Endangered Archives

Research Grants Awarded in 2010

Pilot Projects

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Project Ref: EAP231
Title of project: Social history of the Gambia: rescuing an endangered archive, police and court records
Principal investigator: Dr Walter Hawthorne
Host institution: Michigan State University
Archival partner: National Records Services, the Gambia
Location of archival material: Gambia
Award: £11,663
Duration: 3 months
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Project Ref: EAP345
Title of project: A survey of the endangered archives of St Vincent, West Indies, during the slavery era
Principal investigator: Professor Kenneth Morgan
Host institution: Brunel University
Location of archival material: St Vincent and the Grenadines
Award: £4,200
Duration: 2 months
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Project Ref: EAP357
Title of project: Identifying endangered monastic collections in the Säharti and Enderta regions of Tigray (Ethiopia)
Principal investigator: Dr Meley Mulugetta Bazzabeh
Host institution: York University
Location of archival material: Ethiopia
Award: £14,870
Duration: 3 months
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Project Ref: EAP365
Title of project: Preservation of Makassarese lontara’ pilot project
Principal investigator: Dr Anthony Jukes
Host institution: La Trobe University
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £3,509
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP368
Title of project: Endangered images of ethnicity and religion in Western Siberia in the late 19th to early 20th centuries
Principal investigator: Professor Elena Glavatskaya
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Location of archival material: Russian Federation
Award: £10,080
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP383
Title of project: Preserving and cataloguing the Luis Reyes Garcia' collection of native language audios and copies of nahua documents
Principal investigator: Ms Lidia Ernestina Gomez Garcia
Host institution: Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla
Location of archival material: Mexico
Award: £4,945
Duration: 3 months
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Project Ref: EAP401
Title of project: Safeguarding the Ethiopian Islamic heritage
Principal investigator: Dr Hasen Said
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Location of archival material: Ethiopia
Award: £12,199
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP402
Title of project: 'PEACH' - preserving East African co-operative heritage
Principal investigator: Dr Linda Shaw
Host institution: The Co-operative College
Location of archival material: Tanzania
Award: £9,440
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP408
Title of project: From the brink: identifying, collecting and digitising records of the Turks and Caicos Islands after the destruction of Hurricane Ike
Principal investigator: Dr Donald Keith
Host institution: Turks and Caicos National Museum
Location of archival material: Turks and Caicos Islands
Award: £12,242
Duration: 8 months

Major Projects

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Project Ref: EAP254
Title of project: Preservation of the historical literary heritage of Tigray, Ethiopia: the library of Romanat Qeddus Mika'el
Principal investigator: Dr Denis Nosnitisin
Host institution: Hamburg University
Location of archival material: Ethiopia
Award: £14,496
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP333
Title of project: Collecting and preserving parish archives in an Andean diocese
Principal investigator: Dr Gabriela Ramos
Host institution: Obispado de Huacho
Archival partner: Huacho Diocese Archives
Location of archival material: Peru
Award: £33,444
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP334
Title of project: Digital preservation of Wolof Ajami manuscripts of Senegal
Principal investigator: Dr Fallou Ngom
Host institution: Boston University
Archival partner: West African Research Center, Dakar
Location of archival material: Senegal
Award: £20,630
Duration: 7 months
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Project Ref: EAP336
Title of project: Preserving the lay bet andemta: the Ethiopian intellectual legacy on the verge of extinction
Principal investigator: Mr Mersha Alehegne Mengistie
Host institution: Hamburg University
Location of archival material: Ethiopia
Award: £11,826
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP340
Title of project: Photographic preservation of the manuscript collection in the monastic church of Ewostatewos at Däbrä Särabi (Tigray, Ethiopia)
Principal investigator: Professor Michael Gervers
Host institution: The University of Toronto at Scarborough
Location of archival material: Ethiopia
Award: £17,346
Duration: 5 months
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Project Ref: EAP341
Title of project: Rescuing text: retrieval and documentation of printed books and periodicals from public institutions in eastern India published prior to 1950 - major project
Principal investigator: Mr Abhijit Bhattacharya
Host institution: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Archival partner: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Location of archival material: India
Award: £39,060
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP347
Title of project: Vanishing voices from the Uralic world: sound recordings for archives in Russia (in particular Udmurtia), Estonia, Finland and Hungary
Principal investigator: Dr Tjeerd de Graaf
Host institution: Isaac Massa Foundation
Location of archival material: Russian Federation
Award: £44,180
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP352
Title of project: Endangered manuscripts of Western Sumatra and the province of Jambi. Collections of Sufi brotherhoods - major project
Principal investigator: Dr Irina Katkova
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Location of archival material: Indonesia
Award: £13,850
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP359
Title of project: Plan for Valparaíso’s musical heritage digitisation (1870-1930): scores and 78rpm discs
Principal investigator: Dr Atilio Bustos
Host institution: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Location of archival material: Chile
Award: £9,778
Duration: 9 months
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Project Ref: EAP372
Title of project: Preserving early periodicals and newspapers of Tamilnadu and Pondichery
Principal investigator: Mr Sundar Ganesan
Host institution: Roja Muthiah Research Library
Location of archival material: India
Award: £34,149
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP373
Title of project: Documenting, conserving and archiving the Tai Ahom manuscripts of Assam
Principal investigator: Dr Stephen Morey
Host institution: La Trobe University
Location of archival material: India
Award: £17,755
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP375
Title of project: The transition from a traditional to a modern society: recovering Argentine and Latin American history through an emblematic publishing company
Principal investigator: Dr Maria Celina Tuozzo
Host institution: Fundacion Simon Rodriguez
Location of archival material: Argentina
Award: £27,588
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP387
Title of project: Safeguarding Fulfulde ajami manuscripts of Nigerian Jihad poetry by Usman dan Fodio (1754-1817) and contemporaries
Principal investigator: Dr Anneke Breedveld
Host institution: Tilburg University
Archival partner: Arewa House, Kaduna
Location of archival material: Nigeria
Award: £4,169
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP399
Title of project: Historical collections of manuscripts located at Al-Jazzar mosque library in Acre
Principal investigator: Mr Qasem Abu Harb
Host institution: Council for British Research in the Levant
Location of archival material: Israel
Award: £19,910
Duration: 5 months