Dr Ian Johnson

BA (Cambridge 1972), DES (Bordeaux 1976), PhD ANU(1980)
Honorary Associate, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 293513142

Website 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.

Research interests

Digital Humanities, Archaeological GIS ,Digital Archaeology, Digital History, Humanities Visualization, Digital Heritage, Archaeological Informatics, Information Visualisation, Museum Informatics,Temporal GIS, Archaeological Information Systems (AIS), Humanties Computing, Cyber-Archaeology, Animated cartography, Archaeology, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Current research students

Project title Research student
The Price of God: Sectarian Violence, Islamic Fundamentalism, and the Control of Resources in Northern Iraq. Daniel TOWER

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 see heuristnetwork.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

  • 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 and Science/Inspiring Australia - Unlocking Australia's Potential grants.
  • Federated Archaeological Information Management System; Ross S, Johnson I; National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources/Research Support.
  • Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI): unlocking and uniting Australias cultural data; Johnson I; National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources/Research Support.

2010

  • 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).
  • Biomap; Johnson I; European Community/Research Support.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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).

Selected publications & creative works

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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.

Web Site / Exhibition

  • Horne, J., Morrison, N., Johnson, I., Gillroy, E., Higgins, J. (2014). Beyond 1914 - The University of Sydney and the Great War. , Australia.

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

  • Horne, J., Morrison, N., Johnson, I., Gillroy, E., Higgins, J. (2014). Beyond 1914 - The University of Sydney and the Great War. , Australia.
  • 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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