The International Programme

The International Programme

The Centre has an exceptionally strong international presence. Staff from CDDA have presented more than 150 conference papers over the last five years across six continents. The Centre has established, practical and rewarding Memorandums of Understanding with key international universities. Staff from the Centre are active in the organisation of the International Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, the Association of American Geographers and the Social Science History Association. It is a founding member of the European Historical GIS Initiative. In 2009 it acted as local host for the Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) conference, attended by more than 150 scholars.

Presentations have taken place at 34 of the 50 states in the US.

Conferences

Recent (and planned) conference presentations

I have attended meetings and conferences on five continents including 33 of the 50 states in the US with visits to Berkeley, New Orleans, Baltimore, St Louis, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Middlebury Vermont, Fort Worth, Boston, Ann Arbor, New Haven, Santa Barbara, Merced, Fargo, Miami, Indianapolis, Washington, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Annapolis, South Bend Indiana, Bloomington Illinois, Denver, Portland, Honolulu, Stanford, Arizona, Utah, Washington State, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Norway, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Africa, Singapore, China, Taiwan, India and South Korea.

In 2012/3 I have/will attended conferences in China, Taiwan, the Czech Republic and the US togehter with numerous conferences and workshops in the UK and Ireland.

  • December 2011, PLACE project workshop, Brussels, Belgium
  • November 2011, Digital methods and tools, Lisbon, Portugal
  • October 2011, New Directions in Digitisation, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
  • July 2011, Entrepreneurial Research, Staff Training and Development, QUB
  • June 2011, Place-names, a roadmap, Nottingham, UK.
  • June 2011, Parliamentary Metadata Workshop, House of Commons, London.
  • May 2011, Crowd-sourcing in the humanities, London.
  • May 2011, Welsh place-name research and digital scholarship: opportunities and collaborations, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
  • April 2011, Place-Name Workshop at the Association of American Geographers Conference, Seattle, USA.
  • April 2011, Host of e-Irish Studies: A stakeholder workshop, Public Record Office Northern Ireland, Belfast.
  • March 2011, 'Sustaining and enhancing e-Resources, not (just) archiving: Five models for Success (or failure)', TELDAP, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • February 2011, Digital Humanities Collective Intelligence: a workshop to foster international collaboration, London.
  • January 2011, Meetings with JISC, London.
  • January 2011, Meetings with the Research Council of Norway, Oslo, Norway.
  • November 2010, Social Science History Conference, Chicago, USA.
  • September 2010, JISC Place-Name Workshop, Nottingham, UK.
  • August 2010, Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts, London.
  • April 2010, European Social Science History Conference, Ghent, Belgium.
  • March 2010, 'Sustainability and New Collaborative Models', TELDAP International Conference, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • February 2010, AHRC/BT Digital Heritage Project: Landscapes, memories and cultural practices: a GIS/GPS mapping network, Lancaster University, UK.
  • February 2010,The Stormont Hansards: Digitisation and Geoparsing, KCL, London.
  • January 2010, AHRC Technical Appendix Workshop, KCL London.
  • January 2010, Digital Humanities Observatory Consultative Committee, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
  • December 2009, ITHSMUS Workshop, Brussels, Belgium.
  • September 2009, Applying for Research Funding in the Humanities and Arts, QUB STDU Course with Professor John Thompson (English), Belfast.
  • September 2009, Invited address, 'Serendipidy and Scholarship: GIS and Urban Studies', Historical Towns Workshop, York, UK.
  • September 2009, 'A Digital Library of Core Resources on Ireland - Looking Back', DRHA, Belfast.
  • September 2009, 'The Network of Expert Centres: After AHDS', DRHA, Belfast.
  • July 2009,'Humanities Digital Deluge: Serendipity, Scholarship, Sustainability', Keynote Lecture, Digital Humanities Sumer School, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland.
  • July 2009, 'E-Science and the linking and interrogating of e-resources for the local historian', Local History after Hoskins Conference, University of Leicester, UK.
  • April 2009, 'Humanities Digital Deluge: A Grid-Based Solution to Serendipity, Sustainability, and Scholarship?' International Symposium on Grid Computing (ISGC), Taiwan.
  • March 2009, 'Structure or Serendipity: e-Resource Development in Ireland, a Case Study', Computer Applications in Archaeology, Williamsburg, USA.
  • March 2009, research meetings with CMC Limited in Kolkata and Hyderabad, India.
  • February 2009, TELDAP Conference, Taiwan.
  • December 2008, Research Methods in the Humanities and Arts Workshop, Belfast.
  • November 2008, Member of the Queen's deligation including the Vice Chancellor furthering collaboration between the University and India, Kolkata, India.
  • October 2008, Long Term Change in Irish Religion 1861 - 2001, Social Science History Association, Miami, USA.
  • August 2008, Historical GIS Workshop, Session Chairs and co-PI on the ESRC Network Grant, Essex University, UK.
  • August 2008, Research meetings with IUPUI and JSTOR, Indianapolis and New York, US.
  • July 2008, Sustaining and enhancing, not (just) archiving: The Digital Library of Core Materials on Ireland and other models, JISC Innovation Conference, Keele University, UK.
  • July 2008, Irish Scholarly Resources: Digitisation, Access and Context, CNI/JISC Conference, Belfast, UK.
  • June 2008, GIS, e-Science, and the Humanities Grid, The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship: An Expert Workshop, IUPUI Indianapolis, US.
  • May 2008, Digital Resources: The view from Northern Ireland, Strategic Content Alliance Scotland Workshop, Edinburgh, UK.
  • May 2008, Irish Studies Collection Digitisation Project, Joint UK-Irish Digitisation Conference, Holywood, UK.
  • April 2008, Approaches to historical GIS in the United Kingdom, Fourth Congress of Cultural Atlases, Perth, Australia.
  • April 2008, Humanities Grid, International Symposium on Grid Computing 2008, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • March 2008, The Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis and collaboration with AHDS, Evidence of Value: The AHDS, the ICT Methods Network, and the use of Standards and Methods Conference, London, UK.
  • March 2008, Research meeting with JSTOR, New York, US.
  • February 2008, Chair of the European Historical GIS session, European Social Science History Association Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2007 conferences to be updated.
  • November 2006, Social Science History Association, Minneapolis, USA.
  • August 2006, Pacific Rim Digital Librarian Alliance and Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference, Seoul National University, Korea.
  • April 2006, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Conference, Fargo, North Dakota, USA.
  • April 2006, Third Cultural Atlas Congress.
  • March 2006, Association of American Geographers, Chicago, USA.
  • November 2005, Social Science History Association, Portland, USA.
  • November 2005, The challenges of the Grid in the Humanities, Pacific Neighborhood Consortium, Hawaii, USA.
  • September 2005, Founding European National Historical GIS Initiative meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • September 2005, Developing national historical Geographical Information Systems, History and Computing International Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • August 2005, Cultural GIS Roadshow with presentations in London, Colchester, Edinburgh and Amsterdam.
  • July 2005, e-research, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • June 2005, Towards and electronic library for Ireland, Library and Information Services Council, Belfast, UK
  • June 2005, The Act of Union Virtual Library, Linen Hall Library, Belfast.
  • June 2005, research meetings, Mainz University, Germany.
  • June 2005, Applying for Research Funding Workshop, Modern Languages Queen's Belfast.
  • May 2005, Congress of Cultural Atlases, Shanghai, China. Conference Program Committee Chair, Chair of the Scholarship and Content Committee, presenter in the National Historical GIS session, Chair of the Electronic Publications Committee.
  • April 2005, Association of American Geographers, Denver, USA. In collaboration with colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Portsmouth University I organised five sessions at the conference. Each session was sponsored by the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, the Historical Geography Special Interest Group and the GIS Special Interest Group.
  • March 2005, research meetings in Taiwan and Australia.
  • February 2005, 'Research Funding in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences', workshop at Queen's University, Belfast.
  • February 2005, European Historical GIS meeting, Belfast.
  • January 2005, 'The Act of Union Project', Digitisation Workshop, Academic and National Library Training Co-operative, Belfast.
  • December 2004, 'The Act of Union Virtual Library Project demonstration', Belfast.
  • November 2004, 'Doing historical and community research using GIS', Queen's University, Belfast.
  • November 2004, 'The 1851 Census of Religious Worship: Religious geographies in Victorian Britain', in Spatial Analysis of Religion, Social Science History Association, Chicago, USA.
  • October 2004, 'Electronic cultural atlases in the classroom: SECOS and Census data', The Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) Annual Conference and Joint Meetings, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • October 2004, 'Integrating Digital Resources in Space and Time: GIS in the Arts and Humanities', The Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) Annual Conference and Joint Meetings, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • October 2004, European GIS meeting, Amsterdam, Holland.
  • September 2004, 'A Comprehensive Electronic Library for Ireland', The Long Eighteenth Century: the Physical Record, Queen's University, Belfast.
  • August 2004, 'The Past is an Undiscovered Country: New Insights Through Historical Geographical Information Systems', International Congress of Asian and North African Studies 37, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
  • July 2004, 'Data capture for a historical GISW', 2nd International Institute for GIS in the Arts and Humanities: A four day summer workshop, IUPUI, Indianapolis, USA.
  • June 2004, 'Research Funding in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences', workshop at Queen's University, Belfast.
  • May 2004, 'Building a historical GIS for Ireland: Importance and potentials', Congress of Cultural Atlases: The Human Record, UC Berkeley, USA.
  • March 2004, Association of American Geographers Conference, Philadelphia.
  • February 2004, Research meeting at the Polis Center, IUPUI, Indianapolis, USA.
  • February 2004, The Act of Union Virtual Library: a demonstration, Armagh, Northern Ireland.
  • January 2004, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Consultation Workshop, Edinburgh, UK.
  • January 2004, The Act of Union Virtual Library: a demonstration, Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
  • December 2003, The Act of Union Virtual Library: a demonstration, Belfast.
  • December 2003, 'Strategic datasets for a Broadband age', International Association of Historical Geographers, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • December 2003, 'Irish Migration from the 'Old' to the 'New' World' problems and possibilities', International Association of Historical Geographers, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • December 2003, 'Building a historical GIS for Ireland', International Association of Historical Geographers, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • December 2003, meetings at Curtin University to discuss work on South Asia, Perth, Australia.
  • November 2003, 'Using GIS to explore historical change: examples from Britain and Ireland', Guest Lecture, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA.
  • November 2003, 'Building an Irish GIS', in National Historical Geographical Information Systems, Social Science History Association, Baltimore, USA.
  • November 2003, 'Cultural Atlases and Text based (Re)sources', The Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) Annual Conference and Joint Meetings, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • May 2003, 'From Printed Historical Census Data, to Electronic Datasets, to a Paper Atlas, to an Electronic Atlas of the Great Irish Famine', Guest Lecture at the School of Information Management and Systems, UC Berkeley, USA.
  • April 2003, 'Data creation', 14th ECAI Conference, Vienna, Austria.
  • April 2003, 'Funding Models', 14th ECAI Conference, Vienna, Austria.
  • April 2003, 'The Great Britain Historical GIS, 14th ECAI Conference, Vienna, Austria.
  • March 2003, 'Mapping the Famine', Nineteenth Century Studies Association, New Orleans, USA.
  • October 2002, Social Science History Conference, St Louis, USA.
  • September 2002, GIS in the Humanities, ECAI, University of Shimane and Osaka City University, Japan.
  • September 2002, An Irish Historical GIS, European GIS Workshop (Invitation only), Ghent, Belgium.
  • May 2002, Twelfth ECAI meeting: Global Networking of Digital Cultural Heritage, Seoul, South Korea.
  • March 2002, A British Electronic Historical Atlas, Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, USA.
  • December 2001, Editors Executive, Pacific Neighbourhood Consortium, Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • November 2001, ECAI, Indianapolis, USA.
  • August 2001, China Historical GIS Conference, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
  • June 2001, A picture speaks a thousand words: European approaches to mapping the census through time, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, Sydney, Australia.
  • June 2001, Chair and co-author of the white paper for Historical GIS Worksession, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, Sydney, Australia.June 2001, Chair of ECAI Editors Meeting, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, Sydney, Australia.
  • May 2001, ECAI and the British Isles: Integrating 200 years of spatial data, University of California, Berkeley, USA.April 2001, Geo-Project Workshop follow on, EDINA, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • February 2001, The Geography of Religious Pluralism in England and Wales, Association of American Geographers, New York City, USA.
  • January 2001, CHCC Project Consultation Worshop, Royal Statistical Society, London.
  • January 2001, 'Counting Heads: the creation of the Irish and Vritish Historical Databases' in ECAI Large Quantitative Databases Work Session , Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, City University, Hong Kong, China.
  • January 2001, 'The Great Britain Historical GIS Project: current progress and future possibilities' in ECAI Plenary Session, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, City University, Hong Kong, China.
  • January 2001, Chair of Editors Retreat, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, City University, Hong Kong.
  • October 2000, Rival Jerusalems - the 1851 census of religious worship, Social Science History Association, Pittsburgh, USA.
  • October 2000, Geo-Project Workshop, History Data Service, University of Essex, England.October
  • 2000, chair of Methodological issues of GIS in historical research, Social Science History Association, Pittsburgh, USA.
  • September 2000, Creating an Historical GIS, Royal Statistical Society Annual Conference, London, England.
  • August 2000, Mapping Europe's Historic Boundaries, International Congress of Historical Sciences, Oslo, Norway.
  • June 2000, Putting the past in its place: the Great Britain Historical GIS statistical database, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, London, England.
  • June 2000, chair of British Isles Regional Team Orientation Meeting, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, London, England.
  • June 2000, European Historical Boundaries Workshop, Florence, Italy.
  • April 2000, Mapping the Great Irish Famine - creating an historical atlas, Association of American Geographers, Pittsburgh, USA.
  • January 2000, Historical GIS in the British Isles, Pacific Nations Consortium Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

Please contact me for a list of conference papers before 2000.