Naomi Cowan-Barkley

Naomi Cowan-Barkley

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Ms. Cowan-Barkley

Office: (269) 387-4650
Email:

Location
4301 Friedmann Hall

Mailing Address
Department of History
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5334


Teaching

Currently I am a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Sikarskie in Art and Architecture in America. Previously I was a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Beyan in American History to 1877.

Research

I am currently working on my thesis. The focus of my research is the use and abuse of lay abbots in the later Carolingian period. This period preceded the great reform movement of the 10th and 11th centuries and may well have been an initial factor in driving the reform. For this reason, it is important to understand how the lay abbots affected their abbeys and whether they were detrimental or if most fulfilled the obligation of protecting the abbey in a time of turmoil.

 

Department of History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334 USA
(269) 387-4650 | (269) 387-4651 Fax
dorilee.schieble@wmich.edu