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

Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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News: forthcoming exhibition of the Gough map at the Bodleian Library

Posted on 16 March 2011 by Keith D Lilley 

We are pleased to announce that the project's exhibition will take place in the Proscholium, Bodleian Library, Oxford, between 14 May – 26 June 2011. The exhibition - "Linguistic geographies: three centuries of language, script and cartography in the Gough map of Great Britain" - will be a rare public display of the map along with a copy of Richard Gough's 'British Topography' and its engraving of the map that gained his name. These two key documents of English cartographic history will provide visitors with a valuable opportunity to see close-up the fine details of the Gough map, and in particular the writing that appears on it. The map’s script is a key to understanding its making and use, and the exhibition will offer new interpretations based upon our on-going "Linguistic Geographies" research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The exhibition is organised by the Linguistic Geographies project team, with particular inputs from Nick Millea and Elizabeth Solopova. The team wish to thank the Bodleian Library for its support of this exhibition, as well as the Arts and Humanities Research Council. For more information on the project please visit www.goughmap.org

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