2015 - PhD, History (Medieval and Early Modern Studies)

University of Western Australia. Supervisors: Profs Philippa Maddern and Andrew Lynch.

Funded by an Australian Research Council Postgraduate Fellowship (fees and stipend) and a competitive University of Western Australia Top-Up Scholarship (6 months)

In this thesis, the imagery of water serves as a point of focus for an inquiry into the composition of medieval abstract space. As a ubiquitous element of human life with distinct properties and connotations across time, water touches, and has ever touched upon, both what is historically and culturally unique and what is ongoing within environmental imagination. This study examines the significance and the deployment of environmental imagery in the composition, narration, and recollection of organised thought in the Middle Ages.

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