September 2, 2008

Ian N. Gregory


Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, Lancaster University, 2006 on
Associate Director/Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis, 
Queens University Belfast, 2005-06
Research Fellow, Dept. of Geography, University of Portsmouth, 2000-2005.
Research Fellow/Principal Researcher on the Great Britain Historical GIS Project, Dept. of 
Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, 1994 to 2000.
Academic Qualifications:
Ph.D. “A historical GIS for England and Wales: A framework for reconstructing past geographies and analysing long-term change” (2001) from Queen Mary, University of London.
M.Sc. in Geographical Information Systems (1994) from Edinburgh University.
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geography (class 2i) (1992) from Lancaster University.


Selected Publications:
Gregory I.N. and Ell, P.S. (2007) Historical GIS: Technologies, methodologies and scholarship. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
Gregory I.N. (2003) A place in history: A guide to using GIS in historical research. Oxford: 
Oxbow Books.
Gregory I.N. (2008, in press) “Different places, different stories: Infant mortality decline 
in England & Wales, 1851-1911” Annals of the Association of American Geographers.
Gregory I.N. (2008, in press) “Using Geographical Information Systems to explore space and 
time in the humanities” in Greengrass M. and Hughes L. (eds.) Virtual Representations of the 
My message is:
I am very much looking forward to this meeting. I think that it will be very valuable and is 
extremely timely given the growth of Digital Humanities internationally. Digital Humanities 
clearly has much to offer the study of Japanese Arts and Culture and the rest of the world has  much to learn from Japanese approaches to this topic.