Mentor: Dr. Florin Curta
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"I applied to the University Scholars Program because I saw it as a unique opportunity to do research as an undergraduate and more fully explore a field in which I was already greatly interested."
Hobbies and Interests
How Warfare, Disease, and Religion Impacted Social Mobility in the Late Medieval Period
War, disease, and religion are three virtually omnipresent features of medieval society. While they were at times the cause of great misery and death, these three forces also helped some individuals or, in some cases, entire groups of population to improve their lot in life. The goal of my research is to see how this happened. To do so I will examine primary sources pertaining to the Hundred Years War in France from 1337 to 1453. This period was chosen because it was a time when war, disease, and religion were having a concomitant effect on society in Western Europe. All three factors contributed to setting the stage for the the transition from the Late Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period and the Renaissance.