Dr Christopher Donaldson

Lecturer in Cultural History

Profile

My research is principally concerned with 18th- and 19th-century cultural history. I am particularly interested in changing perceptions of the value of landscape and the environment during this period and in the way these perceptions were mediated by commercially produced guidebooks and topographical art and literature. My work, consequently, also engages with print history, historical geography, heritage studies and the history of tourism and leisure culture. I am also involved in research in regional, spatial and digital history. I am a member of the Pelagios Commons Committee, and I co-edit the Digital Forum for the Journal of Victorian Culture. I am also centrally involved in the University's Ruskin Research Centre for Culture, Landscape and the Environment, and I edit The Ruskin Review.

Selected Publications Show all 62 publications

John Brown's 'Description of the Lake at Keswick': New Clues and Clarifications
Donaldson, C.E. 1/06/2018 In: The Library.
Journal article

'The Travelling Carriage in Old Times': John Ruskin and the Lakes Tour in the Age of William IV
Donaldson, C.E. 18/05/2018 In: Yearbook of English Studies. 48, p. 101-123 . 23 p.
Journal article

Deep Mapping and Romanticism: Practical Geography in the Poetry of Sir Walter Scott
Donaldson, C.E. 2018 In: Romantic Cartographies. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Henry Hobhouse's Tour Through Cumbria in 1774
Donaldson, C.E., Dunning, R., Winchester, A.J.L. 9/01/2018 Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society.
Scholarly edition

From the Mines to the Mountains: John Dalton's 'Descriptive Poem' of 1755 and Contemporary Accounts of Cumberland & Westmorland
Donaldson, C.E., Matthews, S. 2018 Carlisle : Bookcase. 210 p. ISBN: 9781912181155.
Book

Digital Heritage
Alker, Z., Donaldson, C.E. 27/04/2018 In: Journal of Victorian Culture. 23, 2, 2 p.
Editorial

Locating the beautiful, picturesque, sublime and majestic: spatially analysing the application of aesthetic terminology in descriptions of the English Lake District
Donaldson, C.E., Gregory, I.N., Taylor, J.E. 04/2017 In: Journal of Historical Geography. 56, p. 43-60. 18 p.
Journal article

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)

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

Augmented Humanity: Does the Human Enhance the Machine or the Machine Enhance the Human?
01/01/2019 → 31/07/2019
Research

Pelagios 6
01/01/2016 → 31/12/2017
Research

Geospatial Innovations in the Digital Humanities: A Deep Map of the English Lake District
19/10/2015 → 19/10/2018
Other

FP7: Spatial Humanities
01/01/2012 → 31/12/2016
Research

From Mines to Mountains: Early History and Poetry of the Cumberland Coast
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Travels and Tours in Cumbria before the Discovery of the Lakes
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Lancaster Castle and Northern English History
Other

Over Sands to the Lakes': Journeys over Morecambe Bay before and after the Age of Steam
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Northerness Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Furness Abbey, Post-Reformation: The Romance of the Ruins
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

'Undefiled by the Intrusion of Bad Taste' A Few Early Impressions of Haweswater
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Uplandish
Participation in conference

Riches of Gilsland
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Coaching in Victorian Lakeland
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Romanticism Takes to the Hills
Participation in conference

By Duddon's Side
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Spatial Humanities
Invited talk

How to do Things with Millions of Words
Participation in conference

Spatial Humanities Conference 2016
Participation in conference

'Consuming (the) Victorians'
Participation in conference

Mountain Legacies: An Afternoon of Talks, with ‘Mountains in Mind’
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Norman Nicholson: Poet-Prophet of the Cumbrian Edgelands
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Campus in the City
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

The North East Forum in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

British Association for Romantic Studies' 2014 Early Career and Postgraduate Conference
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference
Participation in conference

‘Mapping Norman Nicholson’s Letters’, Mapping and Measuring 20th-Century Correspondence: An Exhibit, Everydayness and the Event: Modernist Studies Association 2013 Annual Meeting, University of Sussex
Participation in conference

'Everydayness and the Event', MSA 15, University of Sussex
Participation in conference

'Integrating Corpus Linguistics, Spatial Technologies and Literary Analysis', Corpus Lingusitics 2013, Lancaster University
Participation in conference

'Digital Texts and Geographical Technologies in the Digital Humanities: A Symposium', Lancaster University
Participation in conference

Placing Morecambe Symposium, Lancaster University
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Thomas Pennant’s Tours: Second Multidisciplinary Workshop, National Library of Wales
Participation in conference

'Theorising Surfaces Workshop', Lancaster University
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Landscape and Writing Reading Group, Lancaster University
Participation in workshop, seminar, course