Projects

Archiving the endangered traditional herbal medicinal knowledge and practices among multi-ethnic groups in Songea district, southern Tanzania

Phase I Funding
LOCATION Songea District, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania OUR TEAM Dr. Thomas Biginagwa (PI) Ms. Sinyati Robinson Mark (CoI) Mr. Richard Chale ... Read more

Chagga Traditional Songs as Archives of African Traditional Knowledge

Phase I Funding
From left to right: Assistant PI (Valence Silayo), PI (Nicholaus Kavishe) and participants from MMEKU Arts Group (Peter Mushi and ... Read more

Digitalising Turkey’s Botanical Heritage

Phase I Funding
Ilgın Deniz Can (middle) & Barış Uğurman (left) working on specimens cleaning and mounting. Cleaned specimen before & after (top ... Read more

Embracing the past: Professionals and Indigenous People Dialogue on Historical Sites in Southern Tanzania

Tanzanian professional historians and heritage experts have taken an active position in explaining the wealth and importance of historical and heritage sites.

Food, Hospitality, and the Micro-cultures of Syria

This is a pilot project for a much bigger one on the everyday micro-cultures of Syria, and the importance of studying and archiving them for any post-war reconciliation and society rebuilding efforts.

Futures Through Underwater Pasts: the Search for Mongalo

The Futures Through Underwater Pasts: the Search for Mongalo is a project funded by a grant from the AHRC Network Plus Rising from the Depth Sites. This project aims to combine two Network Plus groups, the maritime archaeology of Rising from the Depths with the memory research of Imagining Futures.

In Search of LA

LOCATION Los Angeles, California, United States OURTEAM Tawny Paul Douglas Barrera Katherine Kapsidelis SYNOPSIS AND POSITION In Search of LA ... Read more

Iraqi Protest Art and Alternative Visions of the Past

Phase I Funding
A mural in Tahrir Square in Baghdad depicting two Assyrian lamassus protecting the ‘Turkish Restaurant’ building that had been taken ... Read more

Lebanese Yawmiyat (diaries): Archiving unfinished stories of spatial violence

Phase I Funding
Region 1
Theme 2

This essay is part of the research project ‘Imagining Futures through Un/Archived Pasts’ led by the University of Exeter, UK and focused on ungrounding multiple forms of violence and their imbrications in the urban space of Beirut in Lebanon. Specifically, examining the aftermath of the port’s explosion in 2020 and the ongoing political and socio-economic crises, we chased individual narratives and spatial trajectories of everyday life struggles. We aimed to foreground an alternative representation of living archives, where an assemblage of stories, memories, perceptions, everyday practices, and their relations continuously shape the urban space.

Mental Map: A way to access information from the Maji Maji war victims in southern Tanzania

Phase I Funding
Maji Maji War zone in Tanzania LOCATION Kilwa, Ndanda and Sonega, Tanzania SYNOPSIS AND POSITION The study will add mental ... Read more