Dr Thomas Smith

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Please see my personal webpage on Academia.edu for my current research and publications.

Presently I am undertaking a two-year postdoctoral research project at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Studentship (2013-15). I am working towards writing the first monograph on thirteenth-century papal petitions submitted from England. The project is based on reconstructing papal petitions and their causae and tracing petitioning processes from local to national and international levels. The project will include a comparative Bavarian aspect.

I gained my PhD (2013) at Royal Holloway, University of London, where I wrote a thesis entitled 'Pope Honorius III and the Holy Land Crusades, 1216-1227: A Study in Responsive Papal Government' under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Phillips. I am currently revising the thesis in preparation for publication as a monograph. I hold an MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) and a BA (Hons) in History (2008) from the University of Kent.

Between 2012 and 2013 I held a one-year Scouloudi Junior Research Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research. I am also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History between 2013 and 2014.

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