Legacies of the Great Trigonometrical Survey in West Bengal

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition


Throughout 2017 a team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Calcutta collaborated on a research project called “Surveying Empires: Archaeologies of Colonial Cartography in West Bengal”. This project was funded by the British Academy through its International Mobilities and Partnerships programme. As part of the project’s programme, and to promote greater awareness of the importance of the cultural heritage of the GTS, the project team established a temporary exhibit at the National Library in Kolkata. The exhibition is a series of 12 moveable panels (with frames measuring 6 ft in height and 2.5 ft width). The 12 panels provide a narrative about the Surveying Empires project as well as highlight the upcoming bicentenary of Everest's work on the GTS in India, in 2018.
Period14 Dec 201731 Dec 2017
Event typeExhibition
LocationKolkata, India
Degree of RecognitionInternational