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Amy K. Bosworth: Academic Profile



History Department

Muskingum University

163 Stormont Street

New Concord, OH 43762

740-826-8424

bosworth@muskingum.edu

EDUCATION

Purdue University, Ph.D., History, August 2008.

Dissertation: “Criminals, Cures, and Castigation: Heiric of Auxerre’s Miracula

                    sancti Germani and Ninth-Century Carolingian Hagiography”

          Advisor: John J. Contreni   

          Preliminary Examination Fields:

                   General Field: European History (c.500-1750)

Major Field: Medieval European History, John J. Contreni

Minor Field: Women in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Europe,              Melinda S. Zook

Boston University, M.A., History, 1999.

          Advisor: Clifford R. Backman

University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A. with honors, History, 1997.

University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Summer Seminar at Trinity College, Oxford, 1996.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Muskingum University (Fall 2009-present)

  • HIST 111: Emergence of the Modern World I
  • HIST 310: Ancient History
  • HIST 312: Early Middle Ages
  • HIST 313: Later Middle Ages
  • HIST 317: Women in the Middle Ages
  • HIST 420: Readings:
    • Religion in the Middle Ages
    • The Crusades
    • The “Dark Ages
  • HIST 460: Senior History Seminar

Adjunct Instructor, University of Indianapolis (Fall 2008- Spring 2009)

  • HIST 201: World History to 1700

Adjunct Instructor, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (Fall 2008- Spring 2009)

  • HIST 113: Western Civilization I (to 1500)
  • HIST 421: Topics in European History: Women in Medieval Europe, 500-1500

Adjunct Instructor, Wittenberg University (Spring 2007)

  • HIST 111: Medieval Civilization
  • HIST 201: The World of Charlemagne: Europe c.750-c.950

Graduate Instructor, Purdue University, 2004-2007

  • HIST 103: Introduction to the Medieval World

Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, 2002-2006

  • HIST 102: Introduction to the Ancient World
  • HIST 103: Introduction to the Medieval World
  • HIST 104: Introduction to the Modern World

PUBLICATIONS

“Learning from the Saints: Ninth-Century Hagiography and the Carolingian Renaissance.”  History Compass 8, 9 (2010): 1055-1066.

“Representing the Saint: The Structure of Heiric of Auxerre’s Miracula sancti Germani,” in Cullen J. Chandler and Steven A. Stofferahn (eds.), Discovery and Distinction in the Early Middle Ages: Studies in Honor of John J. Contreni (Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, forthcoming 2011), 292-314.

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Thomas F.X. Noble.  Images, Iconoclasm, and the Carolingians (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009) in The Journal of Religion 92/1 (2012): 126-128.
  • Andrew L. Thomas.  A House Divided: Wittelsbach Confessional Court Cultures in the Holy Roman Empire, c.1550-1650 (Leiden: Brill, 2010) in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 63/1 (2012): 165-166.
  • Andrew Lintott.  The Romans in the Age of Augustus (Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) in The Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2011.05.46 (2011). http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2011/2011-05-46.html
  • Mary Dockray-Miller.   Saints Edith and Aethelthryth: Princesses, Miracle Workers, and Their Late Medieval Audience: The Wilton Chronicle and the Wilton Life of Saint Aethelthryth (Turnhout: Brepols, 2009) in The Medieval Review 11/3/13 (2011). https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/2022/13061/11.03.13.html?sequence=1



WORK IN PROGRESS

  • “In Search of Saint Germanus – The Topography of Sainthood in Heiric of Auxerre’s Miracula sancti Germani
  • Saint Germanus Rediscovered:  The Hagiography of Heiric of Auxerre and the Carolingian Cult of Saints



CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PARTICIPATION

  • 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies - Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2012. “Accessing the Holy Dead: Gender, Pilgrimage, and the Cult of Saints in the Carolingian World”
  • 46th Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies - Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2011. Panel organizer (on behalf of the Midwest Medieval History Conference) “Creating the Holy Dead I: Sainthood in the Early Middle Ages” and “Creating the Holy Dead II: Sainthood in the High and Late Middle Ages.”
  • International Medieval Congress - University of Leeds, Leeds, England, July 2010. “Seeking a Cure, Finding Forgiveness: Pilgrimage in the Carolingian World.”
  • 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies - Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2010. Panel organizer (on behalf of the Midwest Medieval History Conference) “The Carolingians and Their Neighbors.”
  • 37th Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium - The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, April 2010. “Female Pilgrims in the Carolingian Empire: Women and the Miraculous in the Ninth Century.”
  • Midwest Medieval History Conference - Denison University, Granville, OH, October 2008. “Blood, Screams, and Tears: Violence, Miraculous Cures, and Ninth-Century   Carolingian Hagiography.”
  • 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies - Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2007. “Puella, presbyter et princeps: The People of the Carolingian World as Seen Through Heiric of Auxerre’s Miracula sancti Germani.”
  • Medieval Mondays Series - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, April 2007. “Puella, presbyter et princeps: The People of the Carolingian World as Seen Through Heiric of Auxerre’s Miracula sancti Germani.”
  • 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies - Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2006. “In Search of Saint Germanus – The Topography of Sainthood in Heiric of Auxerre’s Miracula sancti Germani.”
  • Medieval Mondays Series – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, April 2006. “In Search of Saint Germanus – The Topography of Sainthood in Heiric of Auxerre’s Miracula sancti Germani.”
  • 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies - Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2004. “Heiric of Auxerre’s Miracula sancti Germani – A Guidebook for Proper Behavior.” 
  • Comitatus Medieval Studies Conference - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, March 2004. “Inventing History: The Merovingian Franks and Their Trojan Origins.”

ACADEMIC SERVICE AND ORGANIZATIONS

Muskingum University

  • Special Events Committee, Chair (2010-2012)
  • Lambda Sigma (Sophomore Honorary), Faculty Advisor (Fall 2010-present)

Purdue University

  • History Graduate Students’ Association, Vice President (2004-2005)
  • History Graduate Students’ Association, Representative (2003-2004)
  • Graduate Committee, Graduate Student Representative (2003-2004)

Medieval Academy of America, Member (2003-present)

American Historical Association, Member (2002-present)

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Selected to participate in the seminar “Living with Art in Renaissance and Baroque Europe (c.1300-1700),” sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges – High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, June 19-24, 2011
  • Faculty Development Grant, Muskingum University (Spring 2011)
  • Faculty Development Grant, Muskingum University (Spring 2010)
  • Purdue Research Foundation Dissertation Research Grant (2007-2008)
  • Purdue University Graduate School Summer Research Grant (2006)
  • Purdue University Graduate School Summer Research Grant (2005)
  • Graduate Teacher Technology Certificate, Purdue University (April 2006)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, inducted 1997
  • Medieval Studies Certificate, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts (1997)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society), inducted 1996
  • Eta Sigma Phi (National Classics Honor Society), inducted 1996

LANGUAGES

Latin, reading proficiency

French, reading proficiency

German, reading proficiency