Dr Catherine Porter is a historical geographer based at the University of Limerick with research interests in geospatial technologies and mixed method approaches for the analysis and interpretation of early source material. She specialises in the narratives of early cartography, with a focus on maps of Ireland from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. She has worked on projects funded by the European Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and the J B Harley Trust for which she was awarded the J B Harley Research Fellowship in the History of Cartography. Catherine is currently PI on the Irish Research Council / Arts and Humanities Research Council co-funded project 'OS200: Digitally remapping Ireland's Ordnance Survey Heritage'. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and currently sits on the editorial board for the Literary Geography: Theory and Practice book series published by University Wales Press. Prior to her appointment at the University of Limerick, Dr Porter held roles at Lancaster University, the University of Hull, Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast.