[Iag-list] "Mapping Lineages: Quantifying the Evolution of Maps of the British Isles" - post-doctoral research opportunity

Brendan Whyte obiwonfive at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 1 08:21:45 AEST 2015

 Dear colleagues,
 Thanks to generous funding from The Leverhulme Trust, for a three-year project called:
 "Mapping Lineages: Quantifying the Evolution of Maps of the British Isles"
 there is a post-doctoral research opportunity available, based at the University of Liverpool, under the direction of Dr Chris Lloyd.
 The post will be of particular interest to historians of cartography with expertise in Geographical Information Systems.
 Please feel free to forward this information to your colleagues and students.
 Details on the post are:
 This exciting opportunity arises from a recent Leverhulme Trust award to support a project which explores lineages in maps of Britain from the eleventh to the seventeenth Centuries, with a focus on assessing how far manuscript and printed maps borrow from previous maps or provide evidence of cartographic innovation. The project will entail digitisation of historic maps of Britain and analysis of spatial distortions in the positioning of places - where maps have similar distortion patterns this may suggest a common source. While the project will seek to provide quantitative comparisons of the selected maps, we will also consider factors like modes of representation in terms of the symbols used as well as evidence of hierarchies of places. You should have a PhD in Historical Geography, Geographic Information Science, Cartographic History or the broader Social Sciences (with a quantitative focus) along with experience of manipulating large historic datasets. Knowledge of cartographic history research would also be desirable. The post is available until 30 September 2018.    
 see - http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AMB959/postdoctoral-research-associate/
 all best wishes,
 Keith D. Lilley
 Professor of Historical Geography
 Director: 'Living Legacies 1914-18: From Past Conflict to Shared Future' WW1 public engagement centre
 School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology Queen's University Belfast
 +44(0)28 9097 3363
 k.lilley at qub.ac.uk
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