Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 2010

Research Interests

Medieval and early modern Europe; Western and Central Europe; Holy Roman Empire, Bohemia, and Habsburg Monarchy; governance, nobility, and institutional development; nationalism and identity


Assembly, Dissent, and Political Cohesion: The Bohemian Regional Assembly in the Fifteenth Century


Lisa Scott is a PhD candidate in history, concentrating on late medieval and early modern Europe. Her dissertation concerns the role of the assembly in the fifteenth-century Czech lands, revealing the perseverance of the assembly as a key forum for the negotiation of competing identities. It shows that despite the unstable or absent monarchy, which was a constant concern in the fifteenth century, the assembly functioned as a dependable, if irregular, means of legitimating authority and administering the kingdom, giving voice to people of a variety of statuses and estates. She conducted research for her dissertation with the support of 2014–15 US Student IIE Fulbright Award in the Czech Republic and has also received support from the Division of the Social Sciences, the Agnes and Nathan Janco Travel Grant Fund, a Kunstadter Travel Grant, and the Procházka Funds.

She has taught in on of the University of Chicago's Core sequence: as a lecturer in History of European Civilization I (twice), a lecturer in History of European Civilization III, and an intern in the History of European Civilization I and II. She currently holds a Bessie Pierce Prize Preceptorship, leading undergraduate history majors through writing their AB honors theses.

She holds an AM in history from the University of Chicago, a masters of arts in teaching (MAT) in secondary social studies from Johns Hopkins University, and an AB history from Johns Hopkins University.