|Name:||Dr. Janine Larmon Peterson|
|Title:||Associate Professor of History|
|Office Location:||Fontaine 228|
|Extension:||(845) 575-3000 ext. 2556|
|Personal Web Page:||http://marist.academia.edu/JanineLarmonPeterson|
Dr. Peterson received her B.A. and M.A. in Medieval Studies from Fordham University. She received a Ph.D. certificate in Medieval Studies and Ph.D. in History (dual program in Medieval History and Cultural History) from Indiana University, Bloomington. She has also worked in the business world - for the Outsource Department at IBM, as an office manager and benefits administrator for the National Scholastic Chess Foundation, and as Assistant Director for an academic department in university administration. She loves to tell her students she obtained those positions with a Liberal Arts degree of the most seemingly unpractical field: an undergraduate major in Medieval Studies and a minor in Classical Languages.
Besides teaching "Themes in Modern History," "Medieval Europe," and "Early Modern Europe" at Marist, she offers courses on specialized topics such as "History of Witchcraft and Sorcery," "Medieval Misfits," "Medieval Cultures in Contact," and "Medieval Gender and Sexuality" for the history department and the honors program and also teaches First Year Seminars (e.g., "Europe and the 'Barbarians'" and "Love and Sex in Pre-Modern Europe").
She was a submissions editor for the journal Hortulus, as well as a reviewer/fact checker for The Rosen Publishing Group. Dr. Peterson served on an Awards Committee of the Society for Italian Historical Scholarship and has been elected to three terms on the executive committee of The Hagiography Society as the Communications Chair. She is also an Affiliated Scholar at the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University.
|Awards & Honors:||
Dr. Peterson's awards and honors include a semester as Fordham University's Center for Medieval Studies' Visiting Medieval Fellow and current status an Affiliated Scholar at the Center; a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend; a Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant from the American Historical Association; the John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award from the American Catholic Historical Association; and a Biblioteca Ambrosiana Microfilms Travel Grant from Notre Dame University, besides internal institutional research grants and awards. She was also awarded a VPAA and Dean of Faculty Special Recognition Award for Service from Marist College in 2011.
Nine published book reviews in addition to:
(With Nicole Lopez-Jantzen). "Italy." In Companion to Sexuality in the Medieval West. Ed. Michelle M. Sauer. Leeds: ARC Humanities Press (forthcoming 2019).
“Women, Power, and Religious Dissent: Why Women Never Became Heresiarchs.” In Between Orders and Heresy: Rethinking Medieval Religious Movements, eds. Anne E. Lester and
Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (forthcoming 2018).
“Visions, Inquisitors, and Challenges to Christian Doctrine in the Later Middle Ages.” English Language Notes 56 (forthcoming 2018).
“The Role of Women in the Guglielmites.” For “A Voice of Their Own. Female Spirituality in the Middle Ages.” Invited Podcast Script for Spiritual Landscapes Digital Humanities Project,
MAHPA Research Group, Universitat de Barcelona (2016).
(With Lea Graham). “Teaching Historical Analysis through Creative Writing Assignments.” College Teaching 63 (2015): 153-61.
(With James G. Snyder). “The Galenic Roots of Marsilio Ficino’s Theory of Natural Changes.” Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 46 (2015): 301-16.
“Medieval Age: Church and State” and “Renaissance: Church Corruption” in World History I: Beginnings through 1500. Ed. Joseph T. Stuart. Dallas: Schlager Group Publishers, 2013.
“Episcopal Authority and Disputed Sanctity in Late Medieval Italy.” Saintly Bishops and Bishops’ Saints: Proceedings of the 4th Hagiography Conference, edited by John Ott (2012), 201-16.
“Hit and Run Heresy: Thoughts on Tackling Medieval Heterodoxy in Survey Courses.” Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 19 (2012): 13-22.
"The Malleus Maleficarum" (introduction and analysis of excerpt) in Milestone Documents of World Religions (2011), 844-59.
Narrative (2010), 2-31.
**received the April 2005 "Article of the Month" Award by Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index (http://www.haverford.edu/library/reference/mschaus/mfi/previous.html)
Dr. Peterson's research focuses on challenges to the authority of the institutional church, particularly with regard to heresy and saint's cults, in late medieval Italy. She is also interested in issues of gender and sexuality, the marginalization of social groups, and cultural interaction in the late medieval Mediterranean basin.
Medieval Academy of America; American Historical Association; The Hagiography Society (executive committee); Society for Italian Historical Studies; Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship; International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in History (founding member); Renaissance Society of America; American Association of University Professors
Dr. Peterson has given over thirty-five papers as an invited speaker and at peer-reviewed regional, national, and international conferences, besides serving as a panel discussant, commentator, session chair, and session organizer. She was the coordinator of two separate conferences held at Indiana University during her time there (for the History Department and Medieval Studies) and helped to organize several conferences and lecture series while serving as the Assistant Director of the Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University. She also organized a symposium marking the 800th anniversary of the Albigensian Crusade at Marist College in spring 2009 and the Phi Alpha Theta Upper New York Regonal Conference with Dr. Kristin Bayer in spring 2011 and 2015. She is a former co-coordinator of Marist College's School of Liberal Arts Faculty Research Forum lecture series and on the Coordinating Committee of the New York Regional Medieval and Early Modern Undergraduate Symposium, who's fourth annual symposium will take place at Marist College in Spring 2018.