This five-year project ran from 2012-16 and was funded by the European Research Council under a Starting Researcher Grant. Our aim was to create a step-change in how place, space and geography were explored in the Humanities. Building on Lancaster University’s technical expertise in Digital Humanities, Corpus Linguistics and Geospatial Analysis, as well as its applied expertise in the history of the English Lake District, we are developing and applying methodologies for analysing unstructured texts—including large corpora of historical books, periodicals and official reports—within a Geographic Information Systems (or GIS) environment.

Despite the project having finished, its work continues under the auspices of Lancaster University’s Digital Humanities Hub.

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This research project was funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) ERC grant ‘Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS, places’ (agreement number 283850)

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