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Holmpatrick Historic Graveyard: A Description, Frank Prendergast 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Holmpatrick Historic Graveyard: A Description, Frank Prendergast

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The term ‘graveyard’ describes a burial ground attached to a church and ‘historic graveyard’ describes any graveyard or burial ground in use prior to the early twentieth-century. In such places, communities connect with their own history and ancestry, and identify with their place of origin. They have cultural and heritage significance too and, for these reasons, their conservation and interpretation are necessary.

Holmpatrick Historic Graveyard is situated in the centre of Skerries, a small coastal town 27 km north of Dublin City. An archipelago of islands fringes the local coastline. One of these is Church Island although it is named ...


Model Behavior: Using Photogrammetry For Collections Storage Planning, Katherine Sundra 2016 University of San Francisco

Model Behavior: Using Photogrammetry For Collections Storage Planning, Katherine Sundra

Master's Projects

Proper and efficient collections storage is often a challenge for museums. As collections outgrow their facilities, institutions struggle to find additional space, often resorting to hasty moves of their objects into ill-fitting placements. A large-scale collections move is a slowgoing process, requiring manual measurement and countless trial-and-error sessions. An unnoticed support beam, a low entryway, or uneven flooring can derail even the most well-planned collections move, costing an organization unexpected additions in time and labor expenses. Advancements in emerging technologies, however, may soon eliminate this problem. This capstone explores the use of photogrammetry and 3D modeling to plan a collections ...


The Shenzhen Activist Program`, Hyunggyu Kim, Jae Hyun Kim 2016 Syracuse University

The Shenzhen Activist Program`, Hyunggyu Kim, Jae Hyun Kim

Architecture Senior Theses

There is a gap between being an architecture student in western countries and working as an architect in underrepresented communities. Architect Teddy Cruz defines the role of an activist architect as "expanded mode of practice", and the task of "deigning the protocols or the interfaces between communities and spaces".

This thesis contends that architecture schools need to continue to embrace the widely-accepted norm of studios studying abroad and working in an international studio. Current study abroad programs tend to skew towards being touristic field trips and there is not a curriculum or programmatic investment in cultivating relationships between the visiting ...


Using Photogrammetry To Document, Analyze, And Reverse-Engineer Grave Markers, Robert Z. Selden Jr. 2016 Center for Regional Heritage Research, Stephen F. Austin State University

Using Photogrammetry To Document, Analyze, And Reverse-Engineer Grave Markers, Robert Z. Selden Jr.

Robert Z. Selden Jr.

There are a wide range of applications for three-dimensional (3D) data in archaeology, and a diverse array of methods for collecting and analyzing those data. In this article, free 3D photogrammetry software (Autodesk 123D Catch) is used to document a series of grave markers. The data are subsequently exported to Geomagic Design X to demonstrate and briefly discuss the various potential analyses that might be used to illustrate the effects of preservation treatments and marker degradation through time. Further, one marker is reverse-engineered, illustrating the capacity of 3D modeling to expedite the process of design, should elements warrant replacement. Additional ...


Data Recovery Investigations: Murvaul Creek Site (41pn175), Panola County, Texas, Arlo McKee, Charles D. Frederick, Timothy K. Perttula, Robert Z. Selden Jr., Leslie L. Bush, Leonard Kemp, Brittney Gregory, Chad Yost, Linda Scott Cummings, Jeffrey R. Ferguson, Michael D. Glascock, Steve Tomka, Leslie Cecil, Caroline Masiello, Xiaodong Gao, Christopher Goodmaster, Virgil Beasley III 2016 Center for Regional Heritage Research, Stephen F. Austin State University

Data Recovery Investigations: Murvaul Creek Site (41pn175), Panola County, Texas, Arlo Mckee, Charles D. Frederick, Timothy K. Perttula, Robert Z. Selden Jr., Leslie L. Bush, Leonard Kemp, Brittney Gregory, Chad Yost, Linda Scott Cummings, Jeffrey R. Ferguson, Michael D. Glascock, Steve Tomka, Leslie Cecil, Caroline Masiello, Xiaodong Gao, Christopher Goodmaster, Virgil Beasley Iii

Robert Z. Selden Jr.

This report summarizes the archeological findings of the 2011 data recovery investigations at the Murvaul Creek site, 41PN175, in far northeastern Texas in Panola County. The site is located along Farm-to-Market Road (FM) 10 approximately 1 mile north of Gary, Texas (Figure 1). Geo-Marine, Inc. (GMI), performed this work under contract to the Texas Department of Transportation, Environmental Affairs Division (TxDOT ENV) under the Texas Antiquities Permit Number 5879 (Work Authorization [WA] 579 06 SA005; WA 590 08 SA005; CSJ:1222-01-014; Geo-Marine project numbers 22005.00.06 and 22005.00.09). The fieldwork for this project was conducted in advance ...


3d Scan Data For Caddo Ceramic Vessels From The George C. Davis Site (41ce19), Robert Z. Selden Jr. 2016 Center for Regional Heritage Research, Stephen F. Austin State University

3d Scan Data For Caddo Ceramic Vessels From The George C. Davis Site (41ce19), Robert Z. Selden Jr.

Robert Z. Selden Jr.

On June 8, 2015, the intact and reconstructed vessels from the George C. Davis site (41CE19) were scanned (3D) in advance of an analysis of 3D geometric morphometrics. These data were collected using a Creaform GoSCAN50 running VXElements via the scanner direct control function in Geomagic Design X. All data associated with this project are available in Zenodo under a Creative Commons Attribution license, where they can be downloaded for use in additional projects. These data have the capacity to augment numerous research designs in the digital humanities and ceramic studies, as well as a wide range of comparative research ...


Intangible And Tangible Heritage In A Cross-Cultural Setting: Integrity Versus Profit, John Skrzypaszek 2016 Avondale College of Higher Education

Intangible And Tangible Heritage In A Cross-Cultural Setting: Integrity Versus Profit, John Skrzypaszek

John Skrzypaszek

The paper explores the impact of cross-cultural integration on the intangible and tangible heritage and its sustainability. It argues that the processes of acculturation generate a distancing between the original creators of the heritage and the narratives attached to the cultural entities in a new setting. The named detachment demises the originality and uniqueness of the local heritage expressed in language, rites, dressing, greetings, music, folklore, religion, cultural monuments, and sites. More so detrimental to the original ‘spirit of the place,’ are the new cultural modes imposed by time and change. In the context of the named challenges, this study ...


Architectural Intervention: The Resilient Community Center, Matthew A. Baumgartner 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Architectural Intervention: The Resilient Community Center, Matthew A. Baumgartner

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

In the city of Centralia, Illinois, several issues govern the city’s future, all stemming from the same major problem: the economy. To intervene, this community center proposal aims to encourage economic development and growth in the city, assisting small businesses with starting and expanding in the region.


Wilson, Phillip L., B. 1952 (Fa 986), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Wilson, Phillip L., B. 1952 (Fa 986), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 986. Project titled: “Folk Structures in My Community.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of structures in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and a photo of the structure.


Bostic, Patti (Fa 966), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Bostic, Patti (Fa 966), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 966. Paper titled: “The Function of Various Barns Located in Jefferson County, Outside Jeffersontown.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of barns in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, owner’s name, terms, and a photo of the barn.


Montell, William Lynwood, B. 1931 (Fa 958), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Montell, William Lynwood, B. 1931 (Fa 958), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 958. Project titled: [Student Collections: Bridges] Includes survey sheets of descriptions of various type of bridges in the counties of Adair, Bourbon, Breathitt, Casey, Clark, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Hardin, LaRue, Lincoln, Marion, Mercer, Metcalfe, Montgomery, Nelson, Russell, Taylor, Washington in Kentucky, Connecticut, and Ohio. Sheets include a description, informant’s name, terms, and photos of bridges.


South Union Shaker Village - South Union, Kentucky (Sc 3059), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

South Union Shaker Village - South Union, Kentucky (Sc 3059), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3059. Letter, 1 September 2016, to friends of the South Union Shaker Village, South Union, Kentucky, soliciting funds for the purchase of two acres of land and a building, known as the 1854 Wash House or Sisters Shop, for preservation and interpretation by the Village. An enclosure provides a history of the Wash House and includes photographs.


Can You Dig It? Diamonds In Your Own Black Yard: Excavating And Preserving Audiovisual Gems Within The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company Records, Yasmin Dessem, Kelly Besser 2016 UCLA Library

Can You Dig It? Diamonds In Your Own Black Yard: Excavating And Preserving Audiovisual Gems Within The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company Records, Yasmin Dessem, Kelly Besser

VRA Bulletin

UCLA Library Special Collections is home to the records of the Golden State Mutual (GSM) Life Insurance Company, one of the first Black-owned and operated insurance companies in the country. Among the company’s rich documentation exists a large selection of audiovisual materials that tell a story of African American entrepreneurship and Los Angeles history, and which have recently started being digitized to be made available online through generous grant funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation.


Siege Of British Forces In Newport County By Colonial And French In August 1778, Kenneth M Walsh, Christina Alvernas, Jon Bernard Marcoux, John Quinn, Jessica Analoro, Allyson Boucher, Aaron Bradshaw, Drew Canfield, Mersina Christopher, Stephen Jordan, James Rehill, Ralph Weiss 2016 Salve Regina University

Siege Of British Forces In Newport County By Colonial And French In August 1778, Kenneth M Walsh, Christina Alvernas, Jon Bernard Marcoux, John Quinn, Jessica Analoro, Allyson Boucher, Aaron Bradshaw, Drew Canfield, Mersina Christopher, Stephen Jordan, James Rehill, Ralph Weiss

Faculty and Staff - Ebooks

Funded by a grant from the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program, this study delves into the technical, often forgotten, aspects of the Siege of Newport - a Revolutionary War engagement that took place in Middletown, RI in August 1778. It pairs the historical record with scientific analysis of the artillery, fortifications, geography and unforeseen circumstances that impacted the Siege. While much of the original earthen defense-works are now gone, there are a small number of sites that still exist. This study also covers what sites remain, their condition and thoughts on how to preserve and commemorate them.


Phillips, Charolette (Fa 897), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Phillips, Charolette (Fa 897), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 897. Project titled: “The Barns of North Central Taylor County.” Project includes brief descriptions of different types of barns in north central Taylor County, Kentucky. Descriptions include barn type, location, and barn function.


Long, Sandra Kay (Fa 898), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Long, Sandra Kay (Fa 898), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 898. Project titled: “A Study of Old Watermills in Taylor County.” Project includes survey sheets with descriptions of watermills in Taylor County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, location, mill terms, informant’s name, and a photo or illustration of the watermill.


Staging Dunhuang Mogao Caves: Treasures From Along The Silk Road, Lanlan Kuang 2016 University of Central Florida

Staging Dunhuang Mogao Caves: Treasures From Along The Silk Road, Lanlan Kuang

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Historically a frontier metropolis, Dunhuang was a strategic site along the Silk Road in northwestern China, a crossroads of trade, and a locus for religious, cultural, and intellectual influences since the Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.–220 C.E.). The 492 caves at the Mogao cliff near the modern town of Dunhuang have served as temples, sites for performative events, and an archive that consisted of medieval Chinese paintings and Buddhist sutras. Today, the Dunhuang Mogao Caves is among one of the most well-known UNESCO heritage sites along the ancient Silk Road. With technological advancements, the staging processes of ...


Robbins, Richard D. (Fa 881), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Robbins, Richard D. (Fa 881), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 881. Paper titled: “Breckinridge County Smokehouses.” Project includes survey sheets with descriptions of smokehouses and meat curing in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Sheets include a description and informant’s name.


Adair, Mary And Dian Whitlock (Fa 882), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Adair, Mary And Dian Whitlock (Fa 882), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 882. Paper titled: “Architecture and Culture of Schochoh, Kentucky.” Project includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of various buildings along with a map of the area of Schochoh in Logan County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, the informant’s name, and a photo and/or illustration of the building.


Brown, Ronnie (Fa 877), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Brown, Ronnie (Fa 877), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 877. Paper titled: “Old Buildings of Butler County.” Project includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of selected buildings in Butler County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and photos of each building.


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