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

Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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"Linguistic Geographies" at the IMC

Posted on 17 January 2011 by Keith D Lilley 

The International Medieval Congress (IMC) is one of the foremost meetings of medievalists world-wide. As part of a series of connected sessions on the topic of "Mappings", this year's IMC will feature the 'Linguistic Geographies' project in a workshop session on 'digital cartographies' scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13 July 2011: 11.15-12.45. The Gough Map resource we are developing will be explained and demonstrated alongside an online resource being developed by another similar project named 'Digital Mappaemundi' run by Asa Mittman, Shannon Bradshaw, and Martin Foys. It should be very fruitful for us to share our experiences, as well as showcase our digital map resources to other medievalists. The details of the session are inserted below, with further information on this year's IMC at Leeds available at: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2011.html - perhaps see you there!

IMC 2011 Session

Session 1110
Title Mappings, II: Digital Cartographies - A Workshop
Date/Time Wednesday 13 July 2011: 11.15-12.45
Sponsor Spatial Technologies Research Unit, Queen's University Belfast
Organiser Keith Lilley, School of Geography, Queen's University, Belfast
Moderator/Chair Dan Terkla, English House, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington
Paper 1110-a Navigating the 'Gough Map of Great Britain' through Mapping Multimedia (Language: English) Keith Lilley, School of Geography, Queen's University, Belfast Nick Millea, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Paul Vetch, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
 Paper 1110-b  Digital Mappaemundi and the Agile Cartography (Language: English) Shannon Bradshaw, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Drew University, New Jersey Martin Foys, Department of English, Drew University, New Jersey
Abstract This session focuses on the digitization, annotation, and visualization of medieval cartography, covering both mappaemundi and also an example of a 'national map', an English late-14th century map of Britain known as the 'Gough Map'. The papers will discuss the conceptual, methodological, and empirical challenges presented by using multimedia technologies in exploring the textual and visual content of medieval cartography. The papers will be also be a practical demonstration of the online resources that have resulted from an AHRC-funded 'Beyond Text' research project, 'Linguistic Geographies', and also the ongoing 'Digital Mappaemundi' project. The two contributions are demonstrations and explanations of digital online map-resources, so this session will run as a workshop allowing the authors and audience to present the resources interactively.


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