Endangered Archives

Research Grants Awarded in 2013

Pilot Projects

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Project Ref: EAP619
Title of project: Pilot project to locate and digitise endangered single-copy pencil drawn Thakbast/mouza maps in selected Bangladeshi districts
Principal investigator: Dr Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff
Host institution: International Institute of Social History
Archival partner: Heritage Archives of Bangladesh History
Location of archival material: Bangladesh
Award: £10,000
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP630
Title of project: Manuscripts from Kokand Khanate (1710-1876) court library from the museum sources of Kokand and Fergana valley and private collections
Principal investigator: Dr Aftandil Erkinov
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: Kokand Literary Museum
Location of archival material: Uzbekistan
Award: £5,220
Duration: 5 months
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Project Ref: EAP636
Title of project: Creating a digital archive of Indian Christian manuscripts
Principal investigator: Dr Ananya Chakravarti
Host institution: The American University in Cairo
Archival partner: Goa State Central Library
Location of archival material: India
Award: £10,000
Duration: 10 months
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Project Ref: EAP643
Title of project: Shantipur and its neighbourhood: Text and images of early modern Bengal in public and private collections
Principal investigator: Mr Abhijit Bhattacharya
Host institution: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Location of archival material: India
Award: £9,300
Duration: 8 months
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Project Ref: EAP650
Title of project: Grima in Caloto Viejo: archiving Afro-Colombian history
Principal investigator: Dr Thomas Desch Obi
Host institution: City University of New York
Archival partner: Universidad del Valle
Location of archival material: Colombia
Award: £9,959
Duration: 2 months
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Project Ref: EAP676
Title of project: Survey of Buddhist Sanskrit manuscripts in the possession of Vajrayana Viharas and Newar Buddhist families in Lalitpur in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal
Principal investigator: Dr Shanker Thapa
Host institution: Tribhuvan University
Archival partner: Lotus Research Center, Lalitpur
Location of archival material: Nepal
Award: £9,230
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP683
Title of project: Rāmamālā Library manuscript project
Principal investigator: Dr Benjamin Fleming
Host institution: University of Pennsylvania
Archival partner: Rāmamālā Library
Location of archival material: Bangladesh
Award: £10,835
Duration: 9 months
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Project Ref: EAP684
Title of project: Inventory of the National Archives of Burundi
Principal investigator: Mr Isidore Horugavye
Host institution: National Archives of Burundi
Archival partner: National Archives of Burundi
Location of archival material: Burundi
Award: £8,580
Duration: 6 months

Major Projects

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Project Ref: EAP613
Title of project: Digital preservation and cataloguing of early printed Armenian maps, periodicals and newspapers, and making them accessible online
Principal investigator: Dr Tigran Zargaryan
Host institution: National Library of Armenia
Archival partner: National Library of Armenia
Location of archival material: Armenia
Award: £33,445
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP618
Title of project: Unique ethnographic photograph archive at risk, Sofia, Bulgaria
Principal investigator: Dr Elya Tzaneva
Host institution: Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Musuem
Archival partner: Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Musuem
Location of archival material: Bulgaria
Award: £20,662
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP626
Title of project: Tracking the past - the preservation of the railway archives of Sierra Leone
Principal investigator: Mrs Helen Ashby
Host institution: National Railway Museum
Archival partner: National Railway Museum of Sierra Leone
Location of archival material: Sierra Leone
Award: £15,266
Duration: 10 months
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Project Ref: EAP627
Title of project: Digitising endangered seventeenth to nineteenth century secular and ecclesiastical sources in São João do Carirí e João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
Principal investigator: Ms Courtney Campbell
Host institution: Vanderbilt University
Archival partner: NEABI of Universidade Federal de Paraíba, NDIHR of Universidade Federal de Paraíba
Location of archival material: Brazil
Award: £38,452
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP638
Title of project: Rewriting Argentine and Latin American history. Salvaging the Haynes publishing company archive
Principal investigator: Dr Celina Tuozzo
Host institution: Fundación Simón Rodríguez
Archival partner: National Library of Congress, Buenos Aires
Location of archival material: Argentina
Award: £25,000
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP640
Title of project: Digitising the documentary patrimony of Colombia's Caribbean coast: the ecclesiastical documents of the Department of Córdoba
Principal investigator: Professor Jane Landers
Host institution: Vanderbilt University
Archival partner: University of Cartagena
Location of archival material: Colombia
Award: £43,160
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP644
Title of project: The Fouad Debbas Collection: assessment and digitisation of a precious private collection. Photographs from Maison Bonfils (1867-1910s), Beirut, Lebanon
Principal investigator: Miss Yasmine Chemali
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: Jafet Memorial Library, American University of Beirut
Location of archival material: Lebanon
Award: £15,400
Duration: 8 months
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Project Ref: EAP656
Title of project: History in progress Uganda, Part 1: the Ham Mukasa archive
Principal investigator: Dr Richard Vokes
Host institution: University of Adelaide
Archival partner: Makerere University
Location of archival material: Uganda
Award: £24,333
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP657
Title of project: Saving the original lifetime archive of the well-known Ukrainian poet, artist and thinker, T.H. Shevchenko
Principal investigator: Mr Dmytro Stus
Host institution: International Civic Society Organisation 'International Foundation of young scientists support in sphere of digital and IT technologies'
Archival partner: National Taras Shevchenko Museum
Location of archival material: Ukraine
Award: £13,907
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP660
Title of project: Nur-i-Afshan archives: Perspectives on the inter-religious history of Punjab from 1873-1944
Principal investigator: Dr Yaqoob Bangash
Host institution: Forman Christian College
Archival partner: Ewing Memorial Library, Forman Christian College
Location of archival material: Pakistan
Award: £35,600
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP675
Title of project: Documentation of the pre-industrial elements in Bulgarian minorities' culture during the 20th century - phase II
Principal investigator: Dr Mila Maeva
Host institution: The Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Location of archival material: Bulgaria
Award: £23,468
Duration: 15 months
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Project Ref: EAP687
Title of project: Digitisation of manuscripts held by the Tibetan Yungdrung Bön Library of Menri Monastery, Dolanji, India
Principal investigator: Mr Edward Proctor
Host institution: Duke University
Archival partner: Tibetan Yungdrung Bön Library
Location of archival material: India
Award: £35,011
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP688
Title of project: Digitisation of the Deed books in Saint Vincent for the slavery era, 1763-1838
Principal investigator: Professor Kenneth Morgan
Host institution: Brunel University
Archival partner: National Archive of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Location of archival material: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Award: £16,554
Duration: 15 months
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Project Ref: EAP689
Title of project: Constituting a digital archive of Tamil agrarian history (1650-1950) - phase II
Principal investigator: Dr Zoe Headley
Host institution: French Institute of Pondicherry
Archival partner: French Institute of Pondicherry
Location of archival material: India
Award: £44,330
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP690
Title of project: Project to digitise and preserve the manuscripts of Djenné and surrounding villages
Principal investigator: Ms Sophie Sarin
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: La Bibliothèque de Manuscrits de Djenné
Location of archival material: Mali
Award: £55,829
Duration: 24 months