Endangered Archives

Research Grants Awarded in 2006

Pilot Projects

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Project Ref: EAP052
Title of project: Rescuing Eastern Nigerian history: preserving the holdings of Enugu and Calabar regional archives
Principal investigator: Dr Chima Korieh
Host institution: Rowan University
Archival partner: National Archives of Nigeria Enugu, National Archives of Nigeria Calabar
Location of archival material: Nigeria
Award: £16,012
Duration: 3 months
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Project Ref: EAP056
Title of project: Locating, listing and protecting the archives of Independent (or African Instituted) Churches in Zimbabwe
Principal investigator: Mr Samuel Njovana
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Location of archival material: Zimbabwe
Award: £10,660
Duration: 4 months
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Project Ref: EAP057
Title of project: Digitising the photo documents of Georgia's central state audio-visual archive
Principal investigator: Professor Rezo Khutsishvili
Host institution: Department of State Archives and Records Management of Georgia
Archival partner: Audio-Visual Central State Archive of Georgia
Location of archival material: Georgia
Award: £1,640
Duration: 3 months
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Project Ref: EAP060
Title of project: Diaspora collections at the major archives of the province of Matanzas, Cuba
Principal investigator: Mr Oscar Grandio Moraguez
Host institution: York University, Canada
Archival partner: Archivo Histórico Provincial de Matanzas, Archivos Parroquiales de Matanzas, Archivo Histórico Municipal de Cárdenas
Location of archival material: Cuba
Award: £10,953
Duration: 11 months
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Project Ref: EAP071
Title of project: Archiving texts in the Sylhet Nagri script
Principal investigator: Professor Anuradha Chanda
Host institution: Jadavpur University
Archival partner: School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University
Location of archival material: India
Award: £10,000
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP086
Title of project: Archive of Buddhist photographs in Luang Prabang, Laos
Principal investigator: Mr Hans Berger
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: National Library of Laos
Location of archival material: Laos
Award: £13,475
Duration: 10 months
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Project Ref: EAP087
Title of project: Northern Nigeria: precolonial documents preservation scheme
Principal investigator: Dr Mohammed Salau
Host institution: York University, Canada
Archival partner: Arewa House Kaduna
Location of archival material: Nigeria
Award: £10,191
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP093
Title of project: A survey of the endangered court records of Nevis, West Indies
Principal investigator: Mr David Small
Host institution: University of Bristol
Location of archival material: Saint Kitts and Nevis
Award: £5,446
Duration: 1 month
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Project Ref: EAP095
Title of project: Faces drawn in the sand': a rescue pilot project of native peoples' photographs stored at the Museum of La Plata, Argentina
Principal investigator: Dr Irina Podgorny
Host institution: Museum of La Plata
Archival partner: Centro de Estudios Históricos e Información Parque de España (CEHIPE)
Location of archival material: Argentina
Award: £9,700
Duration: 9 months
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Project Ref: EAP104
Title of project: A pilot project aimed at the preservation of Pa'O religious and literary manuscripts
Principal investigator: Mr Christopher Miller
Host institution: Arizona State University Libraries
Archival partner: The Pa'O Literary and Cultural Council Committee Library
Location of archival material: Myanmar
Award: £9,683
Duration: 2 months

Major Projects

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Project Ref: EAP054
Title of project: Archiving a Cameroonian photographic studio
Principal investigator: Dr David Zeitlyn
Host institution: University of Kent
Archival partner: Cameroon National Archives, University of Dschang, University of Yaoundé
Location of archival material: Cameroon
Award: £36,838
Duration: 15 months
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Project Ref: EAP061
Title of project: The MIPES Indonesia: digitising Islamic manuscript of Indonesian Pondok Pesantren
Principal investigator: Mr Amiq Ahyad
Host institution: LPAM, Indonesia
Archival partner: Lembaga Pengkajian Agama dan Masyarakat
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £41,373
Duration: 9 months
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Project Ref: EAP066
Title of project: Preservation of historic and rare Nepali monographs and periodicals
Principal investigator: Mr Kanak Mani Dixit
Host institution: Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya
Archival partner: Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya
Location of archival material: Nepal
Award: £49,832
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP078
Title of project: Ritual narratives of Bagr Secret Society
Principal investigator: Dr Alexis Tengan
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: Foundation for Rural Education Empowerment and Development in Ghana
Location of archival material: Ghana
Award: £2,950
Duration: 2 months
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Project Ref: EAP080
Title of project: Voiceless choirs. Serbian musical collections from Zemun in 19th and early 20th centuries
Principal investigator: Dr Ivana Perkovic Radak
Host institution: University of Arts, Belgrade
Archival partner: Historical Archive of Belgrade
Location of archival material: Serbia and Montenegro
Award: £10,810
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP081
Title of project: Preservation and digitisation of Yi archives in public and private collections in Yunnan, China
Principal investigator: Dr Jian Xu
Host institution: Sun Yat-sen University
Archival partner: University Library of Sun Yat-sen University
Location of archival material: China
Award: £41,100
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP088
Title of project: The Golha radio programmes (Flowers of Persian Song and Poetry)
Principal investigator: Mrs Jane Lewisohn
Host institution: SOAS, University of London
Location of archival material: Iran
Award: £59,913
Duration: 14 months
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Project Ref: EAP089
Title of project: Reconstruction of sound materials of endangered languages in the Russian Federation for sound archives in Saint Petersburg
Principal investigator: Dr Tjeerd de Graaf
Host institution: Isaac Massa Foundation
Archival partner: Institute for Linguistic Studies/Pushkinsky Dom, Russian Academy of Sciences St Petersburg
Location of archival material: Russian Federation
Award: £50,119
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP099
Title of project: Collecting and preserving the records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania in Moshi, Tanzania
Principal investigator: Professor Adam Jones
Host institution: Leipzig University
Archival partner: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania Northern Diocese, National Archives Dar es Salaam
Location of archival material: Tanzania
Award: £27,500
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP103
Title of project: Endangered ethnographic archive, Sofia, Bulgaria
Principal investigator: Professor Rachko Popov
Host institution: Ethnographic Institute & Museum
Archival partner: Ethnographic Institute and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Location of archival material: Bulgaria
Award: £15,086
Duration: 5 months
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Project Ref: EAP105
Title of project: The digital documentation of manuscripts at Drametse and Ogyen Choling
Principal investigator: Dr Karma Phuntsho
Host institution: Aris Trust Centre, Oxford University
Archival partner: The National Library and Archives of Bhutan
Location of archival material: Bhutan
Award: £45,930
Duration: 10 months
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Project Ref: EAP110
Title of project: Tuvalu National Archives major project
Principal investigator: Mr Richard Overy
Host institution: Australian National University
Archival partner: Tuvalu National Library and Archives
Location of archival material: Tuvalu
Award: £29,130
Duration: 21 months