Conference 2016

lancs      erc

Spatial Humanities 2016
Lancaster University
Lancaster, UK
15-16th Sept 2016

This major European conference is concerned with the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other spatial technologies in humanities research. The main aim of the conference is to explore and demonstrate the contributions to knowledge that these technologies enable within and beyond the digital humanities.  The exciting programme includes participants speaking on all aspects of using GIS in humanities research from database development to applied research in which spatial technologies have made a contribution to understanding of the past.

Conference Programme: Hard copies of the conference programme will not be provided at the conference. A full programme can be downloaded HERE and a short version of the timetabled sessions HERE.

Venue:  Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.  Lancaster can be easily accessed from Manchester or Liverpool Airports, the West Coast main railway line or the M6 motorway.  Direct trains from Manchester Airport take a little over an hour, the train from London takes around two and a half hours.  For more details on transport see:

The conference will take place in Lecture Theatres 1 and 2 in George Fox (building 55 on the campus map).

Wi-Fi access: Available throughout Lancaster University campus through Eduroam or LU-Visitor.

Accommodation: Lancaster University offers award winning, on-campus accommodation, and there are many reasonably priced  hotels and bed and breakfast options in Lancaster and the surrounding area.

Registration: From 8.30 on Thursday morning to the end of the lunch break.

Welcome: 9.15 – 9.30 in LT1, George Fox.

Session Format: Each session is made up of three or four papers, each 15/20 minutes (approx.) with time for questions.

For informal enquiries contact:

Download a Conference Flyer.