Locating and Performing Irish Theatre Histories (LAPITH)
Locating and Performing Irish Theatre Histories
Start date: Oct 1, 2013,
End date: Dec 31, 2015
"LAPITH aims to embed in Trinity College Dublin substantial, new methodological expertise in the use of 3D modelling and virtual worlds in arts and humanities research, by investigating historiographical approaches to and historical understandings of patterns of theatre development in twentieth-century Dublin, and to align this new research strength with cognate areas already in place in Trinity College.Building on the applicant’s extensive experience of managing numerous large-scale digital research projects in UK universities, an innovative, integrated methodological blend of computer modelling, virtual worlds, performance film-making and oral history will be constructed to make critical, historiographical and cultural interventions that will impact on the prevailing narratives of Irish theatre history and digital scholarly publishing, reaching both subject specialists and a wider public audience.In parallel, the project will exploit this historical research as a test-bed for further developing the ""London Charter for the Computer-based Visualization of Cultural Heritage"", a widely adopted and cited international methodological standard, which the applicant initiated, and now develops and drives towards UNESCO-ICOMOS endorsement. Through this activity, the project will leverage into engagement with Trinity College as a research community the applicant’s international network of digital cultural heritage researchers and professionals.The project entails close interaction with several researchers and research groups at Trinity College, and strategic engagement with a local cultural heritage and digital solutions SME with an exemplary track-record of collaboration with both TCD and the applicant. It will lead to major new, collaborative funding applications, and will firmly establish the Applicant as champion of visualization methods in humanities research at Trinity College."
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