Chris Thomson

Senior LecturerChristopher Thomson

Undergraduate Co-ordinator - English / Digital Humanities Programme Co-ordinator
Karl Popper 604


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

  • 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. and Thomson C. (2019) Copyright and Post-disaster Archiving. Utrecht, Netherlands: DH2019 Digital Humanities Conference, 8-12 Jul 2019.
  • 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. 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.