Dr James Louis Smith is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of English and Digital Humanities
at University College Cork, working on the 2019-23 Ports, Past and Present
project. His work is at the intersection of the blue, environmental, spatial and digital humanities. His first monograph is Water in Medieval Intellectual Culture: Case-Studies from Twelfth-Century Monasticism
(Brepols, 2018). James is the editor of The Passenger: Medieval Texts and Transits
(punctum books, 2017), and co-editor of the Open Library of the Humanities collections New Approaches to Medieval Water Studies
(2019) and Medieval Minds and Matter
(2022). His current book project has the working title of Deep Maps and Blue Humanities
ProjectsPorts, Past and Present
Ports, Past and Present: Cultural Crossings between Ireland and Wales
is a joint initiative with UCC and Wexford County Council in Ireland, and in Wales with Aberystwyth University and the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme and is led by UCC.
Digital Derg: A Deep Map
is an Irish Research Council-funded project initiated at Trinity College Dublin under the title ‘Deep Mapping the Spiritual Waterscape of Ireland’s Lakes: The Case of Lough Derg, County Donegal’. Click here
for a project blog detailing the ongoing development of the project.