Dr Patricia Murrieta-Flores

Director - Digital Humanities Research Centre

Qualifications

BA Archaeology (ENAH, Mexico); MSc in Archaeological Computing (Southampton); PhD in Archaeological Computing (Southampton)

Overview

I'm an Archaeologist and specialist in Digital Humanities. My interest revolves around the application of technologies for the investigation of past societies and cultures. My primary area of research is the Spatial Humanities and the investigation of different aspects of space, place and time using a range of technologies including Geographic Information Systems, Image Processing Techniques, and Corpus Linguistic approaches.

I am managing editor of the Journal of Literary Studies (DLS), review editor for Frontiers in Digital Humanities, scientific reviewer for several high impact journals, member of the scientific committee of the Virtual Heritage Network (VHN), and President of the Mexican National Chapter of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA).

Previous appointments include 2014-2016 European Research Council Senior Researcher at 'The Past in its Place' project based at the History and Archaeology Department (University of Chester); 2012-2014 European Research Council Associate Researcher at 'Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS and Places' based at the History Department (Lancaster University); 2007-2012 PhD fellow of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT-Mexico) at the University of Southampton; 2006-2007 MSc CONACYT Fellow at the University of Southampton; and 2001-2006 Researcher at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH-Mexico).

Teaching

PhD Supervision Interests:

I'm happy to discuss possible supervision on a diversity of topics involving Digital Humanities research.I am specially eager to supervise students with interests in two main areas: the development of new methods using geo-spatial technologies (Spatial Humanities theory and methods including Geographic Information Systems) for Humanities research (in fields such as history, archaeology, literature, theology and modern languages); and the use and development of textual analysis, data analytics and text mining using Corpus Linguistics and Natural Language Processing approaches for Humanities.

I also collaborate in PGR supervision and advice other European universities and institutions. I'm currently co-supervising several MSc students with Prof Bruno Martins at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico in the University of Lisbon.

Research

I direct several projects based at the Digital Humanities Research Centre:

Paul Mellon Centre: The Reception of English Saints’ Shrines as Tangible Art: a digital barometer

ERC-FoH: Mapping Intangible Places: Towards the analysis of vague and imaginary space in literary fiction with spatial and digital technologies

Santander: Mapping the emergence of folklore in the Victorian imagination

and I collaborate in different research projects including:

HERA: Deplying the Dead: Artefacts and human bodies in socio-cultural transformations

ERC: The Past in its Place

ERC: Spatial Humanities

COST EU: Reassembling the Republic of Letters

I’m very interested in interdisciplinary research, particularly looking at the intersections between Humanities and all sorts of technology. In collaboration with scholars in Computer Science, History, Archaeology, Geography, Natural Sciences, Literature, Linguists, Media, and Sociology, I’m currently working in a diverse range of topics that include:

  • The use of Corpus Linguistics, spatial technologies and interactive visualisation to explore the relationship between places, topics, and concepts in Medieval Romances.

  • Geographical Text Analysis to examine 19th Century historical and literary corpora;

  • Spatial analysis with GIS to study Early Medieval landscapes;

  • Text, data mining and network analysis to explore the History of Science and the Medical Humanities;

  • Image Processing techniques to record and analyse historic graffiti.

See examples of my work:

https://chester.academia.edu/PatriciaMurrietaFlores

Published work

FORTHCOMING, IN PRESS & PUBLISHED

2017

Murrieta-Flores, P., Donaldson, C., and Gregory, I. (2017) GIS and Literary History: Advancing Digital Humanities Research Through the spatial Analysis of Eighteen-Century Travel Writing. Digital Humanities Quarterly. 11 (1).

 Santos, R., Murrieta-Flores, P., and Martins, B. (2017-Forthcoming) 'Learning to Combine Multiple String Similarity Metrics for Effective Toponym Matching (Manuscript submitted for publication).

Murrieta-Flores, P., and Williams, H. (2017-In Press) Placing the Pillar of Eliseg:Movement, Visibility and Memory in the Early Medieval Landscape. Medieval Archaeology. 60 (2).

Murrieta-Flores, P., and Howell, N. (2017-Forthcoming) Advancing the Spatial Humanities through Medieval Romance: Moving into the digital analysis of vague and imaginary place in historical and literary texts. (Manuscript submitted for publication).

2016

Gregory, I., and Murrieta-Flores, P. (2016) ‘Geographical Information Systems as a Tool for Exploring the Spatial Humanities’ IN Lane, R., Siemans, R., and Crompton, C. (Eds.) Doing Digital Humanities. Oxford: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-13-889944-5.

Cooper D., Donaldson C. and Murrieta-Flores, P. (Eds.) (2016) Literary Mapping in the Digital Age. Aldershot: Ashgate, Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities. ISBN: 978-1-4724-4130-0.

Cooper D., Donaldson C. and Murrieta-Flores, P. (2016) 'Introduction: Digital Literary Geographies' IN Literary Mapping in the Digital Age. Aldershot: Ashgate, Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities. ISBN: 978-1-4724-4130-0.

Donaldson, C., Murrieta-Flores, P., and Gregory, I. (2016) ‘Distant and close readings of the geographies in corpora: Mapping Norman Nicholson’s poems and letters’. IN Proceedings of the Third Conference on Digital Humanities in Luxembourg with a Special Focus on Reading Historical Sources in the Digital Age. Vol. 1681. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. ISSN 1613-0073. Aachen:http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1681/donaldson_et_al_distant_reading_geographies.pdf

Gregory, I., Baron, A., Murrieta-Flores, P., Hardie, A., and Rayson, P. (2016-Forthcoming) Approaches to analysing large textual corpora with GIS: The Registrar General’s report and nineteenth century public health. (Manuscript submitted for publication).

2015

Murrieta-Flores, P. and Gregory, I. (2015) Further frontiers in GIS: Extending Spatial Analysis to Textual Sources in Archaeology. Open Archaeology (1): 166-175. DOI 10.1515/opar-2015-0010.

Murrieta-Flores, P., Baron, A., Gregory, I., Hardie, A., and Rayson, P. (2015) Automatically analysing large texts in a GIS environment: The Registrar General’s reports and cholera in the nineteenth century. Transactions in GIS. doi: 10.1111/tgis.12106.

Donaldson, C., Gregory, I. and Murrieta-Flores, P. (2015) Mapping ‘Wordsworthshire’: A GIS Study of Literary Tourism in Victorian Lakeland, Journal of Victorian Culture Vol. 20, Iss. 3: 287-307. DOI:10.1080/13555502.2015.1058089

Gregory, I., Donaldson, C., Murrieta-Flores, P. and Rayson, P. (Eds.) (2015) Spatial Humanities: Present and Future. Special Issue, International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 9 (1). DOI: 10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135

Ian Gregory, Christopher Donaldson, Patricia Murrieta-Flores and Paul Rayson (2015) Geoparsing, GIS, and Textual Analysis: Current Developments in Spatial Humanities Research, International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 9 (1): 1-14. DOI: 10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135

Mas Florit, C., Vallori Márquez, B., Murrieta-Flores, P., Rivas Antequera, M., and Cau Ontiveros, M. (2015) The Roman villa of Sa Mesquida: A rural settlement on the island of Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain). IN Militello, P., and Oniz, H. (Eds.) Soma 2011. Proceedings of the 15th symposium on Mediterranean archaeology. Oxford. Archaeopress. British Archaeological Reports 2695 (I): 461-466. ISBN-10: 1407313444.

2014

Gregory, I., Baron, A., Cooper, D., Hardie, A., Murrieta-Flores, P., and Rayson, P. (2014): Crossing Boundaries: Using GIS in Literary Studies, History and Beyond. IN Keys for architectural history research in the digital era. Collections électroniques de l’INHA. URL : http://inha.revues.org/4931

Murrieta-Flores, P. (2014): Developing computational approaches for the study of movement: The impact of visibility in terrestrial navigation during Iberian Late Prehistory. In Silvia Polla and Philip Verhagen (Eds.), Computational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology. Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape Formation and Transformation. Berlin, Boston. De Gruyter: 99–132. DOI: 10.1515/9783110288384

 Murrieta-Flores, P., García Sanjuán, L., and Wheatley, D. (2014): Modelando la movilidad y el movimiento a través de los SIG. Estudios de Caso en la Prehistoria Reciente de Sierra Morena Occidental. IN García Alfonso, E. (Ed.) Movilidad, Cambio y Contacto. II Congreso de Prehistoria de Andalucía. Junta de Andalucía: 77-92. ISBN: 978-84-9959-167-4

Antoni Cartes Reverté, José Ignacio Fiz Fernández, David Wheatley, Patricia Murrieta-Flores, Judith Bunbury, Elliot Carter. (2014): El Proyecto Ager Dertosensis: primeros resultados. IN Alvarez, J.M., Nogales, T., and Rodá, I. (Eds.) Centro y Periferia en el Mundo Clásico. Vol. I: 305-316. ISBN: 978-84-606-7624-9 

2013

Rupp, C.J., Rayson, P., Baron, A., Donaldson, C., Gregory, I., Hardie, A., and Murrieta-Flores, P. (2013) Customising Geoparsing and Georeferencing for Historical Texts. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data. October 6-9, Santa Clara, CA., USA: 59-62. IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/BigData.2013.6691671

Murrieta-Flores, P. (2013): Space and temporality in herding societies: Exploring dynamics of movement during Iberian Late Prehistory. In Souvatzi, S. and Hadji, A. (Eds.) Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory. London. Routledge: 196-213.

Pastor, S., Murrieta-Flores, P., and García Sanjuán L. (Eds.) (2013) Dossier: Los SIG en la arqueología Ibérica y Latinoamericana actual. Comechingonia. Revista de Arqueología. 17 (2), Argentina. CONICET.

Pastor, S., Murrieta-Flores, P., and García Sanjuán L. (2013) Los SIG en la Arqueología de Habla Hispana. Temas, Técnicas y Perspectivas. IN Pastor, S., Murrieta-Flores, P., and García Sanjuán L. (Eds.) Dossier: Los SIG en la arqueología Ibérica y Latinoamericana actual. Comechingonia. Revista de Arqueología. Argentina. CONICET. 17 (2): 9-29.

Murrieta-Flores, P.  (2013): Apuntes para el estudio de la producción azucarera en México durante la época colonial: La arquitectura de la Hacienda de Tecoyutla, Guerrero. IN Visiones de la arqueología en el siglo XXI. Simposio Román Piña Chán. 10 años de memorias, México. INAH.

Earl, Graeme, Tim Sly, Angeliki Chrysanthi, Patricia Murrieta-Flores, Constantinos Papadopoulos, Iza Romanowska and David Wheatley (eds.) 2013. Archaeology in the Digital Era. Papers from the 40th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Southampton, 26-29 March 2012. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam. 482 pp. ISBN 9789089646637.

Earl, Graeme, Tim Sly, Angeliki Chrysanthi, Patricia Murrieta-Flores, Constantinos Papadopoulos, Iza Romanowska and David Wheatley (eds.) 2013. Archaeology in the Digital Era, Volume II. e-Papers from the 40th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Southampton, 26-29 March 2012. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam. 967 pp. ISBN 9789048527281.

 2012

Murrieta-Flores, P. (2012): Understanding movement during Late Prehistory through spatial technologies:  The role of natural areas of transit in South-Western Iberia. Trabajos de Prehistoria, CSIC, 69 (1): 114-133. DOI: 10.3989/tp.2012.12082

Chrysanthi, A., Murrieta Flores, P. and Papadopoulous, K. (Eds.) (2012): Thinking Beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing and the Interpretive Process. Oxford. Archaeopress. British Archaeological Reports 2344.

Chrysanthi, A., Murrieta Flores, P. and Papadopoulous, K. (2012): Archaeological Computing: Towards Prosthesis or Amputation? In Chrysanthi, A., Murrieta Flores, P. and Papadopoulous, K (eds.) Thinking Beyond the Tool: Archaeological Computing and the Interpretive Process. Oxford. Archaeopress. British Archaeological Reports 2344: 7-13.

Murrieta-Flores, P., Wheatley, D., Strutt, K., Mas Florit, C. and Cau Ontiveros, M.A. (2012): Prospección geofísica en la basílica de Cap des Port, Fornells (Mercadal, Menorca): resultados preliminares. Revista de Menorca. L’Institut Menorquí d’Estudis, 91: 59-82.

2011

Murrieta-Flores, P., Wheatley, D. and García Sanjuan, L.  (2011): Movilidad, trashumancia y paisaje prehistórico: Estudio del paisaje arqueológico de Almadén de la Plata, Andalucía a través de un SIG. In Mayoral Herrera, V., and Celestino Pérez, S (eds.) Actas del V Simposio Internacional de Arqueología de Mérida.  Sistemas de Información Geográfica y Análisis Arqueológico del Territorio, (Mérida, 7-10 de Noviembre de 2007). Anejos del Archivo Espaniol de Arqueología LIX, Instituto de Arqueología-Mérida, CSIC-Junta de Extremadura. Mérida: 411-423.

Murrieta-Flores, P., Wheatley, D. and García Sanjuan, L. (2011): Antes de los mapas: navegación y orientación terrestre en la Prehistoria Reciente Ibérica. PH: Boletín del Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico, 19 (77): 85-88.

Pereda, J. And Murrieta-Flores, P. (2011): The Role of Lucha Libre in the Construction of Mexican Male Identity. MeCCSA-PGN Journal, 4 (21): 1-19.

2010

Wheatley, D. W., García Sanjuán, L., Murrieta-Flores, P. and Márquez Pérez, J. (2010): The megalithic phenomenon in Southern Spain: Approaching the landscape dimension, Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 29 (4): 387-405. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0092.2010.00354.x

Murrieta-Flores P. (2010): Travelling in a Prehistoric Landscape: Exploring the possible influences that shaped human movement.  In Frischer, B., Webb Crawford,  J.  and Koller, D. (Eds.) Making History Interactive. Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA). Proceedings of the 37th International Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States of America, March 22-26, 2009. Oxford. Archaeopress, British Archaeological Reports S2079: 258-276.

Murrieta-Flores P. (2010): Espacio, Tiempo y Forma. Prehistoria y Arqueología, Serie 1, No. 1, 2008. Homenaje a Eduardo Ripoll Perelló. Archaeological Review from Cambridge, 25 (1).

2009

García Sanjuán, L., Wheatley, D. W., Murrieta-Flores, P. and Márquez Pérez, J. (2009): Los SIG y el análisis espacial en Arqueología. Aplicaciones en la Prehistoria Reciente del Sur de España. In Nieto Prieto, F. X. y Cau Ontiveros, M. A. (Eds.) Arqueología Nàutica Mediterrànea. Monografias del Centro de Arqueología Subacuática de Cataluña. Girona. CASC, 8: 163-180.

2008

Wheatley, D. and Murrieta-Flores, P. (2008): Grandes piedras en un mundo cambiante: Los monumentos megalíticos en sus paisajes. IN PH: Boletín del Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico, 67: 24-33.

Murrieta-Flores, P. (2008) El proceso productivo del azúcar en época colonial y sus materiales arqueológicos: el caso de la Hacienda de Tecoyutla, Guerrero. Revista Arqueología, INAH, 38: 90-111.