Verhoeven, Deb and Palmer, Stuart (2015) ‘Because it takes a village to fund the answers: Crowdfunding University Research’ in Crowdfunding the Future: Media Industries, Ethics and Digital Society (eds) Bertha Jones, Bethan Chin and Lucy Bennett, Peter Lang Publishers, Bern, pp. 133-156.

Verhoeven, Deb (2014) ‘Doing the Sheep Good: Facilitating Engagement in Digital Humanities and Creative Arts Research’ in Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Theory, Methods (eds) Paul Arthur and Katherine Bode, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 206-220.

Ryan, Mark David; Goldsmith, Ben; Cunningham, Stuart; Verhoeven, Deb (2014) ‘The Australian Screen Producer in Transition’, in Beyond the Bottom-Line: The Producer in Film and Television Studies, (eds) Andrew Spicer, Anthony McKenna and Christopher Meir, Continuum, pp. 125-142.

Verhoeven, Deb (2014) ‘Film, Video, DVD and Online Distribution’, in Media and Communication in Australia, 6th edition (eds) Stuart Cunningham and Sue Turnbull, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, pp. 151-171.

Verhoeven, Deb (2013) ‘What is a Cinema? Death, Closure and the Database’, in Watching Films: New Perspectives on Movie-Going, Exhibition and Reception (eds) Albert Moran and Karina Aveyard, Intellect Books, pp. 33-51.

Verhoeven, Deb; Arrowsmith, Colin (2013) ‘Mapping the ill disciplined? Spatial Analyses and Historical Change in the Post-War Film Industry’ in Locating the moving image: new approaches to film and place (eds) Julia Hallam and Les Roberts, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, pp.106-129.

Verhoeven, Deb (2011) ‘Film distribution in the diaspora: Temporality, community and national cinema’, in (eds) Richard Maltby et al, Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 243-260.

Verhoeven, Deb; Bowles, Kate; and Colin Arrowsmith (2009) ‘Mapping the movies: reflections on the use of geospatial technologies for historical cinema audience research’ Digital Tools in Media Studies (eds) Michael Ross, Manfred Grauer, Bernd Freisleben, Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, pp. 69-82.


Palmer, Stuart and Verhoeven, Deb (2016) Crowdfunding academic researchers – the importance of academic social media profiles, ECSM 2016: Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Social Media, Academic Conferences and Publishing International, Sonning Common, Eng., pp. 291-299

Verhoeven, Deb (2016) ‘As Luck Would Have It: Serendipity and Solace in Digital Research Infrastructure’, Feminist Media Histories (special issue on Archives and Archivists), Vol. 2, no. 1, January.

Verhoeven, Deb and Burrows, Toby (2015) ‘Aggregating Cultural Heritage Data for Research Use: The Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI)’, in Metadata and Semantics Research, 9th Research Conference, MTSR 2015, Manchester, UK, September 9–11, 2015: Proceedings, ed. Emmanouel Garoufallou, Richard J. Hartley, Panorea Gaitanou (Communications in Computer and Information Science, 544) (Cham: Springer), pp. 417-423.

Coate, Bronwyn and Verhoeven, Deb (2015)  ‘Counting the Cost: Exploring the impact of cinema ticket prices in Australia’, Metro Magazine, Issue 186, pp. 118-123

Davidson, Alwyn; Verhoeven, Deb; and Colin Arrowmsith (2015) ‘Petal Diagrams: A new technique for mapping historical change in the Film Industry’, International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 9.2, pp. 142–163 DOI: 10.3366/ijhac.2015.0146

Verhoeven, Deb; Davidson, Alwyn and Coate, Bronwyn (2015) ‘Australian films at large: Expanding the evidence about Australian cinema performance’, Studies in Australasian Cinema, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 7-20.

Verhoeven, Deb; Davidson, Alwyn; Gionfriddo, Alex;  Verhoeven, James and Gravestock, Peter (2014) Turning Gigabytes into Gigs: “Songification” and Live Music Data, Academic Quarter, vol 9 (Autumn), pp. 4-16.

Avital M, Andersson M, Nickerson J, Sundararajan A, Van Alstyne M, and Verhoeven, D (2014) ‘The Collaborative Economy: A Disruptive Innovation Or Much Ado About Nothing?’ in Proceedings Of The 35th International Conference On Information Systems; ICIS 2014 (eds) Karahanna E, Srinivasan A, Tan B Association For Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISEL), Atlanta,

Arrowsmith, Colin; Verhoeven, Deb, and Davidson, Alwyn and Coate, Bronwyn (2014) ‘Kinomatics: A global study into Cinema Data’, Proceedings of the Geospatial Science Research 3 Symposium (GSR_3), December 1 2014, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Science, RMIT University, Melbourne.

Taylor, Sarah; Arrowsmith, Colin and Cook, Nicole (2014) “‘A band on every corner’: Using historical GIS to describe changes in the Sydney and Melbourne live music scenes”, Proceedings of the Geospatial Science Research 3 Symposium (GSR_3), December 1 2014, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Science, RMIT University, Melbourne.

Johnson, Amanda and Arrowsmith, Colin (2014) ‘Techniques for analysing the relationship between population density and geographical features of interest’,  Proceedings of the Geospatial Science Research 3 Symposium (GSR_3), December 1 2014, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Science, RMIT University, Melbourne.

Arrowsmith, Colin; Verhoeven, Deb, and Davidson, Alwyn (2014) ‘Exhibiting the exhibitors: Spatial visualization for heterogeneous cinema venue data’, The Cartographic Journal, vol. 51, no. 3, 2014, pp.301-312.

Owen, Sue; Verhoeven, Deb; Horn, Anne; Robertson, Sabina (2014) ‘Collaboration Success in the Dataverse: Libraries as Digital Humanities Research Partners’, Proceedings of the IATUL Conference, Paper 1,

Burrows, Toby and Verhoeven, Deb (2014) ‘Linking and sharing data in the humanities and creative arts: building the HuNI Virtual Laboratory’, VALA2014 Proceedings,

Verhoeven, Deb (2013) Γεννημένος δυο φορές: η Dionysos Films και η δημιουργία ενός ελληνικού κινηματογραφικού κυκλώματος στην Αυστραλία Journal of Greek Film Studies 1:1, September,

Verhoeven, Deb (2012) ‘New Cinema History and the Computational Turn’, Beyond Art, Beyond Humanities, Beyond Technology: A New Creativity”, World Congress of Communication and the Arts Conference Proceedings, University of Minho, Portugal

Arrowsmith, Colin; Verhoeven, Deb (2011) ‘Visual methods for showing cinema circuits at varying temporal and spatial scales‘, in Colin Arrowsmith, Chris Bellman, William Cartwright, Simon Jones and Mark Shortis (ed.) Proceedings of the Geospatial Science Research Symposium, Melbourne, Australia

Davidson, Alwyn; Arrowsmith, Colin; Verhoeven, Deb (2011) ‘A method for the visual representation of historic multivariate point data’, in Advances in Cartography and GIScience, volume 2:  selection from ICC 2011, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp.163-178.

Verhoeven, Deb “Coming Soon (to a Theatre Near You): The Temporality of Global Film Distribution to Australia”  Media International Australia, Issue 136 (Aug 2010), pp. 146-161.


Taylor, Sarah  (2015). “Sydney Live Music: Dead or Alive?”, public lecture at the State Library of New South Wales, part of the What a Life! Rock photography by Tony Mott exhibition

Coate, B., Verhoeven, D., Davidson, A., Arrowsmith, C., & Zemaityte, V. (2015) ‘Feature Film Diversity on Australian Cinema Screens: Implications for the Domestic Film Industry,’ XVIIth Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand (FHAANZ) Conference, Queensland University of Technology, 1-3 July 2015.

Coate, B. (2015) ‘An Investigation of the Relationships between Engagement in the Arts and Social Connectedness: Evidence from Australia,’ The 41st International Conference of Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A), University of South Australia, 10-12 December 2015.

Arrowsmith, C. Verhoeven, D. Davidson, A. and Coate, B. (2015). “A Global Analysis of Cinema Performance”  Association of American Geographers conference held in Chicago, April 21-25, 2015.

Taylor, Sarah (2015). “Musical and mappable: Using GIS to understand change in live music scenes comprising paid and unpaid musicians”, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, 1-3 July 2015, Australian National University, Canberra

Avital M, Andersson M, Nickerson J, Sundararajan A, Van Alstyne M and Verhoeven, D (2014) The collaborative economy: a disruptive innovation or much ado about nothing? 35th International Conference on Information Systems; ICIS 2014 University of Auckland, December 14-17

Verhoeven, Deb; Davidson, Alwyn; and Coate, Bronwyn, (2014). The Cinema Cities Index: the potential of engagement-led research, eResearch Australasia 2014, Melbourne

Verhoeven, Deb; Burrows, Toby  and Davidson, Alwyn (2014). HuNI: Open Data Semantic Ontologies in the Digital Humanities, eResearch Australasia 2014, Melbourne.

Arrowsmith, Colin; Verhoeven, Deb, and Davidson, Alwyn, (2014). Kinomatics: a Co-produced Global Exploration of Cinematic Data, RGS Annual International Conference, London, August 29

Verhoeven, Deb; Davidson, Alwyn; Arrowsmith, Colin and Coate, Bronwyn, (2014). Kinomatics: Big Cultural Data and the Study of Cinema, DH2014, Lausanne, July 10

Verhoeven, Deb; Arrowsmith, Colin; Coate, Bronwyn and Davidson, Alwyn, (2014). Scaling: Kinomatics and Big Cinema Data; Ranking: Re-placing Cinema Cities, Screen, Glasgow University, June 28

Verhoeven, Deb; Arrowsmith, Colin; and Davidson, Alwyn and Coate, Bronwyn (2014). Flowing: Cinema Histories Mis-placed, Screen, Glasgow University, June 28

Verhoeven, Deb; Coate, Bronwyn; Arrowsmith, Colin, and Davidson, Alwyn, (2014). Ranking: Re-placing Cinema Cities, Screen, Glasgow University, June 28

Verhoeven, Deb and Maltby, Richard, (2014). Big Data and the Case Study: Challenges and Opportunities, NECS/HOMER, Milan, June 19

Verhoeven, Deb; Arrowsmith, Colin; Coate, Bronwyn and Davidson, Alwyn, (2014). The Kinomatics Project: an Assessment of Using ‘Small’ Data to Support ‘Big’ Data, NECS/HOMER, Milan, June 19

Owen, Sue; Horn, Anne; Verhoeven Deb, and Robertson, Sabina, (2014). ‘Collaboration success in the dataverse: libraries as digital humanities research partners’ 35th annual IATUL Conference, Aalto University Library, June 2-5

Verhoeven, Deb; Arrowsmith, Colin; and Davidson, Alwyn and Coate, Bronwyn (2014). ‘It’s not how big your data is, it’s what you do with it that counts’: Towards ‘expanded data’ in the Kinomatics Project, aaDH, UWA, Perth

Verhoeven, Deb and Burrows, Toby, (2014). Deploying Ontologies in the Humanities and Creative Arts, aaDH, UWA, Perth

Verhoeven, Deb (2014) (Keynote Speaker). ‘Show me the History!’ History, Cinema, Digital Archives, ANU, Canberra, July 23-25

Verhoeven, Deb; Maltby, Richard; Casetti, Francesco; Ravazzoli, Elisa (2014) (Plenary Speakers). NECS/HOMER, June 18

Verhoeven, Deb and Paul Arthur, NeCTAR Virtual Laboratories and the Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI) Project, JADH2014, University of Tsukubu, Japan, September 21

Verhoeven, Deb; Burrows, Toby and Hawker, Alex (2013). Humanities e-Research at a National Scale: the HuNI Virtual Laboratory, eResearch Australasia, Brisbane, 20-25 October.

Burrows, Toby and Verhoeven, Deb (2013). Integrating research in the humanities: the HuNI Virtual Laboratory, First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation, Canberra, 8-11 September (digital poster)

Burrows, Toby and Verhoeven Deb (2013. Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI), AeRO 5th National Forum: AeRO Collaborates!, Perth, 26 July 2013.

Verhoeven, Deb and  Burrows, Toby (2013). A national virtual laboratory for the humanities in Australia: the HuNI (Humanities Networked Infrastructure) project, Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 16-19 July

Cinema Studies is Big: It’s The Pictures That Got Small. HOMER Conference, June 2013, Prague

Spatial Visualisation for Heterogeneous Cinema Datasets. HOMER Conference, June 2013, Prague

Visualising large cinema data sets. RGS/IBG Conference, London, August 28-30, 2013.

It Ain’t Over ’til the Big Data Sings. eResearch Australasia, November 2013, Brisbane

Verhoeven, Deb and Hawker, Alex (2013). A National Virtual Laboratory for the Humanities: a taste of HuNI, THETA (The Higher Education Technology Agenda), Hobart, 7-10 April

Verhoeven, Deb and Morris, Brian (2012). ‘Making Cities Count: Rankings, Liveability and Cultural Comparison’,  Making Culture Count: rethinking Measures of Vitality, Wellbeing and Citizenship, University of Melbourne, 2-4 May

Arrwosmith, Colin and Verhoeven, Deb (2012). ‘Visualising cinema circuits: a case study in Greek cinema’, Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, New York, 26th February

Vehoeven, Deb; Kilner, Kerry; Bollen, Jonathan; Harley, Ross (2012) ‘Connecting Australia’s Cultural Datasets: A Vision for Collaboration’, with ‘Building, Mapping, Connecting’ Digital Humanities Australasia 2012 Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 28-30 March

Verhoeven, Deb (2012) ‘Capacity, Curriculum Content: Teaching Digital Research Methodologies: a case study’, ‘Building, Mapping, Connecting’ Digital Humanities Australasia 2012 Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 28-30 March

Verhoeven, Deb; Gionfriddo, Alexander; Wilson, Rachel; Thomas, Ian , May, Nicholas; Balasubranamian, Venki  (2012). ‘Virtual Research Collections in the Humanities: Defining and Creating MavReC’ (), ‘Building, Mapping, Connecting’ Digital Humanities Australasia 2012 Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 28-30 March

Ryan, Mark and Verhoeven, Deb (2012). ‘The Australian Screen Producer: Understanding Screen Production Cultures in a Period of Industrial Transition’, 16th Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australian and New Zealand, Victoria University, 2-5 December.

Mason, Ingrid; Verhoeven, Deb and Ross, Shawn (2012). ‘eResearch Infrastructure for the Humanities’, 3rd New Zealand eResearch Symposium, Victoria University, Wellington. 4-6 July:

A Method for Detecting Geographic Cinema Circuits Using Markov Chains. GISRUK Conference Portsmouth UK, 27-29 April 2011

Arrowsmith, Colin and Verhoeven, Deb (2011) ‘Visual methods for showing cinema circuits at varying temporal and spatial scales’, GSR_1, 12 December

Verhoeven, Deb (2011). ‘Projected communities: Greek cinema-going in Australia (1949-86)’, The 9th International Conference on Greek Research, Flinders University, Adelaide, 3 July

Arrowsmith, Colin; Verhoeven, Deb; Maltby, Richard; Walsh, Mike (2009). ‘Media geographies: a geographic study of cinema in Australia for the period from 1948-1971’, Annual International Conference of the RGS-IBG, 1-3 September

Arrowsmith, Colin; Verhoeven, Deb and Davidson, Alwyn (2009). ‘Geovisualising the History and Geography of Cinema’, New Zealand Geographical Society (with the Institute of Australian Geographers) Conference, Christchurch, 5-8 July

Arrowsmith, Colin; Verhoeven, Deb and Davidson, Alwyn (2009). ‘The role of GIS and spatial analyses for understanding historical change in the post-war film industry: an interdisciplinary case study approach.’ ‘Mapping the city in film: a geo-historical analysis’ An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Liverpool, 25-26 February

Arrwosmith, Colin; Davidson, Alwyn and Verhoeven, Deb (2009). ‘Spatio-temporal Analysis of Micro-historical Cinematic Data, Biennial International Conference of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), September 28-October 2, Adelaide.

Brandum, Dean; Verhoeven, Deb; and Coate, Bronwyn (2009) Wagging a long thin tail : the economic imperatives of the roadshow release strategy, SERG 2009 : The 2nd Screen Economics Research Group 2009 Symposium, Sydney, Australia

Published Online Articles

Sarah Taylor (2015). “Lost Venues, Long Nights: An Introduction to Historical Maps of Live Music in Sydney and Melbourne”, Cordite Poetry Review, February 1st 2015.

Ben Eltham and Deb Verhoeven (2015). Philosophy vs evidence is no way to orchestrate cultural policy , The Conversation:

Deb Verhoeven (2014). Zombie metrics: why Australian cinema just won’t stay dead, The Conversation:

Bronwyn Coate and Deb Verhoeven (2014). Only at the movies? Home truths about cinema ticket pricing, The Conversation:

Deb Verhoeven (2014). Big Data at the movies: the Kinomatics project, The Conversation:

Alwyn Davidson and Deb Verhoeven (2014). Bad Hobbits Die Hard: how to make a better Top 10 movie list, The Conversation:

Deb Verhoeven and Toby Burrows, ‘Crowdsourcing for Serendipity’ The Australian (Higher Education), 10 December 2014, pp1-3

Deb Verhoeven and  Brian Morris, Rankings Fever: Melbourne goes over the top – again, The Conversation, August 20, Online

Toby Burrows and Deb Verhoeven, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities and Creative Arts: The HuNI Virtual Laboratory, Educause Review Online, June

Media Coverage

Don Groves, July 28 2015, Cinemas raise prices while attendances shrink, IF Magazine:

Don Groves, March 9 2015, New formula to measure global impact of Oz films, IF Magazine:

Bruce Hodsdon, February 26 2015, A response to ‘Australian films at large: expanding the evidence about Australian cinema performance’, Film Alert:

Simon Leo Brown (2015). “Melbourne and Sydney’s live music scenes are changing, researcher says.” 774 ABC Melbourne, February 13 2015:

David Tiley, December 10 2014, Australian Box Office: how do we value our films? Screen ArtsHub:

Alwyn Davidson and Deb Verhoeven, December 12 2014, Film industry calendar revolves around The Hobbit, The New Zealand Herald:

Bronwyn Coate, Cinema Ticket pricing, Channel 7 news May 24 2014.

Jasmijn Post, August 7 2014, ‘Brussel is zevende cinemastad’, Brussels This Week: Brussel Nieuws