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Dr Catherine Porter

Formerly at Lancaster University

Research overview

I am now a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Hull.

2016-2017 I was a researcher on the EPSRC funded SHARC project based in Computing and Communications. I work with local communities and organisations to co-curate digital narratives in local history. "The central aim of the SHARC project is to co-design digital tools with the community and, through longitudinal study of their deployment, to explore their adoption and appropriation by the community."

Prior to this (2014-2016) I was a Research Associate on the European Research Council (ERC) project 'Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS & Places'. My research interests involve the application of geospatial and corpus linguistic techniques in the digital humanities.  This includes the temporal and spatial investigation of nineteenth and early twentieth century corpora such as official medical reports, newspapers, and related datasets.  

I also have a particular interest in historical geography, the history of cartography, 'place', and how early maps can be interrogated using quantitative techniques. 

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