Endangered Archives

Research Grants Awarded in 2008

Pilot Projects

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Project Ref: EAP188
Title of project: Rescuing text: retrieval and documentation of printed books and periodicals published prior to 1950 from public institutions in Eastern India
Principal investigator: Mr Abhijit Bhattacharya
Host institution: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Location of archival material: India
Award: £10,009
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP201
Title of project: Study and collection of Hakku Patras and other documents among folk communities in Andhra Pradesh
Principal investigator: Dr Thirmal Rao Repally
Host institution: Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University
Archival partner: Andhra Pradesh State Archives
Location of archival material: India
Award: £10,261
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP205
Title of project: Endangered manuscripts of Western Sumatra. Collections of Sufi brotherhoods
Principal investigator: Dr Irina Katkova
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £6,550
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP208
Title of project: Preserving memory: documentation and digitisation of palm leaf manuscripts from northern Kerala, India
Principal investigator: Dr Sudha Gopalakrishnan
Host institution: SAHA: Stirring Action on Heritage and Arts
Archival partner: Folkland International Centre for Folklore and Culture
Location of archival material: India
Award: £14,185
Duration: 8 months
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Project Ref: EAP209
Title of project: Survey on surviving dongjing archives in Jianshui, Tonghai and Mengzi
Principal investigator: Ms Fei Huang
Host institution: Sun Yat-sen University
Archival partner: University Library, Sun Yat-sen University
Location of archival material: China
Award: £9,180
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP212
Title of project: Locating, documenting and digitising: Preserving the endangered manuscripts of the Legacy of the Sultanate of Buton, South-Eastern Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
Principal investigator: Mr S Suryadi
Host institution: Leiden University
Archival partner: Haluoleo University at Kendari
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £29,420
Duration: 14 months
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Project Ref: EAP220
Title of project: Saving archival documents of archaeological researches conducted during the 1920s and 1930s in Ukraine
Principal investigator: Dr Victoria Kolesnikova
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: The Scientific Archive of the Institute of Archaeology of the NASU
Location of archival material: Ukraine
Award: £8,800
Duration: 11 months
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Project Ref: EAP229
Title of project: Acehnese manuscripts in danger of extinction: identifying and preserving the private collections located in Pidie and Aceh Besar regencies
Principal investigator: Dr Fakhriati M. Thahir
Host institution: State Islamic University Jakarta
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £10,987
Duration: 10 months

Major Projects

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Project Ref: EAP128
Title of project: Thai rainbow archives project: a digitised collection of Thai gay, lesbian and transgender publications
Principal investigator: Dr Peter Jackson
Host institution: Australian National University
Archival partner: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC), Bangkok
Location of archival material: Thailand
Award: £53,934
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP180
Title of project: Preservation through digitisation of the endangered Armenian rare books and making them accessible on the Web (phase 1)
Principal investigator: Dr Tigran Zargaryan
Host institution: Fundamental Scientific Library of the Academy of Sciences
Archival partner: Fundamental Scientific Library of the Academy of Sciences
Location of archival material: Armenia
Award: £46,795
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP183
Title of project: Preserving early print literature on the history of Tamilnadu
Principal investigator: Mr Sundar Ganesan
Host institution: Roja Muthiah Research Library
Archival partner: Roja Muthiah Research Library
Location of archival material: India
Award: £49,885
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP184
Title of project: Digitisation of endangered African diaspora collections at the major archives of the province of Matanzas, Cuba
Principal investigator: Mr Oscar Grandio Moraguez
Host institution: Harriet Tubman Institute, York University
Archival partner: Archivo Provincial de Matanzas
Location of archival material: Cuba
Award: £44,246
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP187
Title of project: Syliphone - an early African recording label
Principal investigator: Dr Graeme Counsel
Host institution: African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific
Archival partner: Bibliothèque Nationale de Guinée
Location of archival material: Guinea
Award: £8,821
Duration: 4 months
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Project Ref: EAP190
Title of project: Digitising archival material pertaining to 'Young India' label gramophone records
Principal investigator: Dr Suresh Chandvankar
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: National Center for the Performing Arts Mumbai
Location of archival material: India
Award: £21,300
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP191
Title of project: Strategies for archiving the endangered publications of French India (1800-1923)
Principal investigator: Professor Anne Gilliland
Host institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Archival partner: Institut Français de Pondichéry
Location of archival material: India
Award: £39,130
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP204
Title of project: Digitising the photographic archive of Zenzo Nkobi
Principal investigator: Mr Piers Pigou
Host institution: South African History Archive
Archival partner: South African History Archive
Location of archival material: South Africa
Award: £8,315
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP207
Title of project: 'Faces drawn in the sand': a rescue project of Native Peoples' photographs stored at the Museum of La Plata, Argentina - major project
Principal investigator: Dr Irina Podgorny
Host institution: Museo de La Plata
Archival partner: Museo de La Plata
Location of archival material: Argentina
Award: £50,807
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP217
Title of project: Digitisation of Yi archives in south dialect in Yunnan, China
Principal investigator: Dr Jian Xu
Host institution: Sun Yat-sen University
Archival partner: Archives of Yunnan Provincial Administrative Office of Minorities Classics, University Library of Sun Yat-sen University
Location of archival material: China
Award: £48,880
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP218
Title of project: The endangered archives of Sudanese trade unions (1899-2005) - major project
Principal investigator: Dr Siddig Elzailaee
Host institution: London Metropolitan University
Archival partner: Abdel Kareem Murghani Cultural Centre
Location of archival material: Sudan
Award: £26,448
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP219
Title of project: Assessment and preservation of the old Vietnamese École Française d'Extrême Orient archive in ancient ideographic Nôm script
Principal investigator: Dr Philip Alperson
Host institution: Temple University
Archival partner: Institute of Social Science Information (ISSI), Hanoi
Location of archival material: Vietnam
Award: £43,200
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP248
Title of project: Preserving more Marathi manuscripts and making them accessible - major project
Principal investigator: Professor Anne Feldhaus
Host institution: Arizona State University
Archival partner: Marathi Manuscript Centre, Pune
Location of archival material: India
Award: £19,439
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP250
Title of project: Preserving East Timor's endangered archives: stage two
Principal investigator: Rev Agustinho de Vasconcelos
Host institution: Post-CAVR Technical Secretariat
Archival partner: Post-CAVR Technical Secretariat
Location of archival material: East Timor
Award: £15,572
Duration: 12 months