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Judith Bennett

Professor Emerita of History and John R. Hubbard Chair in British History Emerita

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 821-2544
Office: SOS 174

Curriculum Vitae
Publications via
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Biographical Sketch

Judith Bennett writes on medieval history, feminist history, and the history of women in late medieval England specifically.  For web access to her publications, click on the link above.



Ph.D. Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, 1981
Licentiate History, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1978
M.A. Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, 1974
A.B. History, Mount Holyoke College, 1973

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Assistant Professor to Martha Nell Hardy Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1981-2005  

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

EMSI: Early Modern Studies Institute
IBIS: Institute for British and Irish Studies



Bennett, Judith M. and Ruth Mazo Karras (Ed.). (2013). Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bennett, J. M. (2010). Medieval Europe: A Short History (11th edition: McGraw-Hill, 2011).
Bennett, J. M. (2006). History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Bennett, J. M. (2000). Medieval Women in Modern Perspective (American Historical Association pamphlet, 2000).
Bennett, J. M. (1999). Singlewomen in the European Past, 1250-1800, coedited with Amy Froide (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999).
Bennett, J. M. (1998). A Medieval Life: Cecilia Penifader of Brigstock, c. 1297-1344 (McGraw-Hill, 1998).
Bennett, J. M. (1996). Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World, 1300 to 1600. (Oxford University Press, 1996).
Bennett, J. M. (1989). Sisters and Workers in The Middle Ages, coedited with Elizabeth A. Clark, et al. (University of Chicago Press, 1989).
Bennett, J. M. (1987). Women in the Medieval English Countryside: Gender and Household in Brigstock before the Plague (Oxford University Press, 1987).

Honors and Awards

Article Prize, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, 2012  
Huntington Library Research Fellowship Recipient, R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellow, 2007-2008   
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Recipient, 2005-2006  
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Recipient, 2005-2006  
Fellow, Medieval Academy of America, 2002  
Otto Grundler Prize in Medieval Studies (for Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England), 1998  
Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship, 1997  
Fellow, Royal Historical Society, 1996  
National Humanities Center Fellowship, 1993-1994  
Walter D. Love Prize in British Studies (for "Conviviality and Charity in Medieval and Early Modern England")., 1992  
Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1989-1990  
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