 1995-
American Council of Learned Societies delegate for Medieval Academy of
Professional Division of the American Historical Association, elected
Chair, Medieval Academy of America Committee on the AHA, 1998-2000
Jury for post-classical studies, American Academy of Rome, 1996, Chair
of Jury, 1997
Council, Medieval Academy of America 1995-1998, Executive Committee of
American Historical Association Program Committee for 1996 Meeting
Berkshire Conference Program Committee, 1992-3
Chaired Search Committee for curator of Quaker Collection
TEAMS Editorial Board (Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages)
Co-chaired concentration in Women’s Studies 1986-1988
Chaired Search Committee for Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Board of Directors, Charles Finney Festival, 1981, Rochester, New York,
Bexley, Crozier Theological Seminary
President, New York State European Historians’ Association 1980;
Organization of annual
association meeting, University of Rochester, October, 1980
Director: Graduate (M.A.) Program in History, SUNY, Brockport, 1976-1981
Women’s Studies Board of Directors, 1972-1982, instrumental in creating
the Women’s Studies
Global Studies’ Board of Directors, 1971-1981, instrumental in developing
the Global Studies
program and the World History Component
Coordinator: Department of History Curriculum Committee, development of
major and history
component in General Studies program, 1974-1975
Editorial and Referee Experience:
Editor with Margaret Schaus and Thomas Izbicki, Encyclopedia of Medieval
Women and Gender, forthcoming, 2006
NEH evaluator, 1994-
Founding Editorial Board, Journal of Women’s History 1988-
Referee, for SIGNS, Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 1979-;
for Journal of Economic History, 1981-; for Gender and History, 1991-
SUNY Research Foundation, evaluator of Grants and Awards, 1980-
Canada Council evaluator, 1980-
Medieval Academy of America
American Historical Association
Berkshire Conference on Women Historians
Society for Italian Historical Studies
New York State European Historians Association
Coordinating Council for Women in History
Delaware Valley Medieval Association
Considering Medieval Women and Gender, Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Press, 2010,
with "The Three-Decade Transformation: Medieval Women and the Course of
History"from "The Roles of Women in the Middle Ages,1992 " Binghamton
University, pp. XIII: 1-21.
Gilding the Market: Luxury and Fashion in Fourteenth Century Italy, Philadelphia:
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.
A State of Deference: Ragusa (Dubrovnik) in the Medieval Centuries, Philadelphia:
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.
Quaker Women: Witnesses for Change. New Brunswick: Rutgers University
Press, editor with Elisabeth Potts Brown, 1989. Introduction, 3-28.
Becoming Visible, ed. Renate Bridenthal, Claudia Koonz, and Susan Stuard,
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. Chapter 6 “Dominion of Gender: Women’s
Fortunes in the High Middle Ages,” pp. 153-174. Third edition, 1998.
Chapter 6, pp. 129-150.
Women in Medieval History and Historiography, Philadelphia: University
of Pennsylvania Press, 1987.
Restoring Women to History: Western Civilization I, Bloomington: Organization
of American Historians, 1983 (editor and author with Elizabeth Fox-Genovese).
Women in Medieval Society, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press,
1976 (introduction anthologized in two textbooks).
"Report on Fellowships Granted to Medievalists, 1997 - 2008,
"Satisfying the Laws: Legenda of Maria of Venice (1379-1399)" The Law and the Illicit
in Medieval Society. Festscrift for Edward Peters, ed., Ruth Karras, Joel Kaye and E.
Ann Matter. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007), pp. 197-210.
“Marriage Gifts and Fashion Mischief” in The Medieval Marriage
Scene: Prudence, Passion, Policy, ed. Sherry Roush and Cristelle L. Baskins
(Scottsdale, Arizona: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies,
“Eleanor Shipley Duckett (1880-1976) Historian of the Latin Middle
Ages” in Women Medievalists and the Academy, ed. Jane Chance (Madison:
University of Wisconsin Press, 2005) pp. 213-226.
“Latent Feminist Loosed on Medieval History (1935-),” in Women
Medievalists and the Academy, ed. Jane Chance (Madison: University of
Wisconsin Press, 2005) pp. 955-968.
“Where History and Theory Interact: Frederic C. Lane on the Emergence
of Capitalism,” with Melissa Meriam Bullard, S. R. Epstein, and
Benjamin G. Kohn, Speculum 79 (2004) 88-119.
"Servants"in Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Supplement 1, ed. William Chester Jordan.
New York: Charles Scribnerâs Sons, 2004, pp. 565-569.
“Á Capital Idea: Pursuing Demand,” Review (retrospective
issue of Fernand Braudel) Review (24:1 (2001): 163-83.
Translated into Chinese in New History, The Heritage of Fernand Braudel,
ed. shu bian, Chen Heng, Geng Xiangxin (Zhengzhou shi: Da xiangchu banshee,
2004), pp. 42-61.
“Qui notus est de ancilla mea” in Medieval Canon Law”
in Proceedings of the XII International Congress on Medieval Canon Law,
ed. Kenneth Pennington, Stanley Chodorow and Keith H. Kendall (Città
del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2001), pp. 653-73.
“The Three-Decade Transformation: Medieval Women and the Course
of History” in the
Roles of Medieval Women: A Reassessment, ed., Rosemary Morewedge, forthcoming.
“Gravitas and Consumption” in Jacqueline Murray, ed., Conflicting
Identities and Multiple Masculinities, NY: Garland, 1999, pp. 215-242.
“Single by Custom and Law” in Singlewomen, ed. Judith Bennett
and Amy Froide. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998),
“The Annales School:” for A Global Encyclopedia of Historical
Writing (NY: Garland, 1998) Vol. I, pp. 31-33.
“A Swift Coming of Age: History of Medieval Women,” Journal
of Women’s History, 8:3 (1996) 238-251.
“Ancillary Evidence on the Decline of Medieval Slavery,” Past
and Present, 149 (November 1995) 3-32.
“Citizens of No Mean City: Assessing Medieval Women’s History,”
with Margaret Schaus, Choice 30:4 (1992), 583-595. Revised and updated
in Journal of Women’s History 6:3 (1994) 170-198.
“Burdens of Matrimony: Husbanding and Gender in Medieval Italy,”
Medieval Masculinities, ed. Claire Lees, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota
Press, 1994, pp. 61-71.
“The Chase After Theory,” Gender and History 4:3, (1992) 135-146.
“Introducing Undergraduates to Manuscript Research” American
Historical Association Perspectives, 29:5 (May-June, 1991) 16-18, with
Margaret Schaus and John Spielman.
“A Symposium on Women, History and Literature; Theory and Methodology,”
organized by Jacqueline Murray, “Response,” Exemplaria, 2:2
“Sources on Medieval Women in Mediterranean Archives” in Joel
Rosenthal, ed. Medieval Woman and the Sources of Medieval History, Athens:
University of Georgia Press, 1990, pp. 342-358.
“From Women to Woman: New Thinking About Gender c. 1140,”
Thought, 64 (1989) 208-219.
“A New Dimension? North American Scholars Contribute Their Perspective
on Medieval Women,” American Medievalism (Binghamton, NY: CEMERS
1989), pp. 67-84.
“To Town to Serve” in Women and Work in Pre-industrial Europe,
Barbara Hanawalt, ed. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987), pp.
“Toward a Theory of Consumption and Exchange: Medieval Workshop,”
Journal of Economic History 44 (1985) 447-451.
“The Socio-biological Model and the Medieval Evidence,” American
Anthropologist 85 (June, 1984), 410-414.
“Urban Domestic Slavery in Medieval Ragusa,” Journal of Medieval
History 9 (1983) 155-171.
“Dowry Increase and Increments in Wealth in Medieval Ragusa (Dubrovnik),
Journal of Economic History 41 (1981) 795-811.
“American Feminism and the Annales School,” SIGNS, Journal
of Women in Culture and Society, 6(1981) 135-143.
Anthologized in The Annales: Critical Assessments, ed. Stuart Clark (London:
Routledge, 1999) Vol. 2, pp. 14-22..
“An Unfortunate Construct: A Comment on Emmanuel LeRoy’s Ladurie’s
Montaillou,” Journal of Social History, 15:1 (1981) 152-155.
“The Family Confronts the Renaissance Household,” Paideia,
11(1980) Culture and Intellectual Life of the Middle Ages.
“Dame Trot” SIGNS, Journal of Women in Culture and Society,
“The Silver Trade in the Adriatic, circa 1300,’ Studi veneziani,
“Medieval Ragusa/Dubrovnik, A Program of Communal Health Care,”
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 28 (1973) 126-143.
Review for American Historical Review; Journal of Economic History; SIGNS,
Journal of Social
of Social History; Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Speculum, Journal
of Women’s History,Cithara, Quaker History, Labor History and Mediaeval
Studies. Review for University of Wisconsin Press, SUNY Press, University
of Pennsylvania Press, University of North Carolina Press, Oxford Press,
Harper and Row
Papers and Comments Delivered:
“Frederic C. Lane, A Venetian Route to European Union”, American
Historical Association, Boston, 2001
Organizer: "Varieties of Servitude in the Middle Ages," Medieval
Academy of America, Toronto, April, 1997
"Female Unfree Persons in Canon Law," 10th International Congress
of Medieval Canon Law, Syracuse, NY, August 16, 1996
"Ancillary Evidence on the Decline of Medieval Slavery," University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, November 1994
“Assessing Consumption Patterns in Late Medieval Mediterranean City
States,” American Historical Association, San Francisco, CA, January
“The Two Decade Transformation,” The Roles of Women in the
Middle Ages, CEMERS
Conference, October 17, 1992
“Deference in Decline and Loss of History: Medieval Ragusa/Dubrovnik.”
Princeton University, March, 1992
"Did Slavic Women Have a Renaissance?" 3rd International Women's
Studies Conference, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, April 1990
"Husbanding as a Source for Gender in the Middle Ages." Fordham
University, NY, March 1990
"Power of the Weak: Heavenly Endowments and Thinking About Gender,"
keynote address, University of Toronto, Centre for Medieval Studies Annual
Conference, February 1990
"From Women to Women: New Thinking About Gender, c. 1140," Fordham
New York, New York, March 1988
"Bullion's Other Uses," Medieval Workshop on Late Medieval Urban
Institutions, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia,
"Luther and the Renaissance Notion of Woman," Bryn Mawr College,
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, November, 1983
"The Renaissance Notion of Woman," New York State European Historians
Association, Buffalo, New York, October, 1983
"Endogamy, A Preferred Form of Marriage in Medieval City States,"
CEMERS, Binghamton, New York, October, 1983
"Uses for Silver after the Defense of the Grossi," Economic
History Association, Baltimore, Maryland, September 1982
"The Impact of Women's History," American Historical Association
Annual Meeting, Los
Angeles, California, December, 1981, repeated Iona College, American Historical
Association Teaching Conference, March, 1982
"The French Tradition: Approaches to Women in Medieval Historiography,"
Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, May, 1982
Comment on "Medieval English Widows," Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo,
Michigan, May, 1980
"FIPSE Conferences for integrating women into basic History Surveys,
March, 1980 and March, 1981, Bloomington, Indiana (Western Civilization
"The History Survey in New York State Colleges and Universities,"
New York State European Historians Association, September, 1980
"The City State as Reflection of the Household," Mid-West Slavic
Conference, St. Paul,
Minnesota, March, 1979
"Family Confronts the Renaissance Household, A Critique of Les Toscans
et leurs familles," American Historical Association, San Francisco,
"The Scarcity of Middle Class Women in Medieval Ragusa/Dubrovnik,"
Berkshire Conference, Mount Holyoke College, August, 1978
"Quarantine, Rational Response to Plague," CEMERS, Binghamton,
New York, 1977
"The Changing Status and Power of Women in Early Modern Society,"
Workshop at Conference on Power and Sexuality at University of Maryland,
November, 1977 (Conference Group on Women Historians)
"Florentine Bankers in the Adriatic after 1290," Southeastern
Medieval Studies Conference, Tallahassee, Florida, March, 1976
"Urban Slavery," Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, 1975
"Women in Statute and Charter Law, Medieval Ragusa/Dubrovnik,"
Kalamazoo, Michigan, May, 1974
"Women's Work in the Barbarian West," New York State European
Historians Association, 1972
History of Medicine Seminars, Edward G. Miner Library, University of Rochester,
1971 and 1972
Amherst College, History Department, May, 1995
Washington College, March, 1995
Smith College, History Department, November, 1994
University of Richmond, 1988
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, Spring, 1987
William Paterson College, Patterson, New Jersey, 1986 and 1987
State University of New York at Binghamton, Conference on Integrating
Materials into the
Basic History Surveys, April, 1983--summation
Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York, under the auspices of the Association
Colleges, October, 1983
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, under the auspices of
the Center for Research
on Women, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, October, 1983
College of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island, under the auspices
of the Organization of
American Historians: Integrating Materials on Women into the History Surveys,