Jenny Claire Smith

Graduate Student

Early Modern Europe 

Advisors: Ethan Shagan, Jonathan Sheehan

Education

 M.A., History, University of Notre Dame
 M.A.R., Religion (Liturgical Studies), Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music
      Certificate in Reformed Studies

Research Interests 

  • Religious cultures in early modern Europe
  • English and Swiss Reformations  
  • Liturgy, ritual, and early music 
  • (Re)sacralization, disenchantment, and secularization
  • Temporal and spatial studies 

jcsmith@berkeley.edu


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards 

2022  Liturgical Studies Prize, Yale Institute of Sacred Music
2021  Hugh Porter Award, Yale Institute of Sacred Music
2017  Nanovic Institute for European Studies Graduate Research and Travel Grant
2017  Nederlandse Taalunie Summer Fellowship, Columbia University
2017  Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Professional Development Grant
2017  Nanovic Institute for European Studies Graduate Professional Development Grant 
2016  Mellon Summer Institute in Vernacular Paleography Fellowship, Huntington Library 
2016  Graduate Student Research Development Grant, Notre Dame Arts and Letters Advisory Council
2016  'Striving for Excellence in Teaching' Certificate, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning
2014  Blaine T. Browne Student Paper Award, Florida Conference of Historians


Professional Training 

Central European University, Vienna
Berkeley
-London-Berlin-Instanbul-Freiburg-Vienna Early Modern History Workshop
August 2022 

Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
'History of the Book' summer course 
July 2017

Columbia University 
Early Modern Dutch Language and Paleography summer intensive course
June 2017

Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
Tudor-Stuart English Paleography summer intensive course (secretary and italic hands)
Mellon Summer Institute in Vernacular Paleography
July 2016

University College, London
Virtual course in Early Modern Dutch Language and Paleography
May
-December 2016


Conference Presentations 

"Signs of the Times: The Soundscape and Iconography of Time in Reformation Europe" Sixteenth Century Society Conference, October 2022, Minneapolis, MN. 

"Cathedral Music in Comparative Context: A Case Study of Two Seventeenth-Century Psalm Settings" Yale Institute of Sacred Music Colloquium, March 2022, New Haven, CT. 

"Anamnesis and Adapted Memory: Time, Space, Art, and Materiality in the Reformed Liturgical Year," Societas Liturgica international conference, July 2021 (virtual).

Session Moderator, "The Sabbath Rest in Judaism: Time, Community, and Identity" at Yale Institute of Sacred Music conference, "Keeping the Sabbath from Antiquity to Modernity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Time, Rest, and Cosmos," March 2021 (virtual).

“Fish, Cloth, and Gold: The Reformation and Material Culture in Early Modern London and Antwerp,” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, October 2017, Milwaukee, WI. Also presented at the American Society of Church History, January 2018, Washington DC. 

“Skipping Lent in Tudor England: Popular Resistance to Lent in the English Reformation” American Society of Church History and American Historical Association, January 2017, Denver, CO. Also presented at the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Multidisciplinary Graduate Conference, January 2017, Chicago, IL and the Notre Dame Early Modern Graduate Research Symposium, Notre Dame, IN, March 2017.

Session Organizer: “Popular Ritual and Festivity in Reformation and Post-Reformation Britain,” American Society of Church History and American Historical Association, January 2017, Denver, CO. 

 “Popular Religion in the English and Italian Reformations,” American Society of Church History, April 2016, Edmonton AB. (accepted but did not attend)

 “Reforming Lent: Evangelical Lenten Sermons in the Edwardian Reformation,” Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Multidisciplinary Graduate Conference, January 2016, Chicago, IL; presented also at the University of Notre Dame History Graduate Student Conference, April 2016, Notre Dame, IN. 

“ ‘What Small Thing is it that Remains to Keep Us Apart?’: New England Congregational Thought on the Need for Continued Parish Reform in England, 1640-1660,” Georgia Association of Historians Annual Meeting, February 2015, Statesboro, GA.   

"The Book of Common Prayer and the American Revolution" Florida Conference of Historians, February 2015, Lakeland, FL.           

 “Creating a Holy Community: The Genevan Consistory and Matrimonial Law, 1546-1557,” Florida Conference of Historians, January 2014, St. Augustine, FL. 


Research/Editorial Assistantships 

Research assistant, Dr. Bryan Spinks, Bishop F. Percy Goddard Professor of Liturgical Studies, Yale Institute of Sacred Music (2021-2022) 
Research assistant, Jonathan Edwards Center, Yale University (2021) 
Research assistant to Dr. Susannah Monta, John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of English, University of Notre Dame (2019-2022)
Editorial Assistant, Archiv für Reformationgeschichte (2017-2018)


Teaching Experience 

Instructor, Moreau First Year Experience course, First Year Studies, University of Notre Dame (2019-2020)
Teaching assistant, "Western Civilization since 1500," University of Notre Dame (Spring 2018)
Teaching assistant, "Christianity, Commerce, and Consumerism: The Last 1,000 Years," University of Notre Dame (Spring 2017)
Teaching assistant, "Western Civilization: Antiquity to 1500," University of Notre Dame (Fall 2016)


Academic Employment

National Fellowships and Undergraduate Research Advisor (2018-2022) 
Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement
University of Notre Dame 

Professional Development Assistant (Summer 2018) 
The Graduate School 
University of Notre Dame 


Other Interests 

I am also a classical ballet dancer. I currently teach as an instructor at Berkeley City Ballet