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, 1986-1988
Associate Professor of History with tenure, State University of New York, Brockport, 1977-1985
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 Medieval Slavery”
Lindback Teaching Award, 1990-91
Students Association Award for Outstanding Service to the Haverford College Community, 1989
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 D’Ann Campbell,
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 Experience:

Corporation, Haverford College, 1995-
American Council of Learned Societies delegate for Medieval Academy of America, 2001-2009
Professional Division of the American Historical Association, elected member, 2001-2004
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 Council, 1997-98
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, Colgate Rochester
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-

Member of:

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, http://www.medievalacademy.org/AcademyArchives/Archives.
"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, 2005) forthcoming.
“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 Scribner’s 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), pp. 106-126.
“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 (1990) 711-712.
“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. 39-55.
“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, 1(1976) 537-543.
“The Silver Trade in the Adriatic, circa 1300,’ Studi veneziani, 17(1975) 95-143.
“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 8, 1994
“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 University,
New York, New York, March 1988
"Bullion's Other Uses," Medieval Workshop on Late Medieval Urban Institutions, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, November, 1983
"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 Curriculum)
"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, December 1978
"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," Medieval Institute,
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 of American
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,
February, 1981