Endangered Archives

Research Grants Awarded in 2012

Pilot Projects

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Project Ref: EAP524
Title of project: To survey the East India Company and Colonial archives of Jamestown, St Helena, South Atlantic
Principal investigator: Professor David Richardson
Host institution: University of Hull
Archival partner: St Helena Government Archives
Location of archival material: Saint Helena
Award: £14,469
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP531
Title of project: Preserving the endangered manuscripts of the Cham people in Vietnam
Principal investigator: Mr Hao Phan
Host institution: Northern Illinois University
Location of archival material: Vietnam
Award: £9,370
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP536
Title of project: Safeguarding Gambia, Casamance and Guinea-Bissau's oral histories: the Oral History Archive at Fajara, The Gambia
Principal investigator: Dr Toby Green
Host institution: King's College London
Archival partner: National Centre for Arts and Culture, Banjul
Location of archival material: Gambia
Award: £16,625
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP548
Title of project: The narrative and ritual texts, narrative paintings and other performance related material belonging to the Buchen of Pin Valley, India
Principal investigator: Professor Patrick Sutherland
Host institution: University of the Arts London
Archival partner: Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, Dharamsala
Location of archival material: India
Award: £6,945
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP569
Title of project: Safeguarding Nzema history: documents on Nzema land in Ghanaian national and local archives
Principal investigator: Mr Samuel Nobah
Host institution: Fort Apollonia Museum of Nzema Culture and History
Archival partner: Fort Apollonia Museum of Nzema Culture and History
Location of archival material: Ghana
Award: £7,535
Duration: 10 months
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Project Ref: EAP593
Title of project: Lekil Kuxlejal: archiving Tenejapa's indigenous heritage
Principal investigator: Dr Susanna Rostas
Host institution: Homerton College Cambridge
Archival partner: Casa de la Cultura
Location of archival material: Mexico
Award: £9,597
Duration: 9 months
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Project Ref: EAP596
Title of project: Safeguarding Anguilla's heritage: a survey of the endangered records of Anguilla
Principal investigator: Mr Jan Liebaers
Host institution: Anguilla Archaeological and Historical Society
Location of archival material: Anguilla
Award: £12,315
Duration: 3 months

Major Projects

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Project Ref: EAP521
Title of project: Digitisation of manuscripts at the Al-aqsa Mosque Library, East Jerusalem
Principal investigator: Mr Qasem Abu Harb
Host institution: Kenyon Institute (CBRL)
Archival partner: Al-aqsa Mosque Library
Location of archival material: East Jerusalem
Award: £38,070
Duration: 8 months
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Project Ref: EAP526
Title of project: Digitisation of the endangered monastic archive at May Wäyni (Tigray, Ethiopia)
Principal investigator: Professor Michael Gervers
Host institution: University of Toronto at Scarborough
Archival partner: Ethiopian Liturgical Library
Location of archival material: Ethiopia
Award: £15,828
Duration: 8 months
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Project Ref: EAP529
Title of project: Digitising 19th and early 20th century Buddhist manuscripts from Dambadarjaa Monastery
Principal investigator: Mr Bayasgalan Bayanbat
Host institution: Monsound and Vision Foundation
Archival partner: Dambadarjaa Monastery
Location of archival material: Mongolia
Award: £34,524
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP532
Title of project: Recovering the endangered archives of the Benue Valley, central Nigeria
Principal investigator: Dr Moses Ochonu
Host institution: Vanderbilt University
Archival partner: Benue State University, Makurdi
Location of archival material: Nigeria
Award: £35,850
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP535
Title of project: Northern Nigeria: Precolonial documents preservation scheme - major project
Principal investigator: Dr Mohammed Salau
Host institution: The University of Mississippi
Archival partner: National Archives Kaduna, National Archives Abuja
Location of archival material: Nigeria
Award: £9,700
Duration: 3 months
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Project Ref: EAP540
Title of project: Shrines of Accra: Witchcraft trial records at Nai, Korle and Sakumo We, Accra, Ghana
Principal investigator: Dr Jonathan Roberts
Host institution: Mount Saint Vincent University
Archival partner: PRAAD, Accra
Location of archival material: Ghana
Award: £7,391
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP541
Title of project: Digitisation and preservation of historical archives in the Public Records and Archives Administration (PRAAD) in Tamale, Northern Ghana
Principal investigator: Dr Ismael Montana
Host institution: Northern Illinois University
Archival partner: PRAAD, Tamale
Location of archival material: Ghana
Award: £43,355
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP542
Title of project: Cameroon Photo Press Archives. Protection, conservation, access
Principal investigator: Dr Jürg Schneider
Host institution: University of Basel, Centre for African Studies
Archival partner: Cameroon Press Photo Archives
Location of archival material: Cameroon
Award: £29,451
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP550
Title of project: Preservation of Yao manuscripts from South Yunnan: text, image and religion
Principal investigator: Dr Jian Xu
Host institution: Sun Yat-sen University
Archival partner: Archive of Yunnan Provincial Administrative Office of Minority Classics
Location of archival material: China
Award: £28,860
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP556
Title of project: Book heritage of Ural Old Believers
Principal investigator: Dr Irina Pochinskaya
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: Archive of Laboratory of Studies in Archaeography of Institute for Humanities and Art (Ural Federal University)
Location of archival material: Russian Federation
Award: £28,000
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP563
Title of project: Preserving the Hume family collection and making it accessible on the web
Principal investigator: Mrs Silvana Lucia Piga
Host institution: Universidad de San Andrés
Archival partner: Universidad de San Andrés
Location of archival material: Argentina
Award: £22,785
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP566
Title of project: Endangered Urdu periodicals: preservation and access for vulnerable scholarly resources
Principal investigator: Mr James Nye
Host institution: The University of Chicago
Archival partner: Mushfiq Khwaja Library and Research Centre
Location of archival material: Pakistan
Award: £52,247
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP568
Title of project: From indigenous subjects to indigenous citizens: digitising state-society relations in the State Archive of Oaxaca
Principal investigator: Dr Benjamin Smith
Host institution: University of Warwick
Archival partner: Archivo General del Poder Ejecutivo del Estado de Oaxaca
Location of archival material: Mexico
Award: £40,351
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP570
Title of project: Digital documentation of Dongkala, Chizing, Pagar and Phajoding temple archives
Principal investigator: Dr Karma Phuntsho
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: The National Library and Archives of Bhutan
Location of archival material: Bhutan
Award: £42,535
Duration: 10 months
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Project Ref: EAP571
Title of project: Digital preservation of newspapers of the first half of the twentieth century in Nicaragua
Principal investigator: Ms Margarita Vannini
Host institution: Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamérica, Universidad Centroamericana
Archival partner: Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamercia
Location of archival material: Nicaragua
Award: £20,610
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP584
Title of project: Preserving memory II - documentation and digitisation of palm leaf manuscripts from Kerala, India
Principal investigator: Dr Sudha Gopalakrishnan
Host institution: SAHA: Stirring Action on Heritage and the Arts
Archival partner: Folkland
Location of archival material: India
Award: £39,800
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP602
Title of project: Preservation of the audio recording collection in the Sherif Harar City Museum, Ethiopia
Principal investigator: Dr Simone Tarsitani
Host institution: Durham University
Archival partner: Sherif Harar City Museum
Location of archival material: Ethiopia
Award: £17,292
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP607
Title of project: Identify, relocate and digitise Native Administration records (1891-1964) - major project
Principal investigator: Mr Joel Thaulo
Host institution: National Archives of Malawi
Archival partner: National Archives of Malawi
Location of archival material: Malawi
Award: £22,161
Duration: 9 months
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Project Ref: EAP608
Title of project: Guinea's Syliphone archives - II
Principal investigator: Dr Graeme Counsel
Host institution: University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association
Archival partner: Bibliothèque Nationale de Guinée
Location of archival material: Guinea
Award: £32,665
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP609
Title of project: Digitising Malay writing in Sri Lanka
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: £17,680
Duration: 24 months