Cherilyn Lacy
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Modern Europe, Women and Gender, Medicine and Public Health

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Cherilyn Lacy

Professor of History & Assistant Dean of Faculty

Dr. Lacy engages students in questions like this in courses and in events like her National Endowment for the Humanities speakers series on ‘War and Social Change: Reflections on the Centennial of the First World War.” Dr. Lacy has also led students on off-campus programs in France, where they have explored the Normandy D-Day beaches, the Renaissance castles of the Loire valley, and the vibrant city of Paris. Most recently, Dr. Lacy has collaborated with faculty across the college’s liberal arts disciplines to create
Hartwick’s interdisciplinary major in Public Health.

Recent courses taught:

  • Health and Disease in Modern World History
  • History of Medicine and Public Health
  • Epidemics in Modern European History
  • Europe and the World Wars
  • Revolutionary Europe
  • Contemporary Europe
  • European Imperialism
  • Europe in the Age of Terror
  • First-Year Seminar: Harry Potter’s England
  • Honors Seminar: Star Wars and History
  • Honors Seminar: Lies, Blame, and the First World War
  • Imagined Communities in France (Off-Campus January Term Program)
  • Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies

Selected scholarly presentations and publications:

  • ‘The Medical Home Front in the Rural Hautes-Alpes during the First World War,’ Colloque: Les Fronts Intérieurs Européens 1914-1920 (L’Arrière en Guerre), Pau, France, November 2015.
  • ‘Doctors and Nurses in Parisian Hospitals During the First World War,’ Internationale Konferenz: Nursing, 1914-1918: War, Gender, and Labour in a European Perspective, Ingolstadt, Germany, May 2014.
  • ‘Bloody Days and Tragic Nights: Parisian Hospitals and Civilian Health,’ Society for French Historical Studies, April 2014.
  • ‘Education, Mutualism, and Medical Consumers in Third Republic France, 1882-1914,’ Social History of Medicine, 21:2 (August 2008), 253-268.
  • ‘The Doctor’s Indispensable Assistant: Women and the Work of Medical Caregiving in Late-nineteenth-century France,’ Phoebe: A Journal of Feminist Scholarship, 16:2 (Fall 2004), 22-33.

College and professional service and affiliations:

  • Chair of the Faculty
  • Co-Chair, Middle States Self-Study
  • Coordinator, Public Health Program
  • Faculty, Women’s & Gender Studies Program
  • Peer-Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships in European History
  • American Association for the History of Medicine
  • Society for French Historical Studies