Lympstone History Society – Thursday 17th October at 7.30pm
‘Marking Place: Enduring inscriptions and persuasive maps’ with Professor Patrick Dillon from Exeter University.
Enduring inscriptions and persuasive maps are “curiosities’ in or about the landscape, some of which are historically significant. Persuasive maps present geographical information in the form of a map or diagram that denotes presence, ownership, value, belief, satire or humour relating to a particular place, rather than details about how to travel from A to B. They are typically made by individuals not organisations and are one-off documents, not part of a series. Enduring inscriptions are historical, religious, vernacular or other records cut, impressed, painted, or written in the landscape, on buildings or artefacts, on trees, on stone, brick, metal, or another hard surface, located in the place that is depicted, celebrated or caricatured. In this presentation.
Patrick will review the various form that maps and inscriptions take with particular reference to Devon.
The talk will be held in Lympstone Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Road, Lympstone. Entry £4 including refreshments (£3.50 for LHS members).