Dr Ian Johnson

Dr

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 293513142

Website TimeMap
Academia.edu
Heurist

Biographical details

Research:

Development of eResearch tools for research-led modelling and collaborative management of research data;

Development of new methods of modelling historical events, linking events into historical narratives and displaying events as historical timelines and interactive maps on the web;

Uses of maps and timelines in cultural institutions and teaching.

Qualifications:

BA (Cambridge 1972), DES (Bordeaux 1976), PhD ANU(1980)

Current appointment:

Honorary Associate, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Sydney

Past appointments:

Senior Research Fellow, University of Sydney 1997 - 2015

Director, Arts eResearch, University of Sydney 2011 - 2013

Director, Archaeological Computing Laboratory 1997 - 2011

Professional Officer, Archaeology, University of Sydney 1990 – 1996

Registrar of Aboriginal Sites, NSW Nat. Parks & Wildlife 1987 – 1990

Lead Programmer, Arkansas Archaeological Survey 1984 – 1987

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Queensland 1983 – 1984

Laboratory Manager, Kakadu project, ANU. 1981 – 1982

Research interests

Current projects

Major project:

I have been involved to a greater or lesser extent in the following recent projects which use Heurist:

  • Beyond 1914, USyd
  • Digital Harlem Vsn 2, USyd
  • Dictionary of Sydney, DoS, CoS
  • Roehampton Campus Project, Roehampton
  • Research Knowledge Sharing Facilitator, KCL, Sciences Po.
  • The Virtual Museum of Balinese Paintings, USyd
  • Early Agricultual Remnants and Technologies, CNRS/ESF
  • Atlanta Phoenix archaeological project, U. Georgia
  • Federated Archaeological Information Management System, Macquarie U., NeCTAR
  • Humanities Networked Infrastructure, Deakin U., NeCTAR
  • Burns photographic collection, NEAF, Usyd

for a full list seeheuristnetwork.org/research-projects/

Associations

Australian Archaeological Association (Hon. Life Member)

Computer Applications in Archaeology (Chair, Austrlaian Chapter)

Selected grants

2014

  • Federated Archaeological Information Management System; Johnson I; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2012

  • Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI): unlocking and uniting Australias cultural data; Johnson I; National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources/Research Support.
  • Produce web-based digital resources (including an interactive map and social media site) that unite representations of the natural environment in film and literature with scientific understandings of ecological issues; Johnson I, Stadler J; Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Fed)/Inspiring Australia - Unlocking Australia's Potential grants.
  • Federated Archaeological Information Management System; Ross S, Johnson I; National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources/Research Support.

2010

  • Biomap; Johnson I; European Community/Research Support.
  • Enriching digital history: adding semantic, spatial and community value to the Dictionary of Sydney; Johnson I, Yeats C, Butler-Bowdon C, Murray L, Chan S, Coleman R, Waterhouse R, Butler-Bowdon C, Chan S, Yeats C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2008

  • Education and New Media Technology Smart Services - CRC Project No. ENM01; Greenhalgh A, Reimann P, Johnson I, Kay J; Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre./Research Support.
  • BIOMAP; King M, Johnson I; European Commission (Belgium)/Seventh Framework Network of Excellence Programme.
  • Mapping the past using advanced technologies: Satellite applications for uncovering archaeological remains at Angkor; Fletcher R, Evans D, Traviglia A, Traviglia R, Johnson I; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage International: ARC International Fellowships (ARCIF).

2007

  • Rethinking timelines: a new methodology for describing and communicating history; Mostern R, Robertson S, Reimann P, Johnson I, Crayford M, Tardif R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2005

  • The Dictionary of Sydney: Delivering the citys digital multimedia resources to the wider community; Garton S, Johnson I, Coleman R, Ashton P, Fitzgerald S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2004

  • Living with Heritage: Integrating time place and culture for World Heritage conservation; Fletcher R, Johnson I, Bruce E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2002

  • Time Map methodology development for the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative; Johnson I, Foushee J; University of California, Directed Research Development/BLO Project.

2001

  • Development of an interactive Java map based interface for searching and representing Macquarie Net Data research agreement between Macquarie Online Pty Ltd and The University of Sydney; Tardif R, Johnson I; Macquarie Online Pty Ltd/BLO Project.

2000

  • SPIRT 2000: TIMEMAP - an analytic, information system for generating interactive visualisations to d; Johnson I.
  • TIMEMAP: An analytic, information system for generating interactive visualisation to dynamically represent cultural change in space and time; Johnson I, Patrick J, Fletcher R, McPhedran R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research and Training (SPIRT).
  • Interactive TimeMap and database of World Heritage Sites; Johnson I, Bunting D; UNESCO (France)/BLO Project.
  • The Australian Paliochora-Kythera Archaeological survey; Johnson I; Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust/Archaeological Research.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Mostern, R., Johnson, I. (2008). From named place to naming event: creating gazetteers for history. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 22(10), 1091-1108. [More Information]
  • Johnson, I. (2008). Mapping the fourth dimension: A Ten Year Retrospective. Archeologia e Calcolatori, 19, 31-43.
  • Fletcher, R., Johnson, I., Bruce, E., Khuon, K. (2007). Living with heritage: Site monitoring and heritage values in Greater Angkor and the Angkor World Heritage Site, Cambodia. World Archaeology, 39(3), 385-405. [More Information]
  • Johnson, I. (2005). Indexing and delivery of historical maps using TimeMapTM. NLA News (National Library of Australia News), 15(4).
  • Johnson, I. (2004). Putting Time On The Map: Using Timemap For Map Animation And Web Delivery. GeoInformatics (Netherlands), (July/August 2004), 26-29.
  • Johnson, I., Wilson, A. (2003). Making the most of maps: field survey on the island of Kythera. Journal of GIS in Archaeology, 11, 79-89.
  • Johnson, I., Wilson, A. (2003). The TimeMap Project: Developing time-based GIS display for cultural data. Journal of GIS in Archaeology, 11, 125-135.
  • Johnson, I. (2002). Contextualising Archaeological Information Through Interactive Maps. Internet Archaeology, (12).
  • Coroneos, C., Diacopoulos, L., Gregory, T., Johnson, I., Noller, J., Paspalas, S., Wilson, A. (2002). The Australian Paliochora-Kythera Archaeological Survey. Field Seasons 1999-2000. Mediterranean Archaeology, 15, 126-143.

Conferences

  • Johnson, I. (2005). Studying Angkor: integration of GIS, GPS, remote sensing and contemporary observation. 24th International Research Symposium - Reading Historical Spatial Information from around the World: Studies of Culture and Civilization Based on Geographic Information Systems Data, Japan: International Research Center for Japanese Studies.
  • Johnson, I. (2004). Aoristic Analysis: Seeds Of A New Approach To Mapping Archaeological Distributions Though Time. Enter the past: 30th Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference, Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Johnson, I. (2004). Challenges For Online Digital Cultural Atlases. Computing Arts 2004, : University of Melbourne.
  • Johnson, I. (2003). Integrating databases with maps: the delivery of cultural data through TimeMap. International Conference: Museums and the Web 2003, USA: Archives and Museum Informatics.
  • Johnson, I. (2003). Mapping the Humanities: The Whole is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts. Computing Arts 2001: Digital Resources for Research in the Humanities, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Johnson, I. (2002). From metadata to animation: web-based searching and mapping of cultural heritage information. Heritage Mamagement Mapping: GIS and Multimedia, France: UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
  • Johnson, I. (2002). The TimeMap Kiosk: Del;ivering Historical Images in a Spatio-Temporal Context. Computer Applications in Archaeology, United Kingdom: Archaeopress.

Reference Works

  • Johnson, I. (2007). Sites-Mapping Methods. In Deborah M. Pearsall (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Archaeology vol 3. (pp. 2017-2034). New York: Academic Press.

Other

  • Searle, A., Johnson, I. (2014), Religious Nonconformity and Performance in Britain (c. 1620-1680) prototype database schema. [More Information]

2014

  • Searle, A., Johnson, I. (2014), Religious Nonconformity and Performance in Britain (c. 1620-1680) prototype database schema. [More Information]

2008

  • Mostern, R., Johnson, I. (2008). From named place to naming event: creating gazetteers for history. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 22(10), 1091-1108. [More Information]
  • Johnson, I. (2008). Mapping the fourth dimension: A Ten Year Retrospective. Archeologia e Calcolatori, 19, 31-43.

2007

  • Fletcher, R., Johnson, I., Bruce, E., Khuon, K. (2007). Living with heritage: Site monitoring and heritage values in Greater Angkor and the Angkor World Heritage Site, Cambodia. World Archaeology, 39(3), 385-405. [More Information]
  • Johnson, I. (2007). Sites-Mapping Methods. In Deborah M. Pearsall (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Archaeology vol 3. (pp. 2017-2034). New York: Academic Press.

2005

  • Johnson, I. (2005). Indexing and delivery of historical maps using TimeMapTM. NLA News (National Library of Australia News), 15(4).
  • Johnson, I. (2005). Studying Angkor: integration of GIS, GPS, remote sensing and contemporary observation. 24th International Research Symposium - Reading Historical Spatial Information from around the World: Studies of Culture and Civilization Based on Geographic Information Systems Data, Japan: International Research Center for Japanese Studies.

2004

  • Johnson, I. (2004). Aoristic Analysis: Seeds Of A New Approach To Mapping Archaeological Distributions Though Time. Enter the past: 30th Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference, Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Johnson, I. (2004). Challenges For Online Digital Cultural Atlases. Computing Arts 2004, : University of Melbourne.
  • Johnson, I. (2004). Putting Time On The Map: Using Timemap For Map Animation And Web Delivery. GeoInformatics (Netherlands), (July/August 2004), 26-29.

2003

  • Johnson, I. (2003). Integrating databases with maps: the delivery of cultural data through TimeMap. International Conference: Museums and the Web 2003, USA: Archives and Museum Informatics.
  • Johnson, I., Wilson, A. (2003). Making the most of maps: field survey on the island of Kythera. Journal of GIS in Archaeology, 11, 79-89.
  • Johnson, I. (2003). Mapping the Humanities: The Whole is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts. Computing Arts 2001: Digital Resources for Research in the Humanities, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Johnson, I., Wilson, A. (2003). The TimeMap Project: Developing time-based GIS display for cultural data. Journal of GIS in Archaeology, 11, 125-135.

2002

  • Johnson, I. (2002). Contextualising Archaeological Information Through Interactive Maps. Internet Archaeology, (12).
  • Johnson, I. (2002). From metadata to animation: web-based searching and mapping of cultural heritage information. Heritage Mamagement Mapping: GIS and Multimedia, France: UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
  • Coroneos, C., Diacopoulos, L., Gregory, T., Johnson, I., Noller, J., Paspalas, S., Wilson, A. (2002). The Australian Paliochora-Kythera Archaeological Survey. Field Seasons 1999-2000. Mediterranean Archaeology, 15, 126-143.
  • Johnson, I. (2002). The TimeMap Kiosk: Del;ivering Historical Images in a Spatio-Temporal Context. Computer Applications in Archaeology, United Kingdom: Archaeopress.

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