Endangered Archives

Research Grants Awarded in 2007

Pilot Projects

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Project Ref: EAP067
Title of project: Preservation of Gypsy/Roma historical and cultural heritage in Bulgaria
Principal investigator: Dr Veselin Popov
Host institution: Minority Studies Society Studii Romani
Archival partner: Ethnographical Institute and Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Location of archival material: Bulgaria
Award: £9,990
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP097
Title of project: Preserving and digitising the documentation and resource centre of the African Publishers' Network (APNET)
Principal investigator: Mr Roger Stringer
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Location of archival material: Ghana
Award: £2,712
Duration: 5 months
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Project Ref: EAP124
Title of project: Pages of Azerbaijan sound heritage
Principal investigator: Professor Tariel Mamedov
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: Azerbaijan State Sound Archive
Location of archival material: Azerbaijan
Award: £8,400
Duration: 10 months
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Project Ref: EAP141
Title of project: Ibadi private libraries in the Mzab Heptapolis, Algeria
Principal investigator: Mr Yacine Daddi Addoun
Host institution: York University, Canada
Location of archival material: Algeria
Award: £11,570
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP148
Title of project: Inventory of archival holdings in Jamaica
Principal investigator: Miss Nadine Hunt
Host institution: York University, Canada
Location of archival material: Jamaica
Award: £11,023
Duration: 8 months
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Project Ref: EAP149
Title of project: Voices of the living past: the 'Ashug' minstrel music of Azerbaijan
Principal investigator: Dr Anna Senarslan
Host institution: Azerbaijan Archive of Sound Recordings
Archival partner: Azerbaijan Archive of Sound Recordings (ARDSYA)
Location of archival material: Azerbaijan
Award: £9,648
Duration: 3 months
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Project Ref: EAP150
Title of project: Documenting regional artistic traditions: Peru ca. 1750-1950
Principal investigator: Mr Jesús Varillas
Host institution: Museo de Arte de Lima
Location of archival material: Peru
Award: £10,000
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP156
Title of project: Endangered archives of Sudanese trade unions (1899-2005)
Principal investigator: Dr Siddig Elzailaee
Host institution: London Metropolitan University
Location of archival material: Sudan
Award: £8,200
Duration: 4 months
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Project Ref: EAP171
Title of project: Feasibility survey of documenting selected 18th-20th century written heritage from Nepal
Principal investigator: Dr Ramesh Dhungel
Host institution: SOAS, University of London
Location of archival material: Nepal
Award: £10,800
Duration: 11 months

Major Projects

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Project Ref: EAP115
Title of project: Collection and digitisation of old music in pre-literate Micronesian society
Principal investigator: Fr Francis Hezel
Host institution: Micronesian Seminar
Archival partner: Micronesian Seminar, University of Hawaii
Location of archival material: Federated States of Micronesia
Award: £11,343
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP117
Title of project: Digitising 'sacred heirloom' in private collections in Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia
Principal investigator: Dr Ulrich Kozok
Host institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £29,840
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP119
Title of project: Preservation of historical periodical collections (1900-1950) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem
Principal investigator: Mr Qasem Abu Harb
Host institution: Council for British Research in the Levant
Archival partner: Al-Aqsa Mosque Library
Location of archival material: East Jerusalem
Award: £50,200
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP121
Title of project: Preserving the archives of the United National Independence Party of Zambia
Principal investigator: Dr Giacomo Macola
Host institution: University of Kent
Archival partner: National Archives of Zambia, Lusaka
Location of archival material: Zambia
Award: £25,992
Duration: 10 months
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Project Ref: EAP127
Title of project: Archiving 'popular market' Bengali books
Principal investigator: Professor Sukanta Chaudhuri
Host institution: Jadavpur University
Archival partner: School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University
Location of archival material: India
Award: £27,023
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP132
Title of project: Digital archive of north Indian classical music
Principal investigator: Professor Amlan Das Gupta
Host institution: Jadavpur University
Archival partner: School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University
Location of archival material: India
Award: £26,108
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP139
Title of project: Rescuing Liberian history - preserving the photographs of William VS Tubman, Liberia's longest serving President
Principal investigator: Dr Verlon Stone
Host institution: Indiana University
Archival partner: Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA), Liberia
Location of archival material: Liberia
Award: £38,491
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP140
Title of project: Preservation through digitisation of the Tangut collection at the Institute of Oriental Studies, St Petersburg Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
Principal investigator: Dr Irina Popova
Host institution: Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Archival partner: Archives of the Institute of Oriental Studies, St Petersburg Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
Location of archival material: China
Award: £51,672
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP143
Title of project: Preservation of the last hieroglyphic manuscripts in China: Shui archives in Libo, Guizhou
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: £44,220
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP144
Title of project: The digitisation of Minangkabau's manuscript collections in Suraus
Principal investigator: Mrs Zuriati
Host institution: Andalas University
Archival partner: Museum Adityawarman Padang
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £18,613
Duration: 8 months
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Project Ref: EAP153
Title of project: Riau manuscripts: the gateway to the Malay intellectual world
Principal investigator: Dr Jan Van der Putten
Host institution: National University of Singapore
Archival partner: Perpustakaan Nasional Republik Indonesia, Yayasan Manuskrip Nusantara, National Library of Singapore
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £11,272
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP160
Title of project: Digitisation of Bolivian indigenous communities records on ayllu structure, tax and land tenure
Principal investigator: Dr Rossana Barragan
Host institution: Archivo de La Paz
Archival partner: Archivo de La Paz
Location of archival material: Bolivia
Award: £80,244
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP164
Title of project: Preservation, storage and accessibility for archives of the pre-industrial rural society of the Ukrainian Steppe
Principal investigator: Dr Anatoliy Boyko
Host institution: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Archival partner: State Archive of Zaporizhzhia Region
Location of archival material: Ukraine
Award: £27,645
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP165
Title of project: Rescue of two photographic collections of rapidly changing cultures in rural Guatemala dating from the 1890s through to the 1930s
Principal investigator: Ms Lucrecia Arriola de Paniagua
Host institution: CIRMA
Archival partner: Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica
Location of archival material: Guatemala
Award: £51,826
Duration: 14 months
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Project Ref: EAP166
Title of project: Preservation through digitisation of rare negatives and photographs from Nepal
Principal investigator: Mr Kanak Mani Dixit
Host institution: Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya
Archival partner: Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya
Location of archival material: Nepal
Award: £25,121
Duration: 7 months
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Project Ref: EAP177
Title of project: Buddhist archive of photography in Luang Prabang, Laos - major project phase I
Principal investigator: Mr Hans Berger
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: National Library of Laos
Location of archival material: Laos
Award: £76,058
Duration: 24 months