Consolidation and digitisation of the historical archives of the Dioceses of Teotihuacan and Valle de Chalco (EAP1510)

Aims and objectives

This project will digitise some 4,000 (14TB) of native Nahuatl language and Spanish colonial documents beginning in the first decades of Spanish rule in central Mexico and continuing through past Mexican national independence. As such, it covers the entire chronological scope of Spanish colonialism in two key population centers of central Mexico, often from local indigenous perspectives, and covers such themes as local and imperial politics, Christian evangelisation, sociability, daily life, belief, and artistic and intellectual practice. This proposal follows EAP1147, where the dioceses near Texcoco wish to preserve their historical documents.