UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Christopher James Thomson

School of Humanities and Creative Arts; English

Researcher Summary

My research interests lie at the intersection of literary studies and digital humanities, particularly on the way digital media technologies shape and are shaped by cultural practices. Currently I am working on a database and website project entitled Kōmako: a bibliography of writing by Māori in English (with Dr Bridget Underhill), and on an analysis of digital media responses to the Canterbury earthquakes. I have other research interests in adaptations of literature in digital media, posthumanism in literature, and on the application of text mining as a research method in the humanities.

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Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Thomson CJ. (2017) Intranet Art: Alethicorp and the Satire of Protocol. Melbourne: Digital Games Research Association, 3-6 Jul 2017 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Angelo AF., Walsh L. and Thomson CJ. (2016) "Citing the Institutional Repository". University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Institutional Repository Staff Forum, 1-1 Jan 2016 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Matheson D. and Thomson C. (2016) Reflecting on collaboration as method. Newcastle, Australia: ANZCA 2016: Creating Space in the Fifth Estate, 6-8 Jul 2016 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Hunt J. and Thomson C. (2015) Extending QuakeStudies for a Learning Legacy. Wellington, New Zealand: National Digital Forum, 13-15 Nov 2015 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Smithies J., Millar P. and Thomson C. (2015) Open Principles, Open Data: The Design Principles and Architecture of the UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive. Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities 1(JADH conference 2011-2013): 10-36. http://doi.org/10.17928/jjadh.1.1_10. (Journal Articles)
  • Smithies JD., Millar P. and Thomson CJ. (2015) Building Post-disaster Social Capital: A Current State Report on the UC CEISMIC Digital Archive. Sydney, Australia: Annual Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (DH2015), 1-3 Jul 2015 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Thomson CJ. (2015) Digital technologies and material culture in post-earthquake Christchurch. Melbourne, Australia: Digital Densities Symposium, 26-27 Mar 2015 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Underhill B. and Thomson C. (2015) Kōmako: a bibliography of writing by Māori in English. Christchurch, New Zealand: Te Hā Te Waipounamu Writers' Hui, 17-17 Oct 2015 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Millar P., Smithies JD. and Thomson CJ. (2013) UC CEISMIC: a federated database for post-disaster research and information management. Christchurch, New Zealand: Proceedings of the Rhise Group Symposium, 22-22 Nov 2013 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Millar P., Smithies JD. and Thomson C. (2012) Digital Humanities and Disaster: The UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive. Wellington, New Zealand: NZ eResearch Symposium (NZERS 2012), 4-6 Jul 2012 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Thomson CJ. (2012) Digitising a Bibliography of Writing by Māori in English. Canberra, Australia: Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting, 28-30 Mar 2012 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Thomson CJ. and Underhill B. (2012) Kōmako: a bibliography of writing by Māori in English. Wellington, New Zealand: National Digital Forum 2012, 20-21 Nov 2012 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Millar P. and Thomson CJ. (2011) Humanities Computing at the University of Canterbury. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: NZ eResearch Symposium 2011, 30-30 Jun 2011 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Thomson CJ. (2008) Powers of Misrecognition': Masculinity and the Politics of the Aesthetic in the Fiction of John Banville. Christchurch, New Zealand. University of Canterbury. (Theses / Dissertations)
  • Thomson CJ. (2006) ‘Father, the gate is open’: intertextuality and the drama of masculinity in John Banville’s fiction. Sydney, Australia: International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures 2006 Conference, 20-23 Jul 2006 (Conference Contributions - Other)