Digital Replicas Project
Michael-Ann Bevivino and Robert Shaw have recently published a paper based on their research in the Digital Replicas Project (DRP). The DRP is part of a new IRC-funded project entitled Breaking the mould: Ireland’s replicas of cultural objects from the historic to the digital that looks at the concepts and rationale behinds re-creating historic objects. It takes into account everything from historic replicas such as plaster casts made for museums in the 19th century to 3D visualisations made for conservation purposes in recent years. This paper reflects on Ireland’s collections of replicas (from the historic to the digital) and discusses some future work that will be undertaken as part of this collaborative project. The paper is published online. Bevivino, M.A. and Shaw, R. (2016) ‘Embracing historical memories through a digital medium’. Haak, C. and Helfrich, M. (Eds.). (2016), Casting. A way to embrace the digital age in analogue fashion?: A symposium on the Gipsformerei of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, arthistoricum.net, Heidelberg, doi:10.11588/arthistoricum.95.114.199-211.
Corca Dhuibhne 3D Project
Gary Devlin was the co-author of a recent article in Archaeology Ireland which detailed recent discoveries made as part of the Corca Dhuibhne 3D project. This project is a collaboration with the Dublin Institute for Advances Studies, Músaem Corca Dhuibhne, Oidreacht Corca Dhuibhne and Ogham in 3D with the financial assistance of the Kerry Group. For more information about the project see the project website http://www.corcadhuibhne3d.ie/
Bennett, I., Devlin, G. and Harrington, C. 2016 Corca Dhuibhne 3D. Archaeology Ireland Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer 2016) pp17-20.
A Renewed Programme of Discovery at Tara
Roseanne Schot was the co-author of a recent article in Archaeology Ireland which reported on a major new phase of collaborative research on the Tara project to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Discovery Programme. This project is conducted in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology, N.U.I, Galway and the Römisch-Germanische Kommisson.
Schot, R., Fenwick, J., Beusing, R. and Rassmann, K. 2016. A renewed programme of discovery at Tara. Archaeology Ireland 30(1), 18–21.
Geophysical survey at Rathcroghan
Roseanne Schot co-authored a paper on the Geophysical survey at Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon between 2010 and 2012. The archaeological complex at Rathcroghan is a royal site and is sometimes described as the Tara of the west.
Schot, R., Waddell, J. and Fenwick, J. 2016. Geophysical survey at Rathcroghan 2010–2012. Emania 23, 51–9.