Endangered Archives

Research Grants Awarded in 2016

Pilot Projects

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Project Ref: EAP842
Title of project: Conservation and digitisation of manuscripts from the Raja Mahmudabad Library
Principal investigator: Mr Mohammad Khan
Host institution: Waqf-e Maharaja Sahib
Archival partner: Madrassatul Wa'izeen
Location of archival material: India
Award: £9,793
Duration: 7 months
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Project Ref: EAP888
Title of project: Preservation and digitisation of the manuscripts of the Avesta written with Persian alphabets
Principal investigator: Mr Milad Jahangurfar
Host institution: Yādegār-e Bāstān Research Centre
Archival partner: The National Library of Iran
Location of archival material: Iran
Award: £5,417
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP894
Title of project: Endangered photo collections about the participation of pre-industrial Bulgaria in three wars in the beginning of the 20th century
Principal investigator: Dr Valeri Katzounov
Host institution: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Archival partner: Scientific Archive of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (SA BAS)
Location of archival material: Bulgaria
Award: £17,540
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP898
Title of project: Myanmar negative records
Principal investigator: Lukas Birk
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: Myanmar Art Resource Center and Archive (MARCA)
Location of archival material: Myanmar
Award: £8,780
Duration: 4 months
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Project Ref: EAP906
Title of project: Private records of some leading business families of early colonial Bengal
Principal investigator: Dr Tridibsantapa Kundu
Host institution: Banwarilal Bhalotia College
Archival partner: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata
Location of archival material: India
Award: £7,620
Duration: 8 months
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Project Ref: EAP908
Title of project: Save the Manuscripts: Save the Temple
Principal investigator: Dr. Vayalkara Jayarajan
Host institution: Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)
Archival partner: Mookambika Temple
Location of archival material: India
Award: £9,940
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP913
Title of project: Documenting the Arabic manuscript collection of the Yattara Family Library, Timbuktu, Mali
Principal investigator: Dr Ian Straughn
Host institution: Brown University
Location of archival material: Mali
Award: £9,660
Duration: 1 month
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Project Ref: EAP915
Title of project: Pilot project for endangered Arabic manuscript in Ivory Coast
Principal investigator: Dr Moussa Konate
Host institution: Independent researcher
Archival partner: Felix Houphouët-Boigny Universty, Ivory Coast
Location of archival material: Ivory Coast
Award: £10,357
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP936
Title of project: Preserving Endangered Archives on Ismailism and Central Asian Cultural Heritage at Semyonov’s Library in Tajikistan
Principal investigator: Dr Sunatullo Jonboboev
Host institution: University of Central Asia
Archival partner: Semyonov’s Memorial Library, Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography
Location of archival material: Tajikistan
Award: £7,557
Duration: 5 months
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Project Ref: EAP942
Title of project: Preserving Nyasaland African Congress historical records
Principal investigator: Mr Clement Mweso
Host institution: National Archives of Malawi
Archival partner: National Archives of Malawi
Location of archival material: Malawi
Award: £6,158
Duration: 4 months
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Project Ref: EAP951
Title of project: All hands' things*: the endangered archives of Tristan da Cunha (*Tristanian English: things belonging to the whole community)
Principal investigator: Mrs Dawn Repetto
Host institution: Tristan da Cunha government
Archival partner: Tristan Archives
Location of archival material: Tristan da Cunha
Award: £14,223
Duration: 12 months

Major Projects

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Project Ref: EAP880
Title of project: Fragments of Sikkim: Preserving and presenting the palace archives of a Himalayan Kingdom, 1875-1975
Principal investigator: Ms Pema Abrahams
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
Location of archival material: India
Award: £41,978
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP886
Title of project: Digitisation of Sanskrit Manuscripts and Books in the State of Jammu and Kashmir
Principal investigator: Mr Chetan Pandey
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: Raghunath Temple Sanskrit Manuscript Library
Location of archival material: India
Award: £25,748
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP890
Title of project: Preservation of unique and historic newspapers printed in traditional Mongolian script between 1936-1945
Principal investigator: Mr Bayasgalan Bayanbat
Host institution: Monsound and Vision Foundation
Archival partner: Sukhbaatar District Public Library
Location of archival material: Mongolia
Award: £27,842
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP896
Title of project: Documentation of Endangered Temple Art of Tamil Nadu
Principal investigator: Dr N Murugesan
Host institution: French Institute of Pondicherry
Archival partner: French Institute of Pondicherry
Location of archival material: India
Award: £31,433
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP899
Title of project: A modern gaze on traditional cultural practices in Argentina and Latin America: relocation and preservation of the ‘Heinrich Sanguinetti Archive’ (1930-1980)
Principal investigator: Dr Diana Wechsler
Host institution: Institute for Research in Art and Culture "Dr. Norberto Griffa", Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero
Archival partner: Archivo Heinrich-Sanguinetti
Location of archival material: Argentina
Award: £45,523
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP900
Title of project: Ukrainian scientific heritage of the late 19th and early 20th century preservation: digitisation of archival materials and scientific publications Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lviv
Principal investigator: Dr Nadiya Khalak
Host institution: M.S. Hrushevsky Institute of Ukrainian Archeography and Source Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Archival partner: Central State Historical Archive in Ukraine. Lviv
Location of archival material: Ukraine
Award: £24,056
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP901
Title of project: Preservation of the Music and Dance Archive at the Music Museum of Nepal (NFMIM) - Phase 2
Principal investigator: Mrs Sibongile Pradhan
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: Archive of the Music Museum of Nepal (NFMIM)
Location of archival material: Nepal
Award: £40,960
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP910
Title of project: (Re)Collecting the Heritage of the Silk Road: Tajikistan’s pre-Russian Past in Documents
Principal investigator: Dr Abdughani Mamadazimov
Host institution: Tajik National University
Archival partner: Academic Library “Karl von Richthofen”, National Research Foundation “Great Silk Road – Road to Consolidation”
Location of archival material: Tajikistan
Award: £23,900
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP914
Title of project: The Archives of Forgotten Places: The Turks and Caicos Islands
Principal investigator: Dr Kelley Scudder-Temple
Host institution: The Zemi Foundation
Archival partner: Turks and Caicos National Museum
Location of archival material: Turks and Caicos Islands
Award: £38,746
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP918
Title of project: Preservation and access of rare early Grantha books
Principal investigator: Mr Sundar Ganesan
Host institution: Roja Muthiah Research Library (RMRL)
Archival partner: Urban History Documentation Archives of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Location of archival material: India
Award: £39,100
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP920
Title of project: Preserving Malawi endangered historical District Notebooks: 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: £12,025
Duration: 5 months
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Project Ref: EAP921
Title of project: Early-modern texts and modern legacies: Digitisation of Manuscripts, Books, Newspapers in southern West Bengal
Principal investigator: Mr Abhijit Bhattacharya
Host institution: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Archival partner: Urban History Documentation Archives of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Location of archival material: India
Award: £53,743
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP922
Title of project: Digitisation and conservation of endangered paper records of the British Indian Association
Principal investigator: Dr Nilanjana Deb
Host institution: Jadavpur University
Archival partner: British Indian Association
Location of archival material: India
Award: £34,120
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP923
Title of project: Digital preservation of historical botanical collections at East African Herbarium (EA) Library, National Museums of Kenya
Principal investigator: Dr Peris Kamau
Host institution: National Museums of Kenya
Archival partner: National Museums of Kenya
Location of archival material: Kenya
Award: £17,632
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP927
Title of project: Digitisation and preservation of rare historical sources of Mongolia written in the 19th and early 20th centuries
Principal investigator: Dr Zsolt Szilágyi
Host institution: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Archival partner: Mongolian Academy of Sceinces, Department of History and Archaeology
Location of archival material: Mongolia
Award: £31,480
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP931
Title of project: Conserving Indigenous Memories of Land Privatisation in Mexico: Michoacán’s Libros de Hijuelas, 1719-1929
Principal investigator: Dr Matthew Butler
Host institution: University of Texas at Austin
Archival partner: Archivo General e Historico del Poder Ejecutivo de Michoacan (AGHPEM)
Location of archival material: Mexico
Award: £46,233
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP935
Title of project: Safeguarding the British Colonial and Regional Administrative Archive in Northern Ghana
Principal investigator: Dr Ismael Montana
Host institution: Northern Illinois University
Archival partner: Public Records and Archives Administration Department (PRAAD), Tamale
Location of archival material: Ghana
Award: £39,574
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP938
Title of project: The diplomatic connections of Madagascar between 1861 and 1897
Principal investigator: Dr Vincent Hiribarren
Host institution: King’s College London
Archival partner: Archives Nationales de Madagascar
Location of archival material: Madagascar
Award: £8,172
Duration: 6 months
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Project Ref: EAP945
Title of project: Digitisation of pre-modren Hindu ritual manuscripts from Kathmandu Valley
Principal investigator: Dr Yogesh Ram Mishra
Host institution: Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP)
Archival partner: Naghabhani Archive, Kathmandu
Location of archival material: Nepal
Award: £42,242
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP946
Title of project: Representing Self and Family. Preserving Tamil Studio Photography
Principal investigator: Dr Zoe Headley
Host institution: French Institute of Pondicherry
Archival partner: French Institute Library
Location of archival material: India
Award: £51,802
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP955
Title of project: Creating a digital archive of ecclesiastical records in the original seven Villas of Cuba
Principal investigator: Dr David LaFevor
Host institution: University of Texas at Arlington
Archival partner: n/a
Location of archival material: Cuba
Award: £33,729
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP957
Title of project: Digitising Dagestan's Manuscript Heritage: Manuscripts from the Library of 'Alī al-Ghumūqī (1878-1943)
Principal investigator: Dr Rebecca Gould
Host institution: University of Bristol
Location of archival material: Russia
Award: £24,763
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP981
Title of project: Preservation of the manuscripts of the Jaffna Bishop's house
Principal investigator: Dr Appasamy Murugaiyan
Host institution: Alliance Francaise de Jaffna
Archival partner: St. Francis Xavier’s Seminary
Location of archival material: Sri Lanka
Award: £17,549
Duration: 24 months