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Faculty member’s article published in History of Universities

History of UniversitiesA Trine University adjunct faculty member has had an article included in the latest edition of the prestigious History of Universities academic journal, published by Oxford University Press.

Eric Goddard, lecturer in Department of Psychology and Social Sciences, authored “Demographic Representation and the Fifteenth-Century Crisis of the University of Paris.” The article is the first comprehensive study of how the Hundred Years War, which included the English capture of Paris, impacted attendance at the University of Paris.

“My article uses all available evidence to discuss how the war impacted the number of students and teachers at the university in the 1400s,” Goddard said. “I argue that the war led to a dramatic decline in the university community in the mid-1400s, which contributed to a wider political crisis at the university. While attendance recovered in the late 1400s, the university permanently lost much of its independence and power to the French crown during this period of crisis. This finding is important both to the history of the University of Paris and, more broadly, medieval France.”

Goddard submitted his journal for publication last year, and it was accepted following peer review.

History of Universities, published twice each year, focuses on every aspect of university history, including development, structure, teaching and research. Individual volumes include articles, unpublished documents, book reviews, research notes and bibliographical information covering a wide range of topics, geographic regions and time periods.