Dr Christopher Donaldson

Lecturer in Cultural History


My research is primarily concerned with 18th- and 19th-century cultural and environmental history, and I have particular scholarly interest in print history, as well as in travel writing and topographical literature. My current research projects include Geospatial Innovation in the Digital Humanities: A Deep Map of the English Lake District (2015–2018), which is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. In addition, I co-edit the Digital Forum for the Journal of Victorian Culture.

Selected Publications Show all 50 publications

Henry Hobhouse's Tour Through Cumbria in 1774
Donaldson, C.E., Dunning, R., Winchester, A.J.L. 9/01/2018 Tract Series ed. Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society.
Scholarly edition

Digital humanities and tourism history
Anderson, C., Ceserani, G., Donaldson, C.E., Gregory, I.N., Hall, M., Rosenbaum, A.T., Taylor, J.E. 5/12/2017 In: Journal of Tourism History. 9, 2-3, p. 246-269. 24 p.
Journal article

Locating the beautiful, picturesque, sublime and majestic: spatially analysing the application of aesthetic terminology in descriptions of the English Lake District
Donaldson, C.E., Gregory, I.N., Taylor, J.E. 04/2017 In: Journal of Historical Geography. 56, p. 43-60. 18 p.
Journal article

Alker, Z., Donaldson, C.E. 05/2017 In: Journal of Victorian Culture. 22, 2, 2 p.

Digital literary geography and the difficulties of locating 'Redgauntlet Country'
Donaldson, C.E., Bushell, S.C., Gregory, I.N., Rayson, P.E., Taylor, J.E. 30/11/2016 In: Studies in Scottish Literature. 42, 2, p. 174-183. 10 p.
Journal article

Digital pedagogy in and beyond the classroom
Alker, Z., Donaldson, C.E. 6/10/2016 In: Journal of Victorian Culture. 21, 4, 2 p.

The future of academic journals
Alker, Z., Donaldson, C., Mussell, J. 2/01/2016 In: Journal of Victorian Culture. 21, 1, 3 p.

Shifting interpretations of the English Lake District
Donaldson, C.E. 16/06/2016 In: Changing perceptions of nature. London : Boydell & Brewer p. 145-152. 11 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Mapping ‘Wordsworthshire’: a GIS study of literary tourism in Victorian Lakeland
Donaldson, C., Gregory, I., Murrieta-Flores, P. 14/08/2015 In: Journal of Victorian Culture. 20, 3, p. 287-307. 21 p.
Journal article