The History Department at the University of Saskatchewan together with Dr. Sharon Wright and Dr. Frank Klaassen invite applications for three funded Master of Arts students interested in working with them on fifteenth- and sixteenth-century social, intellectual, or institutional history.
Klaassen and Wrights' SSHRC Insight Grant on Female Magic Practitioners will support three students (ca. $20,000 per year) through our two-year thesis-based MA program. Successful applicants will work as researchers on the court and visitation records of the Bishop of Hereford and/or continental records relating to the social history of magic 1350-1600. They will be provided with training in medieval Latin and palaeography but must have at least two years of undergraduate Latin prior to admission. Travel funds for research and conference presentations as well as additional support for foreign student tuition fees may be available.
Klaassen and Wright would be delighted to work with applicants to develop a research proposal (required for application). Students may wish to develop a project focused on Hereford ecclesiastical records which will allow them to collect data for their own thesis as they work as researchers on the SSHRC project. Potential topics include slander, fornication/adultery, irregular marriages, sexual license, bishop's visitations, disabilities, and the regulation of pastimes such as sports or drinking.
For more information contact Sharon Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Frank Klaassen (email@example.com). For more information about the MA Program at the University of Saskatchewan see https://grad.usask.ca/programs/history.php#Program