Beth Spacey is a Lecturer in Medieval History in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. Beth is a historian of medieval religious cultures specialising in the crusades and with broader interests in the European and Mediterranean world of the Middle Ages. Beth completed her PhD in Medieval History at the University of Birmingham in 2017 and has held teaching fellowships at the University of Birmingham (2016–17) and Trinity College Dublin (2017) before coming to the University of Queensland in 2018 to take up a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Beth’s doctoral research was funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (2012–15). She has published on miracles, masculinities and landscapes as discussed in medieval Latin Crusade narratives, and has broader research interests in medieval gender, the supernatural, environment, and colonialisms. Her first book, The Miraculous and the Writing of Crusade Narrative, was published in Boydell & Brewer’s Crusading in Context series in 2020 and was released in a paperback edition in 2023. Her current research project examines ideas about the environment in crusades texts.