[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]
[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]

Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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Project team

Principal Investigator

Keith D Lilley (School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen’s University Belfast)

Keith Lilley is a Reader in Historical Geography at Queen’s University Belfast. His publications include, City and Cosmos: The Medieval World in Urban Form (Reaktion, 2009), and Urban Life in the Middle Ages, 1000-1450 (Palgrave, 2002) and a range of articles on the medieval urbanism. He has also worked on web-based digital research resources including ‘Mapping the Medieval Urban Landscape’ (2005), ‘Mapping the Realm’ (2005), and ‘Mapping Medieval Chester’ (2009). Keith will be leading the project, and is particularly interested in the Gough Map’s geographies.

Co-investigators:

Nick Millea (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford)

Nick Millea is the Map Librarian at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. His publications include The Gough Map: the earliest road map of Great Britain? (Bodleian Library, 2009), and Street mapping : an A to Z of urban cartography (Bodleian Library, 2003) and a range of articles on cartography and map librarianship, additionally speaking widely on these subjects. He has also led map cataloguing research projects including the RSLP-funded ‘Mapping the World’ (1999-2002). His background is in Geography and Librarianship.

Paul Vetch (King’s College London Digital Humanities)

Paul Vetch is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Research Development and Delivery at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. He specialises in innovative interface design and implementation and is Technical Research Director or Co-Investigator on several major research initiatives, in addition to managing UI design and development on all KCL DH projects. His background is in Medieval Literature and Palaeography and he has spoken and written widely about both practical and theoretical aspects of usability and accessibility in relation to electronic publishing and the specific needs of the humanities.  For more information, see the KCL website.

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Elizabeth Solopova (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford)

Elizabeth Solopova is a Research Fellow in the English Faculty, Oxford University. Her publications include Key Concepts in Medieval Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and The Keys of Middle-earth: Discovering Medieval Literature Through the Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). She is the author of articles on the language and style of Old and Middle English poetry, the manuscript tradition of The Canterbury Tales and the editor of the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales on CD-ROM (Cambridge University Press, 2000). Elizabeth will be responsible for linguistic and paleographic analysis of the Gough Map and preparation of a new diplomatic edition of the text on the Map.

GIS Technician

Lorraine Barry (School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queen’s University Belfast)

Lorraine Barry is a Research Technician at Queen’s University Belfast, specialising in GIS. She has previously worked on a number of projects, including ‘Mapping Medieval Chester’ (2009). Lorraine will be working on the GIS aspect of the project.

Advisory panel

  • Jeremy J. Smith, Professor of English Philology, University of Glasgow
  • Peter Barber, Head of British Library Map Collections, British Library, London

KCL Digital Humanities Research and Development Team