Dr Beth Spacey

Lecturer in Medieval History

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 56556


Beth Spacey is a Lecturer in Medieval History in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. Beth is a historian specialising in the religious cultures of Europe and the broader Mediterranean region. Her expertise lies in the history of the crusades and the Latin East, and she has broader research interests in medieval ideas about the supernatural, violence, gender, landscapes, and colonialism. She has published on the medieval Latin Christian historiography of the crusades, especially on ideas of the miraculous and masculinities, and is currently conducting research into attitudes towards nature and God's Creation in crusade texts. Her first book, The Miraculous and the Writing of Crusade Narrative, was published in March 2020 by Boydell and Brewer and was released in paperback in 2023.

Research Interests

  • Medieval History
  • Crusades and the Latin East
  • Medieval Religious Cultures
  • Medieval Intellectual History
  • Gender in Medieval Europe
  • Miracles and the Supernatural
  • Cultural History of Environment


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham
  • Masters (Coursework), University of Birmingham
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Birmingham


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