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CEH - winner of the CollEx-Persée 2018 call for projects

This project is entitled : "Capital Cities in the Himalayas. An unpublished heritage in CEH’s photographic archives"


CEH’s documentation centre has just obtained a €40,000 grant for the digitisation of its archive collections around the theme of capital cities in the Himalayas. CEH houses an exceptional archive of the first researchers to have carried out long-term multidisciplinary field trips to the Himalayas since the 1960s, before the area opened to tourism. The four capitals of this region (Kathmandu in Nepal, Lhasa in Tibet, Leh in Ladakh and Thimphu in Bhutan) are therefore remarkably documented for the period prior to the profound changes - urbanisation, population growth, damage to the architectural and artistic heritage, opening onto the outside world - they later underwent.

The online availability of this unique material will valorise the work of the first members of the team, will pave the way for cross-sectional research opportunities, will satisfy the curiosity of a wide audience and will make it possible to return to local populations the documentation collected from them over several decades.

- This project is jointly run by CEH and Grand équipement documentaire (GED) on the Campus Condorcet

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