Documentation of Kalmyk Heritage

This project aims to document the endangered cultural heritage of the Kalmyks and Oirats, and to create an open-access digital archive of this material.

The Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project aims to video-audio document Kalmyk culture in the broadest sense and to produce a comprehensive database on the endangered cultural heritage of the Kalmyks in Russia and their kinsmen, the Torghuts, in China. The project hopes that this on-line knowledge will not only provide the communities with a resource that they can draw upon to compare, study and popularise their culture but also contribute to cultural preservation and revitalisation both in Kalmykia and beyond.

Project Details


Location: Russia, China, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Asia Organiser(s): University of Cambridge Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: $1,207,965 Commencement Date: 01/2014 Project Status: Completed
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