Sunday, May 23, 2021

Landscape, Nomenclature and Memory: Mapping the shores of Lough Neagh Questionnaire


This questionnaire forms part of a short research project exploring the importance of place in the local history and landscape along the shoreline of Lough Neagh. The information gathered will help inform research of the current position of identity and place-names within local historical studies and explore the role of place names and the methodologies applied by historians. The project is predicated upon the perception that as technology increases its influence on every-day life, so the requirement to locate one’s self by use of a place name is diminished.

In addition to the above perception is a desire to explore the extent to which the place name heritage of the Lough Neagh basin has been lost over time. This project also seeks to gauge how much of that heritage is retained in the form of minor place names, cartography, historical document and memory.

What does the project hope to achieve?

This survey will inform a short paper that will explore the opportunities and limitations presented by cartography and place name studies in creating a fuller understanding of the area along the shores of Lough Neagh. It will seek to direct future research to take account of any information gathered and form the basis for future local studies, particularly in the area of historical geography.

The survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete.

Thank you.

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