Nineteenth-Century Matters: Digital Mapping Training Day for Early Career Researchers

Wednesday 29 May 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm


Open to

Postgraduates, Staff, Undergraduates


Free to attend - registration required

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Have you ever wondered how you could use digital mapping in your research...

Have you ever wondered how you could use digital mapping in your research? This one-day training event will provide an introduction to the mapping technologies you might want to use, and includes two training sessions that will provide an introduction to using the digital mapping software, ArcGIS Online. It is suitable for all Humanities Early Career Researchers (ECRs), including current PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, and is aimed at ECRs who have no prior experience of using digital mapping. The event will be held at Lancaster University, which is renowned for its excellence and expertise in research in the digital and environmental humanities, and will include three expert speakers leading the field in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. As the explosion in literary and historical GIS during the last ten years suggests, digital mapping technologies are useful tools in exploring a wide range of nineteenth-century texts, and the event will appeal to ECRs whose work in English and History spans across the nineteenth century, from the early Romantics to the Victorians.

A networking lunch will be provided. Please note, attendees are required to bring their own fully charged laptop in order to participate in the two training sessions.

The event is free and limited to twenty places. The event is being funded by the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) and the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) as part of the Nineteenth-Century Matters Fellowship, which for 2018-19 is being hosted at Lancaster University. To register, go to Eventbrite

There are eleven £50 travel grants available for those who live more than 30 miles from Lancaster. ECRs can apply for travel grants by submitting their distance from Lancaster along with an optional short statement about their interest in the training day and how they anticipate it might be useful for their own research (which will be used if more than eleven requests are received) to the event organiser, Nineteenth-Century Matters Fellow, Eleanor Bird, by Friday 12 April. Recipients of travel grants will be notified by Wednesday 17 April.


Eleanor Bird


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