Projects in Americas


Preserving Early Ecclesiastical Sources from the State of Rio de Janeiro

Ecclesiastical documents are among the earliest records available for the history of African, indigenous, and European populations in Brazil, the largest slave society in the …

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Beyond the Revolution: Bibliothèque Haïtienne des Frères de l’Instruction Chrétienne Collections, Bringing Nineteenth-Century Haitian History to the World

The Bibliothèque Haïtienne des Frères de l’Instruction Chrétienne in Port-au-Prince holds the only extensive collection of 19th century newspapers in Haiti. These shed light o…

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Digitisation of Wills, Deed Books and Powers of Attorney for St Vincent, 1785-1865

In the 18th and 19th Century, the islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines produced large amounts of coffee and sugar, which enriched British imperial coffers. The digitisatio…

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Creating a digital archive of ecclesiastical records in the original seven Villas of Cuba

The Roman Catholic church was the most important social institution in Cuba’s colonial era. Every member of society came under its purview. The documents held in the archives …

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Conserving Indigenous Memories of Land Privatisation in Mexico: Michoacán’s Libros de Hijuelas, 1719-1929

In the 19th century, Mexico underwent the process of privatisation of indigenous lands. The process was recorded through the hijuelas – deed books. The books were physically a…

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The Archives of Forgotten Places: The Turks and Caicos Islands

Although occupied for more than 300 years, the Turks and Caicos Islands have been historically governed from afar. The absence of direct governance has resulted in limited arc…

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A modern gaze on traditional cultural practices in Argentina and Latin America: relocation and preservation of the Heinrich Sanguinetti Archive (1930-1980)

The Heinrich Sanguinetti Archive contains 100.000 photographs depicting Argentina in the 1930-1950s. The 5,000 images taken by Annemarie Heinrich depict the pre-industrial int…

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Creating a digital archive of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century criminal and notarial records in Mamanguape, São João do Cariri, and João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil

Notarial and criminal sources are fundamental to the study of everyday, lived experiences in imperial and republican Brazil. However, the documents are kept in disorganised ar…

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Documentary heritage at risk: digitisation and enhancement of the archive of the Monastery of Dominican nuns of Santa Rosa, Santiago, Chile

The Archive of the Dominican Monastery of Santa Rosa is one of the four oldest archives of female writing in Chile. With few exceptions, women's testimonies have not been pres…

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