Nomination for Metaphor Map

Issued: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 20:18:00 GMT

The School of Critical Studies' Metaphor Map project has been nominated in the Digital Humanities (DH) Awards.

The project, completed last year, traces metaphor over the entire history of the English language, creating the first ever Metaphor Map resource which contains the thousands of metaphorical connections that the UofG researchers have identified.

Metaphor MapThe Metaphor Map is based on the data contained in the Historical Thesaurus of English, which took from 1966-2009 to compile, and its own parent resource, the Oxford English Dictionary. The researchers, who have been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), have been able to identify well over 10,000 metaphorical connections between different categories and track how language use has changed over the centuries.

The DH Awards nomination is for ‘Best Visualisation’. The awards are decided entirely by public voting which closes on 27 February.

If you'd like to find out more - and cast a vote in support of the University project, Visit: Digital Humanties Award

The UofG resource is listed as the ‘Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus: Metaphor Map of English’ under ‘Best DH Data Visualisation’.

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