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Dr. Catherine Porter

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'.

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 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.

Teaching Interests

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

Currently convening the following modules:
GY4001: Introduction to Human Geography
GY4002: Introduction to Physical Geography
GY4033: Population Dynamics
GY4033: Practicing Geographical Research
GY4036: Geographies of Development
GY4038: Cultural and Historical Geography

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

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Hidden geographies and digital humanities: analysing and visualising the literary corpus of Humphrey Llwyd
Porter, C.;Milligan, R.;Lilley, K.
(2020) Hidden geographies and digital humanities: analysing and visualising the literary corpus of Humphrey Llwyd
In Literary Geographies; UK : pp. 96-118

2019

Cartographic connections - the digital analysis and curation of sixteenth-century maps of Great Britain and Ireland
Porter, C.;Lilley, K.;Lloyd, C.;McDermott, S.;Milligan, R.
(2019) Cartographic connections - the digital analysis and curation of sixteenth-century maps of Great Britain and Ireland
In E-Perimetron; pp. 97-109

2018

Space and time in 100 million words: health and disease in a nineteenth-century newspaper
Porter, C.;Atkinson, P.;Gregory, I. N.
(2018) Space and time in 100 million words: health and disease in a nineteenth-century newspaper
In International Journal Of Humanities And Arts Computing; pp. 196-216
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3366/ijhac.2018.0222

2018

Guest editor's introduction: The importance of place and openness in spatial humanities research
Porter C.
(2018) Guest editor's introduction: The importance of place and openness in spatial humanities research
In International Journal Of Humanities And Arts Computing; pp. 91-101
DOI: 10.3366/ijhac.2018.0216

2017

Spatial modelling of rural infant mortality and occupation in 19<sup>th</sup> century Britain
Atkinson P.;Francis B.;Gregory I.;Porter C.
(2017) Spatial modelling of rural infant mortality and occupation in 19<sup>th</sup> century Britain
In Demographic Research; pp. 1337-1360
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2017.36.44

2017

Patterns of infant mortality in rural England and Wales, 1850¿1910¿
Atkinson, P.;Francis, B. J.;Gregory, I. N.;Porter, C.
(2017) Patterns of infant mortality in rural England and Wales, 1850¿1910¿
In Economic History Review; pp. 1268-1290
DOI: 10.1111/ehr.12488

2016

From digital resources to historical scholarship with the British Library 19th Century Newspaper Collection
Gregory, I. N.;Atkinson, P.;Hardie, A.;Joulain-Jay, A.;Kershaw, D.;Porter, C.;Rayson, P.;Rupp, C.
(2016) From digital resources to historical scholarship with the British Library 19th Century Newspaper Collection
In Journal Of Siberian Federal University: Humanities And Social Sciences; pp. 994-1006

2015

Geographical Text Analysis: A new approach to understanding nineteenth-century mortality.
Porter C;Atkinson P;Gregory I.N.
(2015) Geographical Text Analysis: A new approach to understanding nineteenth-century mortality.
In Health & Place; pp. 25-34
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.08.010

2013

Mapping worlds? Excavating cartographic encounters in Plantation Ireland through GIS
Lilley, K.;Porter, C.
(2013) Mapping worlds? Excavating cartographic encounters in Plantation Ireland through GIS
In Journal Of Historical Geography; pp. 35-38

2013

Quantifying Irish cartographic histories
Porter, C.
(2013) Quantifying Irish cartographic histories
In Imago Mundi; pp. 135-136
DOI: 10.1080/03085694.2013.731248