The Department of History
Medieval culture; Medieval history; women's history
Pamela Sheingorn (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) specializes in the European Middle Ages, especially in visual, cultural, and women's history. Her research areas include hagiography, drama, and visual culture. Her books include: Myth, Montage, and the Visible in Late Medieval Manuscript Culture: Christine de Pizan's Epistre Othea (2003, co-authored with Marilynn Desmond); Writing Faith: Text, Sign, and History in the Miracles of Sainte Foy (1999, co-authored with Kathleen Ashley); The Book of Sainte Foy (1995); Interpreting Cultural Symbols: St. Anne in Late Medieval Society (1990); and The Easter Sepulchre in England (1987). Her current research projects focus on representations of the late medieval family, medieval masculinities, a cultural history of Joseph the Carpenter, and illuminations in medieval drama manuscripts. She is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America and Vice-President of the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society. At Baruch she teaches Medieval, Renaissance, and early modern European history as well as women's history. At the Graduate Center she has been the Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in Theatre since 1999; she is also on the faculties of the Ph.D. Program in History and of the Certificate Program in Medieval Studies.