Research Area(s)

  • Medieval Britain 1000 – 1500
  • Medieval & Early Modern Women’s History
  • Networks of Magicians in Late Medieval & Early Modern England
  • Medieval West Riding of Yorkshire
  • The Middle Ages in Film
  • The Provenance of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books in Collections on the Canadian Prairies


  • B.A. St Michael's College, University of Toronto, 1989
  • M.A. Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, 1991
  • Ph.D. History, University of Toronto, 2007

Research Projects

  • Co-Principal Investigator, SSHRC Insight Grant 2022–2027: “Female Magic Practitioners 1350 – 1550”
  • The Magic of Rogues: legal records relating to magic practioners
  • SSHRC Connections Grant 2016 - 2018: Utopia for 500 Years: Thomas More and the Legacy of Utopia
  • Community and Conflict after the Great Mortality (1340 – 1370).
  • Principal Investigator: Manuscripts & Early Printed Books in the Prairies (MAEPbooks).
  • SSHRC Standard Research Grant - "Women, conflict  and the great mortality in England:  fighting and gender in the wake of the plague."
  • Devotion and Patrimony:  The Norfolks of Naburn's Chantry Inquest and License (Yorkshire, 1338).

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Sharon Hubbs Wright and Frank Klaassen, Everyday Magicians in Tudor England (Penn State University Press, Forthcoming).
  • Frank Klaassen and Sharon Hubbs Wright. The Magic of Rogues: Necromancers and Authority in Early Tudor England. Penn State University Press, 2021.
  • Sharon Hubbs Wright, "Medieval European Peasant Women: A Fragmented Historiography," History Compass, 2020;18:e12615.
  • Sharon Hubbs Wright, "Medieval English peasant women and their historians: A historiography with a future?" History Compass201816:e12461. doi:
  • Sharon Hubbs Wright and Michael Cichon, “Fiction after Felony: Innovation and Transformation in the Eland Outlaw Narratives” Leeds Studies in English, New Series 45 (2014): 7186.
  • Sharon Hubbs Wright, "'The Death of Sir John Ealand of Ealand and his sonne in olde rymthe': Four New Eland Manuscripts and the Transmission of a West Yorkshire Legend," Leeds Studies in English, New Series 45 (2014): 87128.
  • David Watt, Sharon Wright, and Paul Dick, “The Study of Renaissance and Reformation books on the Canadian Prairies” Renaissance and Reformation, vol. 37, no. 3 (2014): 235–262.
  • Sharon Hubbs Wright, “The inquest ad quod damnum for the Northfolk Chantry at Sharon Hubbs Wright, St. Mary Castlegate, York (1318).” Opuscula: Short Texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, vol. 2, no. 2 2012.
  • Sharon Hubbs Wright, “Broken Cups, Men’s Wrath, and the neighbours’ revenge: The Case of Thomas and Alice Dey of Alverthorpe (1383)” Canadian Journal of History no. 43 (2008): 241–251.
  • Sharon Hubbs Wright, “Women in the Northern Courts: Interpreting Legal Records of Familial Conflict in Early Fifteenth-Century Yorkshire.” Florilegium 19 (2002) 27–48.
  • Sharon Hubbs Wright, "Kowaleski, Maryanne and Goldberg, P.J.P. (eds). Medieval Domesticity:  Home, Housing and Household in Medieval England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Pp 317." Book Review in Journal of Family History (2010).
  • Sharon Hubbs Wright, “Male Wrath and the Under-reporting of Violent Women: Evidence from the Fourteenth Century Wakefield Courts.” Presented January 2008, University of Lethbridge.
  • Sharon Hubbs Wright, “Lawbreaking Women in Wakefield.” Presented November 2007, North American Conference on British Studies.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • History 145.3 (61) Law, Violence and Crime in Medieval and Early Tudor England
  • CMRS 111.3 Medieval and Renaissance Civilization
  • History 222.3 Medieval England
  • CMRS 333.3 Introduction to Manuscript Studies

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Director, Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Faculty Representative to St. Thomas More College Board of Governors
  • Canadian Journal of History, Editorial Board
  • Opuscula: Short Texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Editorial Board
  • Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Executive Committee