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David Russell

History, University of Leicester

Thesis title:

Stretching the Evidence: An examination of the English Landscape through a Geographical Information System (GIS), 1573-1700

My research takes a technical approach into landscape investigations that focuses on three non-contiguous counties: Cornwall, Leicestershire and Norfolk. The project is innovational in its use of GIS to map both the landscape and literary observations utilising a series of datasets. Sourcing, collecting and combining data from cartographers, antiquarians, chorographers and poets will offer a new insight into the interaction between humans and their environment. And ask how the landscape was perceived by its inhabitants and portrayed by the writers and cartographers.

Research Area

  • History

Other Research Interests

  • Landscape
  • Cartography
  • Cartometry
  • Toponymy


  • Medieval Settlement Research Group