• Room 02.033 - Geography Building 7 Elmwood Avenue

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

Willing to speak to media

19992019
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Interests

I am an historical geographer with particular research expertise in interpreting historic landscapes, maps, and built environments. In recognition of my professional contribution to Geography, in 2018 I received from the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) the Cuthbert Peek Award 

"For advancing geographical knowledge through the application of contemporary methods, including GIS and mapping."

Funded research projects over the past 20 years that have helped achieve this include "Mapping Medieval Townscapes" (http://www.qub.ac.uk/urban_mapping/), "Mapping Medieval Chester" (http://www.medievalchester.ac.uk/), "Linguistic Geographies" (http://www.goughmap.org/), "City Witness" (http://www.medievalswansea.ac.uk/en/), and "Surveying Empires" (http://www.surveyingempires.org/).

These projects have shaped the broader field of Geohumanities, as well as cross-disciplinary research agendas through collaborating with research organisations, non-academic partners and local communities both within the UK and around the globe.

I am currently Chair of the Historic Towns Trust (HTT), a charitable organisation that oversees the production of the British Historic Towns Atlas series (see http://historictownsatlas.org.uk/) as part of the wider international European historic towns atlases project (seehttp://www.historictownsatlas.org.uk/hta-programme) established in 1955.

My books include:

• Urban Life in the Middle Ages: 1000-1450 (Palgrave, 2002) 
• City and Cosmos: The Medieval World in Urban Form (Reaktion, 2009)
• Mapping Medieval Geographies (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

My current funded research projects include:

• ‘Living Legacies 1914-18: From Past Conflict to Shared Future’ – an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded public engagement centre based at Queen’s University Belfast to foster collaborations between academic and community researchers on heritage of World War 1 – for more information see http://www.livinglegacies1914-18.ac.uk/ 

• ‘Mapping Lineages: Quantifying the Evolution of Maps of the British Isles’ – a Leverhulme Trust funded project in collaboration with University of Liverpool and National University of Ireland Maynooth, in partnership with the British Library, to result in a new interactive mapping platform allowing users to navigate the changing nature of cartography of Britain and Ireland.

• ‘Inventor of Britain: The Complete Works of Humphrey Llwyd’ – an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project in collaboration with University of Exeter and National Library of Wales, to explore Humphrey Llwyd’s work as a Renaissance geographer and cartographer at a particularly exciting point in the long history of European cartography.

• ‘Surveying Empires – Archaeologies of Colonial Cartography’ – a project funded by the British Academy exploring the material cultures of surveying and map-making in India through the field-practices the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, evaluating and interpreting the sites, locales and landscape legacies of ‘colonial cartography’ in a post-colonial world.

Achievements

Awards and Distinctions

  • Institute Fellow, The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, QUB, 2016-
  • Institute Fellow, Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities (ICRH), QUB, 2013
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA, 2008
  • Leverhulme Research Fellowship, 2006-7
  • British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, 1996-1999 

Elected and appointed positions on external research bodies:

  • Chair, Historic Towns Trust/British Historic Towns Atlas, 2014-
  • Board Member, International Commission of the History of Towns (ICHT), 2011-
  • Chair, ‘Spatial Technologies and the Medieval City’ (STeMCity) research network, 2011-13
  • UK Co-representative, General Assembly of the International Commission of the History of Towns (ICHT), 2010-
  • Board member, British Historic Towns Atlas Committee, 2006-
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHS), elected 2005.
  • Council Officer (Treasurer), 2005-2008, International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF)
  • Conference officer, 1997-2000, Historical Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society.
  • Committee member, 1998-2000, 2003-2006, Medieval Settlement Research Group. 

 

Teaching

Current Teaching:

GGY1011 Human Geographies of the Modern World

GGY2002 GIS and Landscapes

GGY3030 Maps and Mappings

 

 

 

Current Administrative Roles

School of NBE, Director of Research ('Culture & Society')

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Keith Lilley is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 14 Similar Profiles
Medieval Earth & Environmental Sciences
GIS Earth & Environmental Sciences
town Social Sciences
geography Social Sciences
Ireland Social Sciences
Geographical Information System Social Sciences
modernity Earth & Environmental Sciences
surveying Earth & Environmental Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2007 2019

Selected Research Output 1999 2019

Landscape mapping and symbolic form: drawing as a creative medium in cultural geography

Lilley, K., 2000, Cultural Turns/ Geographical Turns. Ryan, J., Naylor, S., Crouch, D. & Cook, I. (eds.). London: Longman, p. 231 245 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Decline or decay? Urban landscapes in late-medieval England

Lilley, K., 2000, Towns in Decline. AD100-1600. Slater, T. (ed.). Ashgate Publishing, p. 235 265 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Exploring change in urban areas using GIS: data sources, linkages and problems

Lilley, K., Lloyd, C., Shuttleworth, I. & Gregory, I., Mar 2012, In : Annals of GIS. 18, 1, p. 71-80 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

A silent witness? Medieval urban landscapes and unfolding their mapping histories

Lilley, K. D. & Dean, G., 2015, In : Journal of Medieval History. 41, 3, p. 273-291 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Urban Landscape
Medieval Period
Witness
History
Swansea

Maps of Medieval Thought? Cartographical Imaginaries, Cultural Symbolism and Urban Forms of the Late Middle Ages

Lilley, K., Oct 2015, Lords and Towns in Medieval Europe: The European Historic Towns Atlas Project. Simms, A. & Clarke, H. B. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, p. 399-418 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Latin Language
Geography
Medieval Period
Art
Historical Geography

City and Cosmos: The Medieval World in Urban Form

Lilley, K. D., 10 Jul 2009, Reaktion Books. 256 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Prizes

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Keith Lilley (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Election to learned society

Leverhulme Research Fellowship

Keith Lilley (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Monarch
Medieval Period
Fellowship

Mapping medieval geographies conference, UCLA

Keith Lilley (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Royal Geographical Society's (RGS) Cuthbert Peek Award

Keith Lilley (Recipient), 04 Jun 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

geographical knowledge
GIS
method

Selected Activities 1997 2017

Revisiting New Towns of the Middle Ages - a conference and field seminar

Keith Lilley (Organiser)
May 2010

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Castle towns and conquerors conference

Keith Lilley (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

The Language of Maps

Keith Lilley (Organiser)
Jun 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

11th European Urban History Conference

Keith Lilley (Speaker)
Aug 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Unravelling historical geographies of British cartography

Keith Lilley (Speaker)
Mar 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

CULTURES ET IDÉOLOGIES URBAINES DANS LES ANCIENS PAYS-BAS

Keith Lilley (Keynote/plenary speaker)
Mar 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Arizona State University

Keith Lilley (Visitor)
Apr 2013

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

International Medieval Congress

Keith Lilley (Speaker)
Jul 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

PhD External Examiner

Keith Lilley (Examiner)
2004

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

Flemish Government Funding Agency (Innovation by Science & Technology) (External organisation)

Keith Lilley (Reviewer)
2014

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

‘Mapping Places: Spaces of flow in medieval geographic thought and practice’, Oxford Late Medieval Seminar Series

Keith Lilley (Speaker)
Feb 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Looking behind the map - a public lecture

Keith Lilley (Lecturer)
Jun 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Polish National Science Centre (External organisation)

Keith Lilley (Reviewer)
Mar 2015

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

Mapping the March - public lecture

Keith Lilley (Lecturer)
23 Apr 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

International Medieval Congress

Keith Lilley (Session chair)
Jul 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Historic Towns Trust

Keith Lilley (Chair)
2014 → …

Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Quantifying Cartographic Evolution: Mapping Lineages in Medieval and Early-Modern Britain and Ireland (1250-1650)

Keith Lilley (Speaker)
19 Mar 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Council Member, International Commission for the History of Towns

Keith Lilley (Member)
01 Sep 2011

Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Urban History (Journal)

Keith Lilley (Editorial board member)
01 Jan 2012

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Thesis

File

Mapping spaces: towards a quantitative methodology for exploring maps and mapping in early modern Ireland, c.1530-1610

Author: Porter, C., 2014

Supervisor: Lilley, K. (Supervisor) & Ell, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy