Professor Patricia Murrieta-Flores

Professor in Digital Humanities


I am Professor and Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Centre at Lancaster University. My interest lies in the application of technologies for Humanities and my primary research areas are the the development of Artificial Intelligence for the study of Latinamerican colonial history and the Spatial Humanities. My main focus is the investigation of different aspects of space, place and time using a range of technologies including GIS, NLP, Computer Vision, other aspects of Machine Learning and Corpus Linguistics approaches. My most recent projects include: TAP/ESRC Digging into Early Colonial Mexico, AHRC/NEH Unlocking the Colonial Archive, and AHRC/LoC Implementing Artificial Intelligence to unlock the Library of Congress Spanish American historical collections; and starting in 2024 ESRC project The Fleets of New Spain. I am a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Centre for Apocalyptic and Postapocalyptic Studies at the University of Heidelberg.

I am PI on the Transatlantic Platform (T-AP) funded project ‘Digging into Early Colonial Mexico: A large-scale computational analysis of 16th century historical sources’, and also collaborator and Co-I in multiple projects funded by the ERC, ESRC, AHRC, HERA, and the Paul Mellon Centre among others. I have edited and contributed to multiple books on Digital Humanities, Cultural Heritage, the use of GIS and other technologies in Archaeology, History, and Literature, and I’ve published multiple articles exploring theories and methodologies related to space and place.

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  • Lancaster Centre for Digital Humanities