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Spatial Data, Spatial Humanities


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A look at the research being carried out by Dr Stuart Dunn at Kings College London. This includes his work on rediscovering Corpse Paths in Great Britain.

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Spatial Data, Spatial Humanities

  1. 1. Spatial data, Spatial humanities Stuart Dunn Department of Digital Humanities King’s College London 22nd March 2018
  2. 2. Measuring the world Peter Heylyn, 1599 – 1662
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  4. 4. Corpse-paths Now it is the time of night When the graves all open wide Every one lets for its sprite In the church-way paths to glide Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 2, Sc. 3
  5. 5. Corpse-paths
  6. 6. Wm. Self. Weeks. "Public Right of Way Believed to Be Created by the Passage of a Corpse." Folklore (1928): 393-398. Corpse-paths
  7. 7. “Some of our mountain hamlets are far from the parish church, which has given rise to the “corpse road,” which goes straight a lance to the village centre … But the official who dared to meddle with the corpse road, even though it might not be sued once in twenty years, was in for dire trouble”. -37
  8. 8. Mardale - Schap
  9. 9. Mardale - Schap