The History Department at Moravian College

Dr. Sandy Bardsley

Sandy Bardsley

Office: Comenius Hall 303
Phone: 610-861-1398
Email: bardsleys [at]

Teaching: I teach courses on medieval history, English history, the history of popular culture, and women's history.  I also teach Introduction to Women's Studies, plus seminars on peasant history and the history of disease.

Current Research: I am currently working on a book on the ways in which the Black Death of the mid-fourteenth century affected gender systems in late medieval England.

Selected Publications


  • Women's Roles in the Middle Ages (Greenwood Press, 2007)
  • Venomous Tongues: Speech and Gender in Late Medieval England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006)

Articles and Chapters:

  • "Education and Work: Multiple Tasks and Lowly Status." A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages, edited by Kim Phillips. London: Bloomsbury, 2013.
  • “Men’s Voices in Late Medieval England.”  In The Hands of the Tongue:  Essays on Deviant Speech, edited by Edwin D. Craun.  Kalamazoo:  Medieval Institute Publications, 2007.
  • “Sin, Speech, and Scolding in Late Medieval England.”  In Fama:  The Politics of Talk and Reputation in Medieval Europe, edited by Thelma Fenster and Daniel L. Smail. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.
  • “Debate – Women’s Work Reconsidered:  Gender and Wage Differentiation in Late Medieval England – Reply.”  Past and Present 173 (November 2001), 199-202.
  • “Women’s Work Reconsidered:  Gender and Wage Differentiation in Late Medieval England.”  Past and Present 165 (November 1999), 3-29.