Dr Christopher Donaldson

Lecturer in Regional History

Research Overview

My research is primarily concerned with 18th- and 19th-century cultural and environmental history, with a specific emphasis on the history of the English Lake District. I am also especially interested 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 39 publications

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

GIS and literary history: advancing digital humanities research through the spatial analysis of historical travel writing and topographical literature
Murrieta-Flores, P., Donaldson, C.E., Gregory, I.N. 17/11/2016 In: Digital Humanities Quarterly.
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.

Modelling space in historical texts
Gregory, I.N., Donaldson, C.E., Hardie, A., Rayson, P.E. 3/03/2017 In: The shape of data in digital humanities. Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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)

Implementing corpus analysis and GIS to examine historical accounts of the English Lake District
Donaldson, C.E., Gregory, I.N., Taylor, J.E. 2016 In: The Making of a Historical Atlas. Northeast Asian History Foundation
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Literary mapping in the digital age
Cooper, D., Donaldson, C., Murrieta-Flores, P. 28/04/2016 London : Routledge. 308 p. ISBN: 9781472441300.

Geographical text analysis: digital cartographies of Lake District literature
Gregory, I., Donaldson, C. 10/05/2016 In: Literary mapping in the digital age . London : Routledge p. 67-78. 12 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

Geoparsing, GIS, and Textual Analysis: Current Developments in Spatial Humanities Research
Gregory, I.N., Donaldson, C.E., Murrieta-Flores, P., Rayson, P.E. 1/03/2015 In: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 9, 1, p. 1-14. 14 p.
Journal article

Digital approaches to understanding the geographies in literary and historical texts
Gregory, I., Donaldson, C., Murrieta-Flores, P., Rupp, C.J., Baron, A., Hardie, A., Rayson, P. 2014 In: Digital Humanities 2014 Conference Abstracts.
Conference contribution

Customising geoparsing and georeferencing for historical texts
Rupp, C.J., Rayson, P., Baron, A., Donaldson, C., Gregory, I., Hardie, A., Murrieta-Flores, P. 2013 In: Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data. IEEE p. 59-62. 4 p.

Integrating corpus linguistics and spatial technologies for the analysis of literature
Murrieta-Flores, P., Gregory, I., Cooper, D., Donaldson, C., Baron, A., Hardie, A., Rayson, P. 2013 In: Corpus Linguistics 2013 Abstracts. UCREL p. 222-225. 4 p.
Conference contribution