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Dr. Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Assistant Professor of History 

Office:  EN C211C
Phone:  203-392-5352
E-mail: or 


PhD, Temple University, 2012
BA, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2005



To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire.
Chapel Hill:University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Refereed Journal Articles
"Thou Uncracked Keel: The Many Voyages of the Whaleship Charles W. Morgan and the
Presence of the American Maritime Past," The New England Quarterly (forthcoming, September 2016)

"Matthew Fontaine Maury: Pathfinder," The International Journal of Maritime History 28 (May 2016): 411-420.

"'Twixt the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Hydrography, Sea Power, and the Marine
Environment, 1898-1901," The Journal of Military History 78 (April 2014): 575-604

"The Bound[less] Sea: Wilderness and the United States Exploring Expedition in the Fiji
Islands," Environmental History 18 (October 2013): 710-737

Books Chapters
"War and Environment" in The Routledge History of Global War and Society, David J. Ulbrich
and Matthew S. Muehlbauer, eds. (forthcoming)


19th Century America, History of Science and Technology, Military History, War and Society, Maritime History, Environmental History, History and Memory, History of Cartography and Exploration, Digital History


HIS 110   United States History I
HIS 150  Critical Thinking through Historical Biography
HIS259   Digital New Haven
HIS352   Early Republic
HIS353   Civil War and Reconstruction