Complex archeographic research of old believers communities in Kostroma region: search, digitisation and archiving of early Cyrillic books and manuscripts (EAP990)

Aims and objectives

The purpose of the project is to research, digitise and archive early Cyrillic books and manuscripts of old believers in Kostroma region. This will give opportunity to preserve and capture vanishing traditional material and spiritual culture characteristic of the Russian late Middle Ages and Modern Times. Key traits of these epochs remain in the mostly integral form particularly in the old believers communities, which are socially and geographically detached from the environs. Project participants plan to visit traditional residing places of old believers, digitise books and manuscripts and, if the owners give consent, transfer some of the books and manuscripts to Kostroma Museum-Reserve for storage.


The records copied by this project have been catalogued as: