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.
- Jones C., Thomson C., Middendorf J., Hodgson N., Kogou S., Liang H. and Pickup C. (2019) Digital Humanities and Heritage Science Research Infrastructures. : 4. PARTHENOS. [Website].
- 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 C. (2019) String games: getting started with text extraction in Python. Rehua 429.
- Thomson C. (2019) String games: getting started with text extraction. Dunedin: University of Otago Digital Humanities Expo, 14 Oct 2019.
- Thomson C. (2019) Connections and contradictions: Unpacking the Digital Humanities Lab. Dunedin: University of Otago Digital Humanities Expo, 14-14 Oct 2019.