Endangered Archives

Research Grants Awarded in 2017

Pilot Projects

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Project Ref: EAP1013
Title of project: Digitisation of Wills, Deed Books and Powers of Attorney for St Vincent, 1785-1865
Principal investigator: Prof. Kenneth Morgan
Host institution: Brunel University
Archival partner: Eastern Caribbean Court
Location of archival material: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Award: £13,675
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP1024
Title of project: Beyond the Revolution: Bibliothèque Haïtienne des Frères de l’Instruction Chrétienne Collections, Bringing Nineteenth-Century Haitian History to the World
Principal investigator: Dr. Anne Eller, Dr. Erin Zavitz, Dr. Lewis Clorméus and Claire Payton
Host institution: Yale University
Archival partner: Bibliothèque Haitienne des F.I.C.
Location of archival material: Haiti
Award: £15,000
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP1054
Title of project: Survey of endangered audio material still available with private collectors in India
Principal investigator: Dr. Suresh Chandvankar
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: National Centre of Performing Arts
Location of archival material: India
Award: £8,000
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP1056
Title of project: Survey and digitisation of individual manuscript collections in Northern Sri Lanka
Principal investigator: Mr. Thillainathan Kopinath
Host institution: Noolaham Foundation
Archival partner: Roja Muthiah Research Library Trust
Location of archival material: Sri Lanka
Award: £11,160
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP1063
Title of project: Vernacular Mathematics in Pre-Modern India
Principal investigator: Prof. Roy Wagner
Host institution: ETH Zurich
Archival partner: Library of the French Institute of Pondicherry
Location of archival material: India
Award: £11,746
Duration: 12 months
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Project Ref: EAP993
Title of project: Conserving Endangered Family Manuscript Libraries on the island of Jerba, Tunisia
Principal investigator: Dr. Paul Love
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: Centre Culturel et Touristique Méditerranéen de Jerba
Location of archival material: Tunisia
Award: £10,000
Duration: 6 months

Major Projects

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Project Ref: EAP1014
Title of project: Preservation and digitisation of Zoroastrian historical documents and Avestan manuscripts
Principal investigator: Dr. Saloumeh Gholami
Host institution: Institute of Empirical Linguistics at the Goethe University of Frankfurt
Archival partner: The archive of Zoroastrian historical documents and Avestan manuscripts, Mehraban Poulādi’s Archive
Location of archival material: Iran
Award: £30,960
Duration: 18 months
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Project Ref: EAP1034
Title of project: Preserving Traditional Buryat Book Culture
Principal investigator: Dr. Andrei Bazarov
Host institution: Institute of Buddhist, Mongolian and Tibetan Studies (Russian Academy of sciences)
Location of archival material: Russian Federation
Award: £24,000
Duration: 24 months
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Project Ref: EAP1094
Title of project: Digitisation of the Ben Essayouti, the Fondo Kati and the Mohammed Tahar Manuscript Libraries of Timbuktu
Principal investigator: Ms Sophie Sarin
Host institution: Independent Researcher
Archival partner: Fondo Kati
Location of archival material: Mali
Award: £54,929
Duration: 24 months