Woodstock House Project: Reflections and lessons…

Render of the rear of the house towards the end of the project

    This is a continuation in a series of blogs beginning with Richard Breen’s here. The first post from this blog here. We seem to finally be at the tail end of this project with oodles of that most useless yet relied upon asset: hindsight. And so, that somebody might benefit from our toils beyond ourselves, […]

Modelling the past: Woodstock House

Woodstock House project in 3D

Richard Breen’s blog here gives the background to this project…   Richard Breen and I have been modelling Woodstock House, an estate which once stood in Kilkenny and was burnt down in 1922. We managed to get out hands on some plans relating to the fire compensation claim. These were quite good but only included one measurement. […]

Practicum: Topic modelling update…

This is a continuation of a series of posts relating to a topic modelling project. The first post in the series can be found here.   At this stage I’m happy to report that topics are being generated and models are being produced. Unfortunately I’m still operating on a sample of 50 statements rather than […]

Practicum: Topic Modelling the B.M.H.’s Witness Statements

For this project I’ll be aiming to create topic models using the Bureau of Military History’s Witness Statements as the corpus. These statements were collected by the Irish State between 1947 and 1957 and relate to the period from the formation of the Irish Volunteers, 25th November 1913, to the beginning of the ceasefire (which lead to peace […]

The Power of the Image: Objectivity, Authenticity, Reconstruction

As I’ve suggested in previous posts, it seems that to strive for realness in reconstructions is essentially deceitful in both method and objective should it be done without extremely high degrees of transparency. Unless one is very clear about the assumptions and conjecture that was involved in the reconstruction, then the submission may have the appearance […]

Outreach for the Letters of 1916

Outreach for Letters 1916

This blogpost discusses the Letters of 1916 project, the homepage of which can be found here. For my thoughts on the project in general, please follow this link to my previous blog post on the topic.   Before discussing my experience of producing a podcast to promote and disseminate the Letters of 1916 project as part of […]

3D artefact recording part three

This is a continuation in a series of posts. The previous post in this series covering photogrammetry can be found here. Hyper Spectral Imaging We decided to employ this method for only one of our artefacts, the abstract painting. This method essentially allows us to compare the reflective signatures of different materials and to discover the subtle differences of […]