Posted on 16 April 2010 by Admin
The inaugural meeting of the Linguistic Geographies project took place at the Bodleian Library, appropriately enough within view of the manuscript of the “Gough Map” – the focus of our research. The Gough Map is hugely significant for telling us about how the island of Great Britain was seen and understood in the later Middle Ages, and yet, as a unique medieval cartographic manuscript, the circumstances of the map’s making and its provenance remain uncertain. In our first meeting the Project Team gathered together to discuss the manuscript work that is so central to our research aims, as well as to outline the content and format of the final online web-resource which is the principal outcome of the project, which concludes in June 2011. Over the next year, we will be using this blog to report on how the project is developing, with news of our discoveries about the Gough Map – so please do keep watching!