James L. Smith is a visiting research fellow at the Trinity College Dublin Long Room Hub. His first monograph, entitled ‘Water in Medieval Intellectual Culture: Case-Studies from Twelfth-Century Monasticism’, will be forthcoming in the Brepols Cursor Mundi series in 2018. James is also the editor of The Passenger: Medieval Texts and Transits, forthcoming from punctum books, and co-editor of a themed collection of the Open Library of the Humanities on “New Approaches to Medieval Water Studies”. In addition to interests in medieval intellectual and environmental history, and landscape studies with an emphasis on water history, he has a strong interest in medievalisms and medieval cartography.


PhD, History (Medieval and Early Modern Studies), University of Western Australia, August 2014 BA, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Political Science and International Relations, University of Western Australia, 2007 Honours (Medieval and Early Modern Studies), First Class (1A), 2008 Thesis: ‘Water as Medieval Intellectual Entity: Case Studies in Twelfth-Century Western Monasticism’, University of Western Australia

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