Hayden Smith

Adjunct Professor

Address: Maybank Hall 106
Office Hours: Virtual. Email to set up appointment.
Phone: 843.953.1420
E-mail: Smithhr1@cofc.edu

Hayden Smith comes to the college from the University of Georgia where he earned his Ph.D. in History in 2012. His dissertation is entitled "Rich Swamps and Rice Grounds: The Specialization of Inland Rice Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1670-1861".


Ph.D. University of Georgia, 2012

M.A. College of Charleston, 2002

B.A. Furman University, 1995

Research Interests

Environmental, Colonial and Antebellum U.S., Atlantic World, Technology and Culture.

Courses Taught

World History


“Reserving Water: Environmental and Technological Relationships with Colonial South Carolina Rice Plantations,” in Rice: Global Networks and New Histories, eds. Francesca Bray, Peter Coclanis, Edda Fields- Black, Dagmar Schafer (Cambridge University Press, in press)
In Land of Cypress and Pine: An Environmental History of the Santee Experimental Forest, 1683-1937, General Technical Report SRS-155 (Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 2012)

Review of African American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee, edited by Philip Morgan. The South Carolina Historical Magazine 112 (July-October 2011): 182-4.