Ann Crabb is Adjunct Assistant Professor of History. She received
her B.A. from Swarthmore College, an M.A. in Anthropology from Columbia
University, and a Ph.D. in History from Washington University in
St. Louis. Dr. Crabb teaches courses in Renaissance
Humanities and Renaissance and Reformation History.
interests include Renaissance Italy, late medieval and early modern
women and the family, late medieval and early modern women’s
letters, and late medieval and early modern merchants. Dr. Crabb's book,
The Strozzi of Florence: Widowhood and Family
Solidarity in the Renaissance, was published by the University
of Michigan Press in 2000, and an essay collection, Women’s
Letters Across Europe, 1400-1700: Form and Persuasion, edited by
Ann Crabb and Jane Couchman, was published by Ashgate in 2005.
The current focus of Dr. Crabb's research is
Margherita Datini of Prato and Florence, her letters and world, and
publications on this subject include " 'If I could Write:'
Margherita Datini and Letter Writing, 1385-1410," Renaissance
Quarterly, 60 (winter 2007); "Gaining Honor as Husband's Deputy:
Margherita Datini, 1376-1410," Early Modern Women, 3 (2008);
and "Ne pas être
d'une florentine vers 1400," Clio (21/2005).