Old books


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

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


Journal Special Issues:

Gregory, I.N., Donaldson, C., Murrieta-Flores, P. & 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:

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

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

Donaldson C., Murrieta-Flores P. & Gregory I.N. (in press) “Distant and close readings of the geographies in corpora: Mapping Norman Nicholson’s poems and letters” Transactions in Digital Humanities.

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. 

Lilley, K. & 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. & 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., 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. See:doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.08.010

Hastings, S., Gregory, I.N. & 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. & 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. See: DOI: 10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135

Gregory, I.N., Cooper, D., Hardie, A., & 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. & 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. & 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. & 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. & 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. & 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.

Porter, C., Atkinson, P. & Gregory, I.N., “Combining Statistics and Texts Using GIS: Nineteenth Century Health Reports”, GISRUK 2015 Proceedings, p492-499. See:

Rupp, C.J., Rayson, P., Gregory, I., Hardie, A., Joulain-Jay, A.T., & 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., & 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. & 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. & 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. & 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. & 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. & 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. & Gregory, I.“Spatial Humanities: Exploring and Analysing Texts within a GIS environment”, Digital Humanities Congress, Sheffield, 6-8/09/12.

Rayson, P., Baron, A & 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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