I’m the Director of the Digital Humanities Research Centre based at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Chester. I’m also ERC Senior Researcher at the ‘Past in its Place Project’ (2014-2016) and Lecturer in Digital Humanities (from 2017). I’m part of the team of the HERA ‘Deepdead Project’ (2016-2019), a collaborator in the ‘Spatial Humanities Project’ at Lancaster University, and the European Cost Action ‘Reassembling the Republic of Letters’. My interest lies in the application of technologies for Humanities and her primary area of research is the Spatial Humanities and the investigation of different aspects of space, place and time using a range of technologies including GIS and Corpus Linguistic approaches. See some of my publications here: Patricia Murrieta-Flores in Academia.


2012 PhD Archaeological Computing. University of Southampton, UK.

2007 MSc Archaeological Computing (with distinction). University of Southampton, UK.

2005 BSc (Hons) Archaeology (Summa cum laude). Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, México.


Selected publications:


Murrieta-Flores, P., Donaldson, C., and Gregory, I. (2017-In Press) GIS and Literary History: Advancing Digital Humanities Research Through the spatial Analysis of Eighteen-Century Travel Writing. Digital Humanities Quarterly. 11 (1).

Murrieta-Flores, P. and Williams, H. (2017-In press) Placing the Pillar of Eliseg: Movement, Visibility and Memory in the Early Medieval Landscape. Medieval Archaeology. 60 (1).

Murrieta-Flores, P., and Howell, N. (2017-forthcoming) Advancing the Spatial Humanities through Medieval Romance: Moving into the digital analysis of vague and imaginary place in historical and literary texts. Submitted for review.

Murrieta-Flores, P. and Gregory, I. (2017-In Press) Cruzando fronteras en Humanidades Digitales: Análisis Geográfico de Textos de interés histórico y arqueológico con Sistemas de Información Geográfica. IN Jiménez-Badillo, D. (Ed.). 2017. Arqueología Computacional. Nuevos enfoques para el análisis y la difusión del patrimonio cultural. INAH: Mexico.


Cooper D., Donaldson C. and Murrieta-Flores, P. (Eds.) (2016) Literary Mapping in the Digital Age. Aldershot: Ashgate, Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities. ISBN: 978-1-4724-4130-0.

Cooper D., Donaldson C. and Murrieta-Flores, P. (2016) Introduction: Digital Literary Geographies. IN Literary Mapping in the Digital Age. Aldershot: Ashgate, Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities. ISBN: 978-1-4724-4130-0.

Gregory, I., and Murrieta-Flores, P. (2016) Geographical Information Systems as a Tool for Exploring the Spatial Humanities. IN Crompton, C., Lane, R., and Siemens, R. (Eds.) Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research. Oxford: Routledge. ISBN: 9781315707860.

Donaldson, C., Murrieta-Flores, P., and Gregory, I. (2016) Distant and close readings of the geographies in corpora: Mapping Norman Nicholson’s poems and letters. IN Proceedings of the Third Conference on Digital Humanities in Luxembourg with a Special Focus on Reading Historical Sources in the Digital Age. Vol. 1681. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. ISSN 1613-0073.


Murrieta-Flores, P. and Gregory, I. (2015) Further frontiers in GIS: Extending Spatial Analysis to Textual Sources in Archaeology. Open Archaeology (1): 166-175. DOI 10.1515/opar-2015-0010.

Murrieta-Flores, P., Baron, A., Gregory, I., Hardie, A., and Rayson, P. (2015) Automatically analysing large texts in a GIS environment: The Registrar General’s reports and cholera in the nineteenth century. Transactions in GIS. (2): 296-320. doi: 10.1111/tgis.12106.

Donaldson, C., Gregory, I. and Murrieta-Flores, P. (2015) Mapping ‘Wordsworthshire’: A GIS Study of Literary Tourism in Victorian Lakeland, Journal of Victorian Culture Vol. 20, (3): 287-307. DOI:10.1080/13555502.2015.1058089

Gregory, I., Donaldson, C., Murrieta-Flores, P. and Rayson, P. (Eds.) (2015) Spatial Humanities: Present and Future. Special Issue, International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 9 (1). DOI: 10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135

Gregory I.N., Donaldson C., Murrieta-Flores P. and Rayson P. (2015) Geoparsing, GIS and textual analysis: Current developments in Spatial Humanities research. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 9 (1): 1-14. DOI: 10.3366/ijhac.2015.0135


Murrieta-Flores, P. (2014): Developing computational approaches for the study of movement: The impact of visibility in terrestrial navigation during Iberian Late Prehistory. In Silvia Polla and Philip Verhagen (Eds.), Computational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology. Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape Formation and Transformation. Berlin, Boston. De Gruyter: 99–132. DOI: 10.1515/9783110288384.99. ISBN (Online): 9783110288384.

Murrieta-Flores, P., García Sanjuán, L., and Wheatley, D. (2014): Modelando la movilidad y el movimiento a través de los SIG. Estudios de Caso en la Prehistoria Reciente de Sierra Morena Occidental. IN García Alfonso, E. (Ed.) Movilidad, Cambio y Contacto. II Congreso de Prehistoria de Andalucía. Junta de Andalucía: 77-92. ISBN: 978-84-9959-167-4

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    For my projects see:



    Deputy Chair of WG1 Space and Time, EU-COST Action IS1310: Reassembling the Republic of Letters.

    President of the Mexican national chapter, International Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology.

    Review Editor:
    Frontiers in Digital Humanities.

    Managing Editor:
    Digital Literary Studies Journal.

    Scientific Reviewer:
    • PLOS One
    • Frontiers in Digital Archaeology
    • Frontiers in Digital Humanities.
    • Journal PH Investigación, Instituto Andaluz de Patrimonio Histórico.
    • Complutum. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
    • Digital Humanities Quarterly.
    • Austrian Science Fund.
    • Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology

    Member of the Scientific Committees:
    • Virtual Heritage Network (VHN).

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