Wendy Turner

Professor

Wendy Turner

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of History, Anthropology and Philosophy

Bio

Professor Turner holds a PhD from UCLA. She is a medieval historian of law, medicine, science, forensics, and disabilities, with emphasis on medieval mental health, learning disabilities and intelligence.

  • (706) 667-4563
  • AH E212

Education

  • Ph.D., History, General University of California, LosA, 2000

  • MA, History, General University of California, LosA, 1993

  • MA, History, General California State University S, 1990

  • BA, History, General California State University -, 1989

  • AA, Liberal Arts and Sci , General American River College, 1986

Awards & Honors

  • Scholarly Achievement Award Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) , 2020

  • Nominee -- Regents' Professor USG, 2020

  • Center for Social Science Research Fellow AU Center for Social Science Research , 2020

  • Fellow Center for Social Science Research , 2020

  • Golden Pen award Staff Council, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • HIST 4820

    Medieval Castles, Fort, & War
  • HIST 6950

    Selected Topics: Medieval Castles,Fort,&War
  • HONR 3900H

    Honors: Breaking Boundaries: Honors: Breaking Boundaries
  • HIST 1111

    Pre-Mod World Civilization

Teaching Interests

History of Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Europe; History of Early Medicine, Science, and Pseudo Science; History of Mental Health & Disabilities; History of Women and Gender; Foundations of World Religions; Historical Research Methodology, Historiography, and Paleography; among others

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • The Medieval Mind and Brain, 2021
    Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book-New
  • Medieval English Understanding of Mental Illness and Parallel Diagnosis to Contemporary Neuroscience, 2020
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • Representing Mental Illness in Late Medieval France. Machines, Madness, Metaphor. By Julie Singer. D.S. Brewer. 2018. xi + 360pp. £60.00., 2020
    Book Review
  • 'Removed from Office´': Ill 14th-Century Rural Servants of the English Crown, 2019
    Abstract
  • Reputation, Long-Term Care, and Animal Wellbeing: Health in Rural Europe, 1300-1800, 2019
    Abstract

Research Interests

History of Forensics; Medieval English Law & Custom; Medieval Mental Health & Disabilities; Premodern Medicine, Injury, & Illness; Early Chemistry & Alchemy; Early Prejudice; Castle Structure & Symbolism

Department Service

  • Search Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Curriculum mapping & revision 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Mentor new faculty 2016 - 2017

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • Departmental Promotion & Tenure 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure (HAP) 2015 - 2016

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Promotion & Tenure Committee 2019 - 2022

    Role: Committee Chair
  • CSSR Award Committee 2021 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • Special Promotion & Tenure Committee (for Chair position) 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Search committee of Dean of Arts & Sciences 2011 - 2011

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Post-Tenure Review 2008 - 2009

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • Dean of Libraries Search 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Faculty Senate Bylaws Revision Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Faculty Senate, Past Chair 2018 - 2020

    Role: University Senate Service
  • Diversity & Inclusion Alignment Committee 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • Women's and Gender Studies Program 2015 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Social History of Medicine 2021 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Peculiar Bodies Book Series, University of Virginia Press 2018 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Social History of Medicine (Journal) 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Premodern Health, Disease and Disability Book Series, AUP 2014 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Explorations in Medieval Culture Book Series, Brill Press 2013 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member

Public Service

  • Columbia County Governor’s Honors Program 2019

    Role: Reviewer
  • Eclipse 2017 Symposium, Keynote Public Address 2017 - 2017

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Harry Potter & Science, Maxwell Public Library 2016

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Harry Potter & Science, Greenblatt Library 2016

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • University of Georgia Library, Summer Programming 2015

    Role: Guest Speaker