Old books


Cooper, D., Donaldson, C. and Murrieta-Flores, P. (2016) Literary Mapping in the Digital Age,  Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities, Routledge: Abingdon.

Gregory, I. and Geddes, A. (2014) Towards Spatial Humanities: Historical GIS and Spatial History. Indiana University Press: Bloomington.


Journal Special Issues:

Gregory, I.N., Donaldson, C., Murrieta-Flores, P. and Rayson, P. (2015, eds.) International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 9(1). Special issue on “Spatial Humanities.” See the IJHAC website


Articles & Book Chapters:

Butler, J.O, Donaldson, C.E., Taylor, J.E. and Gregory, I.N. (in press) “Alts, Abbreviations, and AKAs: Historical onomastic variation and automated named entity recognition” Journal of Map and Geography Libraries

Murrieta-Flores, P., Donaldson, C. and Gregory, I. (in press) “GIS and Literary History: Advancing digital humanities research through the spatial analysis of historical travel writing and topographical literature” Digital Humanities Quarterly

Murreita-Flores, P. and Gregory, I. (in press) “Cruzando fronteras en Humanidades Digitales: Analisis Geografico de Textos de interes historico y arqueologico con Sistemas de Informacion Geografica” In: Jimenez-Badillo, D. (ed.)  Arqueologia Computacional, Nuevos enfoques para el analisis y la diffusion del patrimonio cultural, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH): Mexico.

Atkinson, P., Francis, B., Gregory, I.N. and Porter, C. (in press) “Patterns of infant mortality in rural England and Wales, 1850-1910”  Economic History Review.

Gregory I.N., Donaldson C., Hardie, A. and Rayson P. (in press) “Modelling space and time in historical texts” in Flanders, J. and Jannidis F. (eds.) Data Modelling in the Digital Humanities. Routledge

Donaldson, C., Gregory, I.N. and Taylor, J.E. (2017) “Implementing GIS and corpus analysis to investigate historical travel writing and topographical literature about the English Lake District” Journal of Historical Geography, 56, pp. 43-60

Donaldson, C., Bushell, S., Gregory, I.N., Taylor, J.E. and Rayson P. (2016) “Digital literary geography and the difficulties of locating ‘Redgauntlet Country'” Studies in Scottish Literature, 42, pp. 174-183.

Gregory, I.N., Atkinson, P., Hardie, A., Joulain-Jay, A., Kershaw, D., Porter, C., Rayson, P. & Rupp, C.J. (2016) “From digital resources to historical scholarship with the British Library 19th Century Newspaper Collection” Journal of Siberian Federal University: Humanities and social sciences, 9, pp. 994-1006.

Lilley, K. and Porter, C. (2016) “GIS, Spatial Technologies and Digital Mapping.” In: S. Gunn, and L. Faire, eds. Research Methods for History. 2nd Ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Gregory I.N. and Murrieta-Flores P. (2016) “Geographical Information Systems as a tool for exploring the spatial humanities” In: Crompton C., Lane R.J. and Siemens R. (eds.) Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, training, research. Routledge: Abingdon. pp. 177-192.

Murrieta-Flores P. and Gregory I.N. (2015) “Further frontiers in GIS: Extending spatial analysis to textual sources in archaeology” Open Archaeology, 1, pp. 166-175.

Donaldson, C., Gregory, I.N. and Murrieta-Flores, P. (2015) “Mapping ‘Wordsworthshire’: A GIS study of literary tourism in Victorian England” Journal of Victorian Culture, 20, pp. 287-307.

Porter, C., Atkinson, P., Gregory, I.N. (2015) “Geographical Text Analysis: A new approach to understanding nineteenth-century mortality” Health & Place, 36, pp.25-34.

Hastings, S., Gregory, I.N. and Atkinson, P. (2015) “Explaining geographical variations in English rural infant mortality decline using place-centred reading” Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History.

Gregory, I.N., Donaldson, C., Murrieta-Flores, P. and Rayson, P. (2015) “Geoparsing, GIS and textual analysis: Current developments in Spatial Humanities research” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 9, pp. 1-14.

Gregory, I.N., Cooper, D., Hardie, A. and Rayson, P. (2015). “Spatializing and analysing digital texts: Corpora, GIS and places” In: Bodenhamer D., Corrigan J. and Harris T. (eds.) Spatial Narratives and Deep Maps. Indiana University Press: Bloomington.

Murrieta-Flores, P., Baron, A., Gregory, I.N., Hardie, A. and Rayson, P. (2015) “Automatically analysing large texts in a GIS environment: The Registrar General’s reports and cholera in the nineteenth century” Transactions in GIS, 19, pp.296-320.

Gregory, I.N., Baron, A., Cooper, D., Hardie, A., Murrieta-Flores, P. and Rayson, P. (2014) “Crossing Boundaries: Using GIS in literary studies, history and beyond” In: Hueber J and Mendes da Silva (eds.) Keys for architectural history research in the digital era (Actes de colloquies & livres en ligne) institute national D’Histoire de l’Art: Paris.

Gregory, I.N. and Geddes, A. (2014) “From historical GIS to spatial humanities: challenges and opportunities”. Gregory, I. & Geddes, A. (eds.). Indiana University Press: Bloomington, p. 172-185.

Gregory, I.N. and Geddes, A. (2014) “From historical GIS to spatial humanities: deepening scholarship and broadening technology”. Gregory, I. & Geddes, A. (eds.). Indiana University Press: Bloomington, p. ix-xix.

Gregory, I.N. and Cooper, D. (2013) “The interdisciplinary mapping of the past: Geographical technologies, history and texts” Journal of Victorian Culture, 18, pp. 265-272.

Chesnokova, O., Gregory I.N. and Purves, R., “Comparing digital traces of modern travellers to journeys of two 18th-19th century British poets”, GIScience 2016 Proceedings.

Donaldson C., Murrieta-Flores P. and Gregory I. (2016) “Distant readings of the geographies in text corpora: Mapping Norman Nicholson’s poems and letters.” In Proceedings of the Third Conference on Digital Humanities in Luxembourg with a Special Focus on Reading Historical Sources in the Digital Age. Vol. 1681. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Aachen:

Porter, C., Atkinson, P. and Gregory, I.N., “Combining Statistics and Texts Using GIS: Nineteenth Century Health Reports”, GISRUK 2015 Proceedings, p. 492-499.

Rupp, C.J., Rayson, P., Gregory, I., Hardie, A., Joulain-Jay, A.T., and Hartmann, D. “Dealing with heterogeneous big data when geoparsing historical corpora”, Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big data, p. 80-83.

Rupp, C.J., Rayson, P., Baron, A., Donaldson, C., Gregory, I., Hardie, A. and Murrieta-Flores, P., “Customising Geoparsing and Georeferencing for Historical Texts”, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, 6-9/10/13.

Murrieta-Flores, P., Donaldson, C., Gregory, I., Rupp, C.J., Hardie, A. and Rayson, P. “GIS in the Humanities: Entering the Historical and Literary Dimensions”, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, 29/08/13.

Donaldson, C., Rupp, C.J., Murrieta-Flores, P., Gregory, I., Hardie, A. and Rayson, P., “Integrating Corpus Linguistics and Spatial technologies for the analysis of Literature” Corpus Linguistics, Lancaster, 26/07/13.

Murrieta-Flores, P., Baron, A., Gregory, I., Donaldson, C., Rupp, C.J., Hardie, A. and Rayson, P., “Geographical Text Analysis: Mapping and spatially analysing corpora”, Corpus Linguistics, Lancaster, 25/07/13.

Gregory, I., Baron, A., Murrieta-Flores, P., Hardie, A., Rayson, P. and Rupp, C.J., “Geographical Text Analysis: GIS approaches to analysing large volumes of text” GIS Research UK, Liverpool, 04/04/13.

Murrieta-Flores, P., Donaldson, C., Rupp, C.J., Cooper, D. and Gregory, I. “Digital Literary Geographies: A spatial analysis of Lake District landscape writings, 1750-1900” GIS Research UK, Liverpool, 04/04/13. This won the prize for Best Poster at the conference.

Murrieta-Flores, P., Cooper, D. and Gregory, I. “Spatial Humanities: Exploring and Analysing Texts within a GIS environment”, Digital Humanities Congress, Sheffield, 6-8/09/12.

Rayson, P., Baron, A.  and Hardie, A. “Which ‘Lancaster’ do you mean? Disambiguation challenges in extracting place names for Spatial Humanities”, Digital Humanities Congress, Sheffield, 6-8/09/12.



Joulain-Jay, A. “Corpus Linguistics, and why you might want to use it, despite what (you think) you know about it“, RSVP Blog, 26/09/2016.

Joulain-Jay, A. “Dealing with Optical Character Recognition errors in Victorian newspapers“, British Library Digital Scholarship Blog, 20/07/2016.

Porter, C. “A temporal & spatial investigation of disease in 19th century British newspapers“, British Library Digital Scholarship Blog, 08/07/2016.



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