Tiffany D. Vann Sprecher, History Ph.D. candidate
Late medieval religiosity was increasingly focused on laypeople's responsibility for their own spiritual well-being. This shift must have changed the professional lives of priest although exactly how has not yet been studied. Tiffany D. Vann Sprecher is currently in Paris examining ecclesiastical court records to ascertain the professional and social roles of priests in Parisian parishes. She hopes to illuminate how grassroots and institutional religious reforms affected the daily lives of priests. Her research trip was made possible by the Bilinski Fellowship and the Henrietta Holm Warwick.