Nicholas Smith, PhD

Adjunct Instructor of History

Degrees/Certifications

  • PhD - Medieval History, University of Durham, U.K., 2007-2010
  • MA - Medieval History, University of Durham, U.K., 2006-2007
  • BA - History, Colorado University, 2000-2004

Experience

  • August 2011 - present - Adjunct Instructor of History, Lynchburg College

  • 2008 - 2010 - Seminar Leader, Durham University

  • 2008 - 2009 - Joint head of Durham University's Medieval and Renaissance Postgraduate Discussion Group

  • 2006 - 2008 - Gave talks to students at Mountainside Elementary, Ft. Carson, Colo., on the importance of education, attending college, and my experiences in Europe

  • 2006 - 2008 - Served as Treasurer for St. Chad's College Middle Common Room, Durham, U.K.

  • 2005 - 2006 - Participated in historical demonstrations and lectures at local elementary schools

Teaching Areas

  • World Civilizations to 1600
  • Latin Christendom and the World, 1000-1300
  • Medieval Europe, 500-1500
  • Medieval England
  • Twelfth Century Renaissance

Publications, Presentations, and Research

  • 2007 - Presented on scutage rates in Medieval England (Durham MRPDG)
  • 2008 - Participated in Palaeographical Workshop in conjunction with the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto (PIMS)
  • 2009 - Presented on military tenure and the church (St. Chad's College)
  • 2009 - Organized, led, and chaired a conference on "Authority in Medieval and Renaissance Europe," attended by delegates from institutions throughout the U.K. and Europe (Durham MRPDG)

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated Cum Laude with a BA in History, 2004
  • Overseas Research Students Award to fund a PhD in Medieval History, 2007
  • Awarded master's degree with distinction in Medieval History, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • American Historical Association
  • American Medieval Academy
  • Durham University's Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Personal Information

I enjoy traveling, reading (particularly the works of Rafael Sabatini), hiking, and getting lost in hedge mazes.

Phone: 
434.544.8100
Email: 
smith.njc@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
505 Brevard