From Dust to Digital: Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme
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Contents

Acknowledgements

ix

List of illustrations

xi

List of recordings

xxix

Notes on contributors

xxxi

Introduction
Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin

xxxvii

Preserving the past: creating the Endangered Archives Programme
Barry Supple

xxxix

The Endangered Archives Programme after ten years
Anthea Case

xliii

What the Endangered Archives Programme does

xlvii

Crumb trails, threads and traces: Endangered Archives and history
Maja Kominko

xlix

PART I. INSCRIPTIONS

1

The “written landscape” of the central Sahara: recording and digitising the Tifinagh inscriptions in the Tadrart Acacus Mountains
Stefano Biagetti, Ali Ait Kaci and Savino di Lernia

1

PART II. MANUSCRIPTS

2

Metadata and endangered archives: lessons from the Ahom manuscripts project
Stephen Morey

31

3

Unravelling Lepcha manuscripts
Heleen Plaisier

67

4

Technological aspects of the monastic manuscript collection at May Wäyni, Ethiopia
Michael Gervers and Jacek Tomaszewski

89

5

Localising Islamic knowledge: acquisition and copying of the Riyadha Mosque manuscript collection in Lamu, Kenya
Anne Bang

135

6

In the shadow of Timbuktu: the manuscripts of Djenné
Sophie Sarin

173

PART III. DOCUMENTARY ARCHIVES

7

The first Gypsy/Roma organisations, churches and newspapers
Elena Mariushakova and Veselin Popov

189

8

Sacred boundaries: parishes and the making of space in the colonial Andes
Gabriela Ramos

225

9

Researching the history of slavery in Colombia and Brazil through ecclesiastical and notarial archives
Jane Landers, Pablo Gómez, José Polo Acuña and Courtney J. Campbell

259

10

Convict labour in early colonial Northern Nigeria: a preliminary study
Mohammed Bashir Salau

293

11

Murid Ajami sources of knowledge: the myth and the reality
Fallou Ngom

331

12

Digitisation of Islamic manuscripts and periodicals in Jerusalem and Acre
Qasem Abu Harb

377

PART IV. PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVES

13

A charlatan’s album: cartes-de-visite from Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay (1860-1880)
Irina Podgorny

417

14

Hearing images, tasting pictures: making sense of Christian mission photography in the Lushai Hills District, Northeast India (1870-1920)
Kyle Jackson

445

15

The photographs of Baluev: capturing the “socialist transformation” of the Krasnoyarsk northern frontier, 1938-1939
David Anderson, Mikhail S. Batashev and Craig Campbell

487

16

Archiving a Cameroonian photographic studio
David Zeitlyn

531

PART V. SOUND ARCHIVES

17

Music for a revolution: the sound archives of Radio
Télévision Guinée

Graeme Counsel

547

18

Conservation of the Iranian Golha radio programmes and the heritage of Persian classical poetry and music
Jane Lewisohn

587

19

The use of sound archives for the investigation, teaching and safeguarding of endangered languages in Russia
Tjeerd De Graaf and Victor Denisov

617

Index

635