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 36 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. 16/08/2016 In: Studies in Scottish Literature.
Journal article

Digital pedagogy in and beyond the classroom
Alker, Z., Donaldson, C.E. 13/08/2016 In: Journal of Victorian Culture. 21, 4

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

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)

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.

Modelling space in historical texts
Gregory, I.N., Donaldson, C.E., Hardie, A., Rayson, P.E. expected in 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)

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

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

The making of a cultural landscape: the English Lake District as tourist destination, 1750-2010, ed. John K. Walton and Jason Wood (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013 pp. xv + 276. £70).
Donaldson, C. 11/05/2015 In: English Historical Review. 130, 544, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

William Wordsworth and the Theology of Poverty, by Heidi J. Snow
Donaldson, C.E. 2015 In: Literature and Theology. 29, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

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.

Down the Duddon: Wordsworth and his literary pilgrims
Donaldson, C. 28/06/2013 In: Literary Imagination. 15, 2, p. 186-209. 24 p.
Journal article

Evoking the local: Wordsworth, Martineau and early Victorian fiction
Donaldson, C. 11/2013 In: Review of English Studies. 64, 267, p. 819-837. 19 p.
Journal article

Literature 1780-1830: the Romantic Period, poetry
Stewart, D., Donaldson, C. 2014 In: The Year's Work in English Studies. 93, 116 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Richard Adelman, Idleness, Contemplation and the Aesthetic, 1750–1830.
Donaldson, C. 03/2013 In: Notes and Queries. 60, 1, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Another Smart Letter
Donaldson, C. 09/2012 In: Notes and Queries. 59, 3, p. 338-340. 3 p.
Journal article

A Missing Smart Letter Located
Donaldson, C. 2011 In: Notes and Queries. 58, 4, p. 504-505. 2 p.
Journal article

'Wordsworth's "To the Rev. Dr. W__."'
Donaldson, C. 2011 In: Notes and Queries. 58, 4, p. 542-546. 5 p.
Journal article