About Me

James L. Smith is a research associate at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York, England. He currently works as a freelance editor for a variety of clients.

James completed a History doctoral thesis in 2014 at the University of Western Australia, entitled “Water as Medieval Intellectual Entity: Case Studies in Twelfth-Century Western Monasticism”, and has published several academic articles on medieval diagrams, environmental philosophy, medievalisms, ecocriticism, and medieval thought more broadly.

This blog is an archive of posts written during James’ PhD candidature, and is no longer actively maintained.

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