Chris Thomson

Senior LecturerChristopher Thomson

Head of Department Digital Humanities / Co-director, UC Arts Digital Lab
Karl Popper 604
Internal Phone: 94646

Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • Millar P., Thomson CJ., Smithies J. and Middendorf J. (2019) The Challenge, the Project, and the Politics: Lessons from Six Years of the UC CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive. In Bouterey S; Marceau LE (Ed.), Crisis and Disaster in Japan and New Zealand: 159-179. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Thomson CJ. (2019) Christchurch’s post-disaster digital archives. In Garrie BAC; Ibbotson R (Ed.), Things Change: Material culture, memory and transformation in post-quake Christchurch Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Thomson CJ. (2018) REVIEW: Noted: Perfect media research text for undergraduates. Pacific Journalism Review 24(1) Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Pacific Media Centre.
  • Jones C., Thomson CJ., Shirota M., Rolston E., Parker T. and Middendorf J. (2017) Canterbury Roll Project (Stage 1).Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Stevenson JR., Vargo J., Thomson CJ. and Walsh L. (2017) Resilience & Data in New Zealand: the Data Integration and Visualisation En Masse (DIVE) Platform 2016 Summary. In Resilience & Data in New Zealand: the Data Integration and Visualisation En Masse (DIVE) Platform 2016 Summary, Resilient Organisations Ltd.. Commissioned by Tertiary Education Commission and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. 25.