Allison Fizzard

Associate Professor (Campion College)
Ph.D (University of Toronto); MA (University of Toronto); BA Honours (Memorial University)

Office: CM 503
Phone: 306-359-1242

Current classes
Fall 2023: HIST 266-C01 Western Europe in Later Middle Ages 1100-1400; HIST 290AU-C01 Black Death

Research interests

  • Medieval Religious and Social History, particularly of England and Wales c. 1100-1540
  • Monastic History
  • Food History

Short Bio

Allison Fizzard was born and grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Her desire to learn more about the Middle Ages took her to the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, through which she completed her M.A. and Ph.D. In 1998 she decided to keep moving west and accepted a position teaching medieval history at Campion College at the University of Regina.


Medieval religious and social history, particularly of England and Wales c. 1100-1540; monastic history; the history of food; medieval revival art and architecture in Canada and the United Kingdom

Courses Taught

HIST 116 Issues in World History (the history of food and agriculture)
HIST 224 English History, 1216-1485
HIST 265 The Early Middle Ages, 300-1100
HIST 266 Western Europe in the Later Middle Ages, 1100-1400
HIST 290AU The Black Death: A Medieval Pandemic
HIST 367 Women in Medieval Europe
HIST 368 The History of Popular Religion in the Middle Ages (300-1400)
HIST 466 The Middle Ages in Film
HIST 467 Marriage and Family in the Middle Ages

Select Recent Publications


“’A Competent Mess’: Food, Consumption, and Retirement at Religious Houses in England and Wales, c. 1502-38.” The Journal of Medieval History (forthcoming)

“’The Most Beautiful Altar in the Diocese’: Art, Anglicanism, and British Settler Identities at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, Vernon District, Saskatchewan.” Prairie History 7 (Winter, 2022): 18-34.

 “Corrodies at Houses of Regular Canons in England, c. 1485-1539.” In The Regular Canons in the Medieval British Isles, eds. Janet Burton and Karen Stöber.  Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2012 (forthcoming).

Nuns, Convents, and Monasteries: The Monastic Orders and Their Costumes.” In The Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles, c. 450-1450, eds. Gale Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth and Maria Hayward. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2012.

Book: Plympton Priory: A House of Augustinian Canons in South-Western England in the Late Middle Ages. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2008.

“Shoes, Boots, Leggings, and Cloaks: The Augustinian Canons and Dress in Later Medieval England.” Journal of British Studies 46 (April, 2007): 245-62.

Awards and Distinctions

The Devon History Society’s Devon Book of the Year Award (2008) for Plympton Priory: A House of Augustinian Canons in South-Western England in the Late Middle Ages.