Oldcastle Detention Camp: 1914-1918

Oldcastle POW camp winter

The aim of this project is to create an online archive of material related to the Detention Camp which was located at Oldcastle in County Meath between 1914 and 1918 in general and to focus on the detention of Aloys Fleischmann in particular. The majority of work will involve the digitization and curation of this material. One of the first questions which I have to face however is the extent to which I will focus on given aspects and how this material will be presented. For the purpose of this presentation, I will focus on the technical aspects of the project and the means by which the variety of material might be best exhibited.

A second question which I will also consider is the extent to which, if at all, Digital Tools enable us to create an historical narrative that is more rich and layered than traditional historical narratives.

Brian Sheridan