Projects in Brazil


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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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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Digitising endangered manuscript sources: the notary books of Bahia, Brazil, 1664-1889

The Arquivo Público do Estado da Bahía contains documents crucial for the study of the social and economic history of colonial and post-colonial Bahía. The documents are recor…

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Digitising endangered seventeenth to nineteenth century secular and ecclesiastical sources in São João do Carirí e João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil

This project digitised some of the oldest historical documents in the state of Paraíba: 54 volumes of ecclesiastical records dating from as early as 1752, as well as the signe…

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Memory of Brazil's Landless Rural Workers Movement - MST

The Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) archive provides a unique perspective on the formation and operation of civil society movements. This archive preserves the organizat…

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Memory and Identity of Afro Brazilian Archives

The Soweto Black Organization collection has focused on Black agency in Brazilian history, documenting grassroots activism and the transnational consequences for democracy. Th…

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Afro-Indigenous Brazil struggles for recognition: Videos & Photos 1980-2000

This archive has documented the resurgence of Brazil's Afro-Indigenous movements from the 1980's to the 2000's, following nearly 20 years of military dictatorship. These mater…

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Historical Memory of Brazil's National Federation of Domestic Workers

Despite their socioeconomic impact and significance, historical materials reflecting the life of domestic workers in Brazil have remained underrepresented. The collection of w…

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Digitization of Justice court files under authoritarian regimes in Amazonia

Court records from Óbidos, Brazil document the daily life of Amazonian people through several authoritarian regimes from 1900 - 1988, a period of great political and cultural …

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