Category Archives: Medieval

Touch Screens, Bling and the Word at Lichfield Cathedral

It was a delight to return to Lichfield Cathedral recently as a visitor to re-appreciate the wonderful architecture, sculpture and atmosphere of this ancient English cathedral. Helpfully the Dean and Chapter have provided touch screens in the building to assist … Continue reading

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Leicester’s Newarke – Through the Ages

The Newarke precinct in Leicester is where De Montfort University has its campus. Its history goes back to the Roman period where there is evidence of farm and other buildings, culverts, agriculture, burials and roads, in a low density settlement … Continue reading

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The Bosworth Experience – More Than Just a Battle

It’s refreshing after having been to two excellent battlefield centres in Scotland to visit another in Leicestershire which offers medieval architecture as well as armour. The Battle of Bosworth (22nd August 1485) was the last significant battle of the Wars … Continue reading

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VR Immersion in the Battle of Bannockburn

This is the second of two articles on Battlefield Heritage Centres. The Battle of Bannockburn (23-24 June 1314) was a significant Scottish victory by Robert the Bruce and his army against a much larger English force led by King Edward … Continue reading

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Medieval “Lantern of the North” gets LED Projection Mapping

The opening of a new exhibition by Historic Scotland on Good Friday 2016 at Elgin cathedral was an opportunity to see arguably the best collection of medieval architectural sculpture in Scotland and one which has been inaccessible to the public … Continue reading

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Guerilla Photogrammetry

   Photogrammetry has garnered much publicity recently as a means of capturing 3D data about heritage assets and here at the Digital Building Heritage Group we’ve been using it professionally for a number of years to do this. For much … Continue reading

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Projection Mapping and Medieval Virtual Reality

Over the past couple of months we’ve been examining a range of delivery methods for historic building reconstruction visualisations beyond apps and on-screen video fly-throughs, in particular for museum and exhibition settings. A couple of techniques have been of particular … Continue reading

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On the Road – Architectural History and Student Field Trips

It’s the beginning of another exciting academic year with the Digital Building Heritage Group at De Montfort University and we have a great programme of field trips which is now under way for our LSA MArch Architecture students to historic … Continue reading

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3D Printing a Medieval Chantry Chapel

It’s easy to forget that some of the most long-lived and durable assets in heritage interpretation are traditional physical models. Architectural models have long been used to convey the appearance, spatial sequences, structure and other aspects of buildings and they … Continue reading

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DMU and the University of Leicester present a joint lecture on King Richard III

To celebrate the re-interment of Richard III in Leicester, DMU will be hosting a joint lecture featuring academics from DMU and the University of Leicester. Professor Kevin Schurer, who was part of the Richard III archaeological team from the University … Continue reading

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