Matthew Smith


202 Mosler Hall


  • PHD, Miami University
  • MA, University of Edinburgh
  • BA, University of Stirling

Teaching and Research Interests

  • American religious history
  • The Ohio Valley
  • Trans-Atlantic immigration

Courses Recently Taught

  • HST 301 Age of Revolutions, Europe 1750-1850
  • HST 363 Early American Republic, 1783-1815
  • HST 197 and 198 World History

Selected Publications

  • “The Specter of Cholera in Nineteenth Century Cincinnati,” Ohio Valley History (summer 2016).
  • "Barton Warren Stone: Revisiting Revival in the Early Republic," Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, vol. 111, no. 2 (Spring 2013)
  • "John Bradford and the Kentucky Gazette: Revolutionizing the Ohio Valley," Ohio Valley History (summer 2010).

Selected Grants and Awards

  • Newberry Consortium Fund Grant, Newberry Library, Chicago. 2008.
  • Graduate Student Fellowship, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, Kentucky. 2008.
  • Filson Fellowship, Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky. 2008.

Work in Progress

The Spires Still Point to Heaven: Cincinnati’s Religious Landscape, 1788-1873. Under review by Temple University Press.