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

Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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Gough Map added to UNESCO’s UK Memory of the World Register

Posted on 25 May 2011 by Nick Millea 

23 May 2011 The Gough Map has been accepted to the UK Memory of the World Register, an online catalogue created to help promote the UK’s documentary heritage across the UK and the world. The Gough Map has been part of the innovative interdisciplinary project which focuses on the map’s ‘language’ with the aim to discover what this can tell us about those involved in its making. To celebrate the completion of the project, the Gough Map is currently on display at the Bodleian Library until 26 June. Registration of the map on UNESCO's UK Memory of the World Register is part of a worldwide initiative established in 1992 to ‘guard against collective amnesia, calling upon the preservation of the valuable archive holdings and library collections all over the world ensuring their wide dissemination.' It promotes not only the preservation of, but also access to the UK’s heritage collections and awareness of the nation’s archival resources. Nominations are assessed every year. The first ten items to became inscriptions to the UK Memory of the World Register were added in 2010 with another twenty items being listed this year.

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