Lynn Botelho

Lynn Botelho

Director, Women's and Gender Studies

Spring 2021 Office Hours

  • On sabbatical


PhD Cambridge University, England (1996)


Lynn Botelho writes broadly about the history of old age and the aging process, including Old Age and the English Poor Law, 1500-1700 (2004); Power and Poverty: Old Age in Pre-Industrial Society, with S. Ottaway and K. Kittredge (2002); Women and Ageing in Britain since 1500, with P. Thane (2000); The Churchwardens' Accounts of Cratfield, Suffolk, during the 1640s and 1650s (1991); John Winthrop's Worlds: England and New England, 1588-1649, with F. Bremer (2005); and History of Old Age, 1600-1800, with S. Ottaway (Vols. 1-4, 2008 and Vols. 5-8, 2009).

She has spoken publicly at Willamette University, St. Ambrose University, Eastern Washington University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, University of Maryland, and across the United Kingdom.

She has been a US-UK Fulbright Scholar, a Ruth Landes Memorial Fellow, a Pain Fellow, a Fellow at the Huntington Library, and the recipient of the Francis Bacon Fellowship (declined). She has also been a Visiting Professor/Fellow at King's College London, Birkbeck University of London, and the University of Essex. Botelho is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.

Her current research is a book on the aging body in 17th- and 18th-century England.

Spring 2021 Courses

  • On sabbatical

Fall 2021 Courses

  • CHSS 122 - Big Ideas: Ancient to Enlightenment
  • HIST 197 - Explorations in European History
  • WGS 200 - Intro to Women's Studies