HU OSA 437 Digital Archive of Cultural Heritage

Identity Statement

Reference Code
HU OSA 437
Digital Archive of Cultural Heritage
2016 - 2018
Description Level
Extent and medium (processed)
78 Digital container, 0.08 linear meters


Name of creator(s)
Cultural Heritage Studies Program (CHSP) at Central European University
Analyzing Kyrgyz Narratives (AKYN) Research Group at the American University of Central Asia
Plumtree, James
Bakchiev, Talantaaly
Sydykov, Doolot
Spät, Eszter
Kurto Yunis, Esmer
Resha Pacho, Sheikha Kamo
Ibrahim, Shirin
Qasim, Basê
Muho, Khanif
Namgail, Stanzin
Dolma, Nima
Lamo, Tashi
Tonyot, Phuntsog (Amchi)
Nurboo, Nima (Gyalses)
Wangail (Lurspon, or semi-professional wedding singer)
Falke, Tsultrim
Angmo, Tsetan
Norzom, Tsewang
Haji, Seve

Content and Structure

Scope and Content (Abstract)
The fonds contains documents collected by the students and faculty of the Cultural Heritage Studies Program at Central European University.
Scope and Content (Narrative)
The Digital Archive of Cultural Heritage is the result of cooperation between the Cultural Heritage Studies Program (CHS Program) at Central European University (CEU) and the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (Blinken OSA). The Letter of Intent signed by the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU (which runs the CHS Program) and Blinken OSA in late 2019 proposes that research work conducted by the students and faculty of the CHS Program should thenceforth be preserved and made available to researchers at Blinken OSA.

The CHS Program focuses on developing aptitudes for the critical assessment of tangible structures and objects such as buildings, monuments, archaeological sites, and works of art; on intangible heritage like traditions, languages, and knowledge; and on environmental heritage connected to human-nature interactions. In the course of the research work conducted within the CHS Program, numerous documents of historical value are collected or recorded, mostly in electronic format, as part of the intangible cultural heritage of the people, groups, or societies concerned. It is from among these that the first collections are now being made available to researchers.


Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions governing access
Partially restricted
Kirghiz; Kyrgyz, Kurmanji, Ladakhi

Description Control

Archivist's note
Processed by Mark László-Herbert, October 31, 2020. Updated by Mark László-Herbert, March 10, 2022.