Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Assistant Professor of History

Medieval Studies Minor Coordinator


  • Ph.D. Medieval History, Fordham University, 2017
  • M.A. Medieval History, Fordham University, 2009
  • B.A.  Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Messiah College, 2008

Courses Taught

Pandemics and People; Medieval Popular Religion; Crusades; Medieval Europe; History of Medicine; World History to 1500; The Middle Ages at the Movies; Interrogating Medievalisms; Medieval Bodies

Research Interests

Medieval hospitals; urban history; religious women; medievalism


Lucy Barnhouse (PhD, Fordham University) is a scholar who explores the intersections of law, religion, and medicine in late medieval Germany. Her forthcoming monograph, Houses of God, Places for the Sick, examines the place of hospitals in the religious and social networks of late medieval cities. She has made an edition and translation of leprosy examination letters for the Medieval Disability Sourcebook and she has been a podcaster with Footnoting History on topics including women’s history and medical history since 2013. She joined the Department of History at Arkansas State University in 2020. Before joining Arkansas State, Barnhouse was a visiting assistant professor at the College of Wooster and Wartburg College. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, baking, and watching British detective shows. 

Lucy Barnhouse

Contact Information

P: (870)-972-3380
P: (870)-972-3380


Building: HSS
Room: 4025

Office Hours

Tuesday/Thursday: 9:30-11:30 a.m.