Sharon Farmer Lecture
Institute of Advanced Studies
Public Lecture by Sharon Farmer
A lecture by Sharon Farmer, Professor of History, University of California Santa Barbara
In this talk, Sharon Farmer
challenges this assumption by examining, first, evidence from 13th century Paris - a society that, indeed, had no politically supported system of social welfare.
Sharon Farmer, Professor of History at the University of California (Santa Barbara), is a leading scholar of medieval gender and poverty research.
She is author of Communities of Saint Martin: Legend and Ritual in Medieval Tours (1991), Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris: Gender, Ideology and the Daily Lives of the Poor (2001), and an editor of Gender and Difference in the Middle Ages (2002) and the exhibition catalogue Framing the Word: The Making of the Modern Bible, c. 1250-1611 (UCSB library's department of Special Collections, May 15 - July 15 2011).
has a strong interest in public engagement through her
research and has participated in the UCSB Humanities Centre's series on "Public Goods", speaking in conjunction with modern researchers on poverty.