Endangered Archives

Research Grants Awarded in 2011

Pilot Projects

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Project Ref: EAP427
Title of project: Identify, relocate and digitise Native Administration records (1891-1964)
Principal investigator: Mr Joel Thaulo
Host institution: National Archives of Malawi
Archival partner: National Archives of Malawi
Location of archival material: Malawi
Award: £11,410
Duration: 3 months
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Project Ref: EAP429
Title of project: A survey of church archives in Botswana
Principal investigator: Mr Shadreck Bayane
Host institution: Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board
Location of archival material: Botswana
Award: £1,779
Duration: 4 months
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Project Ref: EAP450
Title of project: Manuscripts of the Sri Lankan Malays
Principal investigator: Dr Ronit Ricci
Host institution: The Australian National University
Archival partner: National Archives of Sri Lanka
Location of archival material: Sri Lanka
Award: £10,371
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP454
Title of project: Locating and surveying early religious and related records in Mizoram, India
Principal investigator: Mr Joseph Lalzarliana
Host institution: Mizoram University
Archival partner: Mizoram State Archives
Location of archival material: India
Award: £7,537
Duration: 3 months
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Project Ref: EAP462
Title of project: Preservation of Kaya district colonial archives and assessment of the potential and feasibility of recovering other former district capitals' collections, Burkina Faso
Principal investigator: Dr Mark Breusers
Host institution: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Archival partner: Centre National des Archives du Burkina Faso
Location of archival material: Burkina Faso
Award: £10,667
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP469
Title of project: Last traces of a destroyed community: surveying the Hungarian Jewish congregational archives
Principal investigator: Dr Gábor Kádár
Host institution: Federation of the Jewish Communities of Hungary
Archival partner: Hungarian Jewish Archives
Location of archival material: Hungary
Award: £10,570
Duration: 10 months
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Project Ref: EAP474
Title of project: Regional Archive at Cape Coast, Ghana: pre-colonial and colonial documents preservation project
Principal investigator: Dr Kwabena Adu-Boahen
Host institution: University of Cape Coast
Archival partner: Public Records and Archives Administration Department (PRAAD), Central Region, Cape Coast
Location of archival material: Ghana
Award: £6,388
Duration: 9 months
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Project Ref: EAP500
Title of project: Documentation of the pre-industrial elements in Bulgarian minorities' culture during the 20th century
Principal investigator: Dr Mila Maeva
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: Specialised Library and Archive Studii Romani
Location of archival material: Bulgaria
Award: £9,900
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP506
Title of project: A pilot project to survey the Buea Archives and other potentially endangered archives in western Cameroon
Principal investigator: Dr Jeffrey Good
Host institution: University at Buffalo
Location of archival material: Cameroon
Award: £10,348
Duration: 3 months

Major Projects

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Project Ref: EAP430
Title of project: History of Bolama, the first capital of Portuguese Guinea (1879-1941), as reflected in the Guinean National Historical Archives - major project
Principal investigator: Dr Birgit Embaló
Host institution: Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisa/INEP
Archival partner: Arquivos Historicos Nacionais, Bissau
Location of archival material: Guinea-Bissau
Award: £40,317
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP432
Title of project: Documenting the written heritage of East Goğğam: a rich culture in jeopardy
Principal investigator: Dr Mersha Alehegne Mengistie
Host institution: Hamburg University
Location of archival material: Ethiopia
Award: £18,980
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP433
Title of project: Digitisation of the national sound archives of the Union of Comoros
Principal investigator: Dr Iain Walker
Host institution: University of Oxford
Archival partner: Centre National de Documentation et de Recherche Scientifique (CNDRS)
Location of archival material: Comoros
Award: £51,658
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP443
Title of project: Nineteenth century documents of the Sierra Leone Public Archives
Principal investigator: Professor Paul Lovejoy
Host institution: York University
Archival partner: Sierra Leone Public Archives
Location of archival material: Sierra Leone
Award: £38,877
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP449
Title of project: Social history and cultural heritage of Mali: preserving the archives of professional photographers
Principal investigator: Dr Candace Keller
Host institution: Michigan State University
Archival partner: Maison Africaine de la Photographie
Location of archival material: Mali
Award: £30,507
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP458
Title of project: Constituting a digital archive of Tamil agrarian history during the colonial period
Principal investigator: Dr Zoe Headley
Host institution: Institut Français de Pondichery
Archival partner: Library of Institut Français de Pondichery
Location of archival material: India
Award: £42,032
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP460
Title of project: Collection and preservation of Shui manuscripts from private collections in South 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: £21,875
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP466
Title of project: The manuscripts of the Riyadh Mosque of Lamu, Kenya
Principal investigator: Dr Anne Bang
Host institution: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Archival partner: National Museums of Kenya, Lamu Museum
Location of archival material: Kenya
Award: £23,738
Duration: 9 months
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Project Ref: EAP468
Title of project: To preserve Indian recordings on 'Odeon' label shellac discs
Principal investigator: Dr Suresh Chandvankar
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai
Location of archival material: India
Award: £8,800
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP485
Title of project: World War II and the origins of Hausa newspapers: the early years of 'Gaskiya ta fi Kwabo'
Principal investigator: Professor John Philips
Host institution: Hirosaki University
Archival partner: Arewa House Centre for Historical Documentation and Research
Location of archival material: Nigeria
Award: £12,800
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP488
Title of project: Major project to digitise and preserve the manuscripts of Djenné, Mali
Principal investigator: Ms Sophie Sarin
Host institution: La Mission Culturelle, Djenné
Archival partner: La Bibliotheque de Manuscrits de Djenné
Location of archival material: Mali
Award: £55,209
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP498
Title of project: Recovering provincial newspapers in Peru: Lambayeque, Ayacucho, Tacna, Cajamarca and Huancavelica
Principal investigator: Dr Natalia Sobrevilla Perea
Host institution: University of Kent
Archival partner: Archivo General de la Nación
Location of archival material: Peru
Award: £24,510
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP503
Title of project: Creating a digital archive of a circum-Caribbean trading entrepôt: notarial records from La Guajira
Principal investigator: Dr Jane Landers
Host institution: Vanderbilt University
Location of archival material: Colombia
Award: £44,958
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP505
Title of project: Digitising parish record collections at the major archives of the province of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Principal investigator: Dr Vilma Lúcia de Oliveira
Host institution: Arquidiocese de Natal
Location of archival material: Brazil
Award: £7,530
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP507
Title of project: Preservation and digitisation of the archival material in the Historical Archive of the San Marcos National University, 1551-1920
Principal investigator: Dr Francisco Quiroz Chueca
Host institution: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Archival partner: Central Archive of the San Marcos National University
Location of archival material: Peru
Award: £28,880
Duration: 12 months