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Lacey Bonar

Major Field

Medieval Europe

Minor Fields

Early Modern Europe, Gender History, Public History, Women’s and Gender Studies


Kate Staples

Research Interests

Ms. Bonar's master's thesis focused on parishioner labor in the late medieval English parish of Ashburton as evidenced through a consecutive set of churchwardens’ accounts. She searched these accounts for payments made to parishioners for providing physical labor for their parish church. By tracking a core group of laboring parishioners throughout the accounts, she reconstructed these individuals’ roles in creating and maintaining various aspects of the visual culture of their parish.