Aims and objectives
The project aims to digitise notarial manuscripts located in The Historical Archive of Cartagena de Indias. The notarial documents date from the 19th century. These documents are of crucial importance for the historical memory of a significant city in the Colombian Caribbean. Its preservation implies not only the possibility of the inclusion of peoples that were previously silenced by official historical discourses, but also the construction of a national memory sponsored in part by the creation of notaries as spaces for the foundation of a legal order based on a official language that mediated daily life in the nascent republics.