Endangered Archives

Research Grants Awarded in 2009

Pilot Projects

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Project Ref: EAP234
Title of project: Identification and description of the colonial documentary fond at the Lima Metropolitan Welfare Society (Sociedad de Beneficencia de Lima Metropolitana)
Principal investigator: Dr Jesús Cosamalón
Host institution: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Location of archival material: Peru
Award: £16,485
Duration: 11 months
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Project Ref: EAP256
Title of project: Preservation of endangered historical records in the Public Records and Archives Administration (PRAAD) in Tamale, Northern Ghana
Principal investigator: Dr Ismail Montana
Host institution: Northern Illinois University
Archival partner: Public Records and Archives Administration (PRAAD), Tamale
Location of archival material: Ghana
Award: £10,987
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP266
Title of project: History of Bolama, the first capital of Portuguese Guinea (1879-1941), as reflected in the Guinean National Historical Archives
Principal investigator: Dr Birgit Embaló
Host institution: Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisa
Archival partner: National Historical Archives at INEP
Location of archival material: Guinea-Bissau
Award: £9,900
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP269
Title of project: Preliminary survey of Arabic manuscripts in Djenné, Mali, with a view to a major project of preservation, digitisation and cataloguing
Principal investigator: Ms Sophie Sarin
Host institution: La Mission Culturelle, Djenné
Archival partner: La Bibliothèque de Djenné
Location of archival material: Mali
Award: £7,715
Duration: 4 months
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Project Ref: EAP280
Title of project: Retrieving heritage: rare old Javanese and old Sundanese manuscripts from West Java (stage one)
Principal investigator: Mr Andrea Acri
Host institution: Leiden University
Archival partner: National Library of Indonesia, Padjadjaran University
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £5,898
Duration: 8 months
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Project Ref: EAP281
Title of project: Locating and identifying Lepcha manuscripts as a first step towards their preservation
Principal investigator: Dr Heleen Plaisier
Host institution: Leiden University
Archival partner: Namgyal Institute of Tibetology in Sikkim
Location of archival material: India
Award: £9,346
Duration: 7 months
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Project Ref: EAP284
Title of project: Before the war, after the war: preserving history in Sierra Leone
Principal investigator: Professor Paul Lovejoy
Host institution: York University
Archival partner: Sierra Leone Public Archives
Location of archival material: Sierra Leone
Award: £13,480
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP291
Title of project: From memory to history: preserving handwritten, typed and photographic sources of Old Believers in the Danube region (18th-20th centuries)
Principal investigator: Dr Oleksander Prigarin
Host institution: Izmail Archives
Archival partner: Izmail Archive
Location of archival material: Ukraine
Award: £9,800
Duration: 10 months
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Project Ref: EAP292
Title of project: Creation of a digital archive of social reform movements among the Dalit and lower caste groups in Kerala, South West India
Principal investigator: Dr Sanal Mohan Padikaparampil
Host institution: Mahatma Gandhi University
Archival partner: Mahatma Gandhi University
Location of archival material: India
Award: £5,940
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP294
Title of project: Recovering the provincial nineteenth-century press: survey of newspapers held in national and regional archives in Peru
Principal investigator: Dr Natalia Sobrevilla Perea
Host institution: University of Kent
Location of archival material: Peru
Award: £14,318
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP296
Title of project: Digitisation of the manuscripts and xylographs held by the Tibetan Yungdrung Bon Library of the Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India
Principal investigator: Professor Edward Proctor
Host institution: Missouri State University
Location of archival material: India
Award: £6,916
Duration: 2 months
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Project Ref: EAP314
Title of project: Rescuing Tamil customary law: locating and copying endangered records of village judicial assemblies (1870-1940)
Principal investigator: Dr Zoe Headley
Host institution: French Institute of Pondichery
Archival partner: French Institute of Pondichery, Tamil Nadu State Archives (Chennai)
Location of archival material: India
Award: £12,966
Duration: 12 months

Major Projects

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Project Ref: EAP211
Title of project: Digitising Cirebon manuscripts
Principal investigator: Mr Andi Bahruddin
Host institution: State Islamic University Jakarta
Archival partner: National Library of the Republic of Indonesia, Library of PPIM UIN (the State Islamic University), Museum Istiqlal
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £40,923
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP255
Title of project: Creating a digital archive of Afro-Colombian history and culture: black ecclesiastical, governmental and private records from the Choco, Colombia
Principal investigator: Dr Pablo Gomez
Host institution: Vanderbilt University
Archival partner: Centro Nacional de Estudios y Documentación de las Culturas Afrocolombianas, Quibdo, Chocó
Location of archival material: Colombia
Award: £44,834
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP261
Title of project: Digital archive of early Bengali drama
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: £23,710
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP262
Title of project: Retrieval of two major and endangered newspapers: Jugantar and Amrita Bazar Patrika
Principal investigator: Mr Abhijit Bhattacharya
Host institution: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Archival partner: Archive of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Location of archival material: India
Award: £31,041
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP264
Title of project: Preservation through digitisation of rare photographic negatives from Mongolia
Principal investigator: Mr Bayasgalan Bayanbat
Host institution: Monsound and Vision Foundation
Archival partner: Archives for Cinema, Photography and Sound Recording, Ulaanbaatar
Location of archival material: Mongolia
Award: £42,850
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP265
Title of project: The tifinagh rock inscriptions in the Tadrart Acacus mountains (SW Libya): an unknown endangered heritage
Principal investigator: Dr Savino di Lernia
Host institution: University of Rome
Archival partner: Libyan Department of Archaeology, Jerma Museum
Location of archival material: Libya
Award: £52,854
Duration: 15 months
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Project Ref: EAP272
Title of project: Preservation of historic ephemera and manuscripts from Nepal
Principal investigator: Mr Kanak Mani Dixit
Host institution: Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya
Archival partner: Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya
Location of archival material: Nepal
Award: £21,678
Duration: 9 months
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Project Ref: EAP274
Title of project: Digital music archiving: Digital archive of North Indian classical music: phase II (special collections) and digital archive of recorded Bengali songs
Principal investigator: Professor Amlan Das Gupta
Host institution: Jadavpur University
Archival partner: Jadavpur University
Location of archival material: India
Award: £43,224
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP276
Title of project: Documentation and preservation of Ambon manuscripts
Principal investigator: Dr Titik Pudjiastuti
Host institution: Universitas Indonesia
Archival partner: National Library of the Republic of Indonesia, Library of the University of Indonesia
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £11,616
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP279
Title of project: A rescue programme for the Matsieng Royal Archives, Lesotho
Principal investigator: Mrs Celina Qobo
Host institution: National University of Lesotho
Archival partner: Matsieng Royal Archives
Location of archival material: Lesotho
Award: £13,956
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP285
Title of project: Preservation of Gypsy/Roma historical and cultural heritage in Bulgaria - major project
Principal investigator: Dr Veselin Popov
Host institution: Minority Studies Society Studii Romani
Archival partner: Studii Romani Archive at the Ethnographical Institute and Museum (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Location of archival material: Bulgaria
Award: £14,200
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP286
Title of project: Digitising and conserving Ethiopian manuscripts at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies
Principal investigator: Ato Demeke Berhane Teffera; Dr Stephen Delamarter
Host institution: Institute of Ethiopian Studies; George Fox University
Archival partner: Institute of Ethiopian Studies
Location of archival material: Ethiopia
Award: £49,237
Duration: 14 months
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Project Ref: EAP295
Title of project: Digitising the endangered archives of Grenada
Principal investigator: Dr Laurence Brown
Host institution: University of Manchester
Archival partner: Grenada National Archives
Location of archival material: Grenada
Award: £39,297
Duration: 21 months
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Project Ref: EAP298
Title of project: Preserving endangered ethnographic audiovisual materials of expressive culture in Peru
Principal investigator: Dr Raul Romero
Host institution: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Archival partner: Audiovisual Archives of the Institute of Ethnomusicology (Catholic University of Peru)
Location of archival material: Peru
Award: £47,771
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP310
Title of project: The digital documentation of manuscripts in Thadrak, Tshamdrak and Nyephug Temples
Principal investigator: Dr Karma Phuntsho
Host institution: The Loden Foundation
Archival partner: National Library and Archives of Bhutan
Location of archival material: Bhutan
Award: £44,300
Duration: 10 months
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Project Ref: EAP323
Title of project: Endangered African diaspora collections of the state of Pará in the Amazon region of Brazil
Principal investigator: Mr Carlos Liberato
Host institution: Harriet Tubman Institute, York University
Archival partner: Arquivo Público do Estado do Pará
Location of archival material: Brazil
Award: £56,874
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP326
Title of project: Buddhist archive of photography, Luang Prabang, Laos - major project phase II
Principal investigator: Mr Hans Berger
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: National Library of Laos
Location of archival material: Laos
Award: £103,157
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP327
Title of project: Guinea's Syliphone archives
Principal investigator: Dr Graeme Counsel
Host institution: University of Melbourne GSA
Archival partner: Bibliothèque Nationale de Guinée
Location of archival material: Guinea
Award: £22,322
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP329
Title of project: Digitising private collections of Acehnese manuscripts located in Pidie and Aceh Besar regencies
Principal investigator: Dr Fakhriati M.Thahir
Host institution: Lembaga Pengembangan Kehidupan Beragama
Archival partner: National Library of Indonesia
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £37,854
Duration: 18 months