South America

Projects in South America

EAP1402 Pub003

19th-century documents from the Peruvian asylum el Manicomio del Cercado

The Victor Larco Herrera Hospital in the centre of Lima, Peru, was closed in 1917. Its archives, dating back to 1859, consist of medical documentation as well as administrativ…

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Digitisation and Diffusion of the Historical Archive of the Institute of Charity "Hermandad De Dolores" (Fraternity of Sorrows), Santiago De Chile

The archive of the Institute of Charity Hermandad de Dolores holds the history of the association from 1815 to the present. These enrich our understanding of Chilean charity i…

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Eap 1234

Preservation of Film Negatives of the Elias del Aguila Collection of the Historical Archive of Centro de la Imagen

Even though he was the favourite photographer of Lima’s middle class, until 2015 Elias el Aguila was practically unknown. Over 7000 photographic negatives of his collection ar…

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Survey of archival material in small Jewish communities in rural areas in Argentina: south Buenos Aires province and La Pampa province

Between the 19th and 20th century, 200,000 Jewish migrants from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean arrived in Argentina. Archives of small villages show how immigrants manag…

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Eap 1065

Public High Schools Archives of Chile, Digitisation for their rescue, preservation and dissemination

Public secondary education in Chile was founded in 1813. The schools helped to educate the political elites of the Republic of Chile and constitute the Republic’s early educat…

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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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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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EAP853 Pub006

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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