Biography

Dr Catherine Porter was awarded a PhD in Geography from Queen's University Belfast. Prior to working at the University of Limerick, she held research and lecturing roles at Lancaster University, the University of Hull, and Queen's University Belfast. In addition to her lecturing role at the University of Limerick she is an e-Tutor in GIS at Ulster University. She also holds the honorary title of visiting scholar at Queen's University Belfast and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Catherine is currently PI on:
- The IRC / AHRC funded project, 'OS200: Digitally remapping Ireland's Ordnance Survey Heritage'.
- The Royal Irish Academy (R.J. Hunter Bursary) funded project, 'From the plat to the field: a new view on the escheated maps of Ulster'
- The Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences funded, 'The Looney Map of Tipperary'.

Catherine is a historical geographer with research interests in geospatial technologies and mixed method approaches for the analysis and interpretation of early source material. She specialises in the narratives of early cartography, with a focus on maps of Ireland from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. She has worked on projects funded by the European Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the University of Limerick Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the J B Harley Trust for which she was recently awarded the J. B. Harley Research Fellowship in the History of Cartography.

Research Interests

Human Geography; Historical Geography; Digital and Spatial Humanities; Geographic Information Systems; History of Cartography; Early Modern Britain and Ireland; Health and Place.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2019 - J B Harley Research Fellowship in the History of Cartography
  • 2015 - British Library Labs Awards (2015): Research category Award winning project

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From digital resources to historical scholarship with the British Library 19th Century Newspaper Collection

Dr. Catherine Porter
2016
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Cartographic connections - the digital analysis and curation of sixteenth-century maps of Great Britain and Ireland

Dr. Catherine Porter
2019
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Geographical Text Analysis: A new approach to understanding nineteenth-century mortality.

Dr. Catherine Porter
2015
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Quantifying Irish cartographic histories

Dr. Catherine Porter
2013
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Mapping worlds? Excavating cartographic encounters in Plantation Ireland through GIS

Dr. Catherine Porter
2013
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Hidden geographies and digital humanities: analysing and visualising the literary corpus of Humphrey Llwyd

Dr. Catherine Porter
2020
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Patterns of infant mortality in rural England and Wales, 1850¿1910¿

Dr. Catherine Porter
2017
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Spatial modelling of rural infant mortality and occupation in 19<sup>th</sup> century Britain

Dr. Catherine Porter
2017
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Space and time in 100 million words: health and disease in a nineteenth-century newspaper

Dr. Catherine Porter
2018
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Guest editor's introduction: The importance of place and openness in spatial humanities research

Dr. Catherine Porter
2018
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