Faculty profile

Lyn Blanchfield

Visiting Assistant Professor


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Faculty member Lyn Blanchfield


  • Medieval and early modern women and gender issues
  • public religious rituals in Medieval Europe
  • public insults in Medieval and early modern Italy


"Prolegomenon: Considerations of Weeping and Sincerity in the Middle Ages." Elina Gertsman, ed., Crying in the Middle Ages: Tears of History. Routledge Press (September 2011), xxi-xxx.

"Le Piagnoni: The Weeping Women of Savonarola." Peter Arnade and Michael Rocke, eds., Private Conduct and Public Life in Early Modern Europe and Mexico: Essays in Honor of Richard C. Trexler. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Texts and Essays, University of Toronto, (2008), 53-76.


Ph.D in Medieval and Early Modern Italian History, Binghamton University, 2004
MA, Binghamton University, 1991
AB, Vassar College, 1987

Classes taught

  • West and the World Civilizations
  • Medieval and Early Modern Women and Gender
  • Medieval Mediterranean World
  • Society and Religion in Medieval and Early Modern World