As well as organising a project meeting at 3d-Arch, the CHT2 project was also well represented in the technical programme. The conference, which took place in Nafplio, Greece, from 1st to 3rd March included an oral presentation by the USAL unit on the CHT2 methodology. The POLIMI (below) and NCL groups also presented poster presentations on their case studies. Papers are available in the Resources section of the website.
The CHT2 project has met today in Nafplio (Greece), in the framework of the 3DARC conference (http://www.3d-arch.org), for a midterm update about the various activities at M18.
The whole Description Of Work (DOW) of the project was reviewed and discussed by all the partners, defining strategies for respecting the various commitments despite the administrative difficulties met, not depending on the partners will.
The actual individual at the meeting were: Jon Mills from Newcastle University (NCL); Diego Gonzàles Aguilera and Pablo Rodríguez Gonzálvez from University of Salamanca (USAL); Slawomir Mikrut form Scientific Stanisław Staszic Association (SSSA); Gabriele Guidi and Sara Gonizzi Barsanti from Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI).
CHT2 Project Leader Gabriele Guidi (Italy) and Jon Mills (UK) attended the JPI-CH parade in Brussels on Tuesday 21 February.
Members of the CHT2 UK team today met with representatives of English Heritage and Historic England, Mark Douglas and Paul Bryan, at Newcastle University. The purpose of the meeting was to update the stakeholders on progress made at the three Hadrian’s Wall study sites: Beckfoot, Birdoswald and Corbridge. Of particular interest to all were the results at Corbridge, and it was agreed to focus further on this site, acquiring further data from the English Heritage Archives in Swindon. The team also thanked Karolina Fieber for her hard work as she prepares to leave the CHT2 project to have a baby in April – thanks, Karolina, and all best wishes for the future from everyone involved in CHT2!
Mrs Rosa Entrecanales, responsible for the Heritage Area in Ávila Town Hall, welcomed us. The Town Hall, in charge of approving and awarding licences to undertake work in heritage buildings, through its representative advised us in reference to the location of historical information, particularly technical plans. This information included the citadel plans located in the General Archive of Simancas, dated to the XVIII century, where ancient buildings and structures, as the alhóndiga (cereal warehouse and selling point) or the barbican appear. Here we have one of the main challenges of this project, which is how to merge historical and current graphic sources.
The CHT2 project has met today in Prague, in the framework of the ISPRS world conference (http://www.isprs2016-prague.com), for a semestral update about the various activities.
WP2 has been concluded with the production of a methodology that covers all the 4D cases considered in the framework of this project. Either the analysis on time-varying data collected by 3D technologies (e.g. photogrammetry, laser scanning) or data collected by historical documents are considered.
The work is now proceeding with its operating activities about data collection on the 4 different historical sites considered: The walls of Avila (Spain), The Cracow fortress (Poland), The Adrian Wall (UK) and the Roman circus of Milan (Italy).
The actual individual at the meeting were: Jon Mills and Karolina Fieber from Newcastle University (NCL); Diego Gonzàles Aguilera and Pablo Rodríguez Gonzálvez from University of Salamanca (USAL); Beata Hejmanowska form Scientific Stanisław Staszic Association (SSSA); Gabriele Guidi and Sara Gonizzi Barsanti from Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI).
The principal, Mrs Carmen López Sanchidrian welcomed us. We put across the main purposes of the CHT2 project and she gave us the keys to find out proper information about the study area (Alcázar gate and its surroundings) in the Archive. She also explained some crucial aspects about property rights. Since our interests were specially focussed on graphic information, her advice was helpful. After a comprehensive review of different collections of paintings, engravings and photographs a suitable selection was done. Moreover, we contact with IPCE (National Heritage Institute) to query high quality copies of some documents not available in Ávila.
Professor Tapia is a local historian, author of several papers and books that deal with Ávila Walls. He has a deep knowledge on both history and historical sources. He introduced us to the evolution of the Alcázar gate throughout the history and showed us its main changes as well as the main damage suffered because of wars and time deterioration. It was a good start since professor Tapia had located a lot of graphic information in his previous works that was scattered in different archives and private collections.
Members of the CHT2 UK team today met with representatives of English Heritage and Historic England at Newcastle University. The purpose of the meeting was to establish collaboration between Newcastle University and Historic England/English Heritage, to avoid duplication of existing work, to share the data and maximise benefits to all parties from the project. Three sites affected by erosion have been identified as potential areas of interest: Birdoswald, Corbridge and Beckfoot, and it was agreed to make these the focal points of the study. It was also agreed that the first step would be to explore the archives of English Heritage and to find out what datasets are available for each of the sites. English Heritage kindly agreed to provide digital copies of any data required from the archives to the project at their own cost.
Although already started from September 1st 2015 mainly with management activities, the operating stage of CHT2 started on January 25th 2016 at 9:00 with the kick-off meeting.
Held in Milan (Italy) at the Bovisa Campus of Politecnico di Milano, it had the active participation of all european partners.
The actual individual at the meeting were: Gabriele Guidi, Sara Gonizzi Barsanti, Laura Loredana Micoli, Davide Angheleddu, Diana Canova, Vanessa Caterina Tritone from Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI); Jon Mills and Ian Haynes from Newcastle University (NCL); Diego Gonzàles Aguilera from University of Salamanca (USAL); Beata Hejmanowska form Scientific Stanisław Staszic Association (SSSA).
After a general introduction of Gabriele Guidi (POLIMI) regarding the project aims, and a presentation of all the disciplinary profiles of the individuals present at the meeting, a specific discussion about the activities to pursue in the different Work Packages was made. Diego Gonzales Aguilera from USAL introduced the activities to be made for the Methodology Definition (WP2); Gabriele Guidi from POLIMI for the Data Collection & 4D Model Creation (WP3); Beata Hejmanowska from SSSA for 4D Model Publication (WP4); and Jon Mills from NCL for Dissemination and Exploitation (WP5).