Blog

24 March 2020

An update from “the Angkuoch project” – documenting Jew’s harp in Cambodia

Text: Catherine Grant – catherine.grant@griffith.edu.au Download a Khmer translation of this blog post here We are excited to report that research […]

28 November 2019

EMKP participates in National Programmes and AARD Conference

During November EMKP was active in participating in the National Programmes conference and the African Archaeology Research Day.  Both conferences […]

8 November 2019

EMKP and ELDP launch joint Call for Applications

EMKP and ELDP are happy to announce a joint Call for Applications that combines both language and material knowledge documentation. […]

5 November 2019

Documenting the ‘made world’ and endangered knowledge

EMKP has been featured on the Museum Ethnographer’s Group blog, which discusses our aims and what we do. Here is […]

15 October 2019

From Seeds to Rags: Textile Production in Dendi and Borgou (North Benin)

The project aims primarily at documenting cotton cloth production in North Benin, from cotton growing activities to thread production (ginning, […]

15 October 2019

Som: Shell Money of northern Vanuatu

In the islands of Melanesia, people have developed extremely complex value and exchange systems that seem to work like currencies. […]

15 October 2019

Paper People — making clothing from paper in Japan

This project will translate, record, articulate, preserve, and disseminate craft knowledge related to paper clothing (kamiko) made from sheets of […]

15 October 2019

Documenting the Endangered Traditional Broom and Fibre Rope Crafts of the Urhobo People of Nigeria

The traditional natural broom and fibre rope crafts of the Urhobo people of Nigeria are highly endangered by the introduction […]

15 October 2019

Documenting the Instrument and Instrument-making of Angkuoch, Cambodian Mouth Harp

ឧបករណ៍ផ្ទាត់ «អង្កួច»​ អ្នកចេះធ្វើអង្កួចដែលប្រហែលជាងតិចជាងដប់នាក់ប៉ុណ្ណោះដែលត្រូវបានគេស្គាល់ទូទាំងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ហើយរបៀបនៃការធ្វើអង្កួចនេះមិនទាន់ត្រូវបានបានចងក្រងឱ្យស៊ីជម្រៅនៅឡើយ។ ដោយសហការជាមួយអង្គការសិល្បៈខ្មែរអមតៈ និងអ្នកចេះធ្វើអង្កួចនិងអ្នកលេងបីនាក់ គម្រោងមួយនេះបានចងក្រងអំពីសង្គមវប្បធម៍នៃឧបករណ៍អង្កួច និងរបៀបធ្វើអង្កួច នៅភូមិចំនួនពីរក្នុងខេត្តសៀមរាប។ លទ្ធផលនៃគម្រោងរួមមាន៖ វីដេអូឯកសាររយៈពេល២០នាទី ដែលធ្វើឡើងជាភាសាខ្មែរដែលមានអក្សររត់ជាភាសាអង់គ្លេស ហើយវីដេអូនេះនឹងយកមកផ្សព្វផ្សាយជាសាធារណៈតាមរយៈ EMKP Digital Repository of the British Museum […]

15 October 2019

Ethnic minorities and threatened materialities in Western Ethiopia

The borderland between Sudan and Ethiopia has historically been a refuge to an extraordinary diversity of indigenous groups that still […]

15 October 2019

Wooden reed making of the ethnic Lao Khrang in Thailand

Reed, a comb-like element of a weaving loom which is responsible for separating warp and beating weft yarn, is one […]

15 October 2019

Material Culture of Batek Hunter-Gatherers in Pahang State, Malaysia

The Batek are hunter-gatherers who dwell in lowland rainforest across the states of Terengganu, Kelantan, and Pahang in Peninsular Malaysia, […]

15 October 2019

Museum, Community and Object: An ethnography of Sarawak native blades in a temporal and spatial milieu

This research aims to document technological aspects of Bidayuh, Iban and Penan native blades and, changes occurring with them. A […]

15 October 2019

Histories of Honey: Material Practices of Beekeeping in the Cherangani Hills, Kenya

This project aims to document the dwindling practice of beekeeping amongst the Sengwer communities living in the Embobut Forest, western […]

15 October 2019

Research and Digitization of Indigenous Gold Forging in Ghana

We will study, document and digitize over a period of one year, from September 1, 2019 to August 21, 2020, […]

15 October 2019

West African wild silks techniques: Preserving Marka-Dafing’s heritage of knowledge

For centuries, Indigenous wild silks have been traded across West Africa and used in Marka-Dafing’s textiles production in the Mouhoun […]

14 October 2019

EMKP grantees for 2019 announced

EMKP is happy to announce that we have awarded our first fifteen grants to researchers from across the globe investigating […]

11 October 2019

Blog posts will be coming shortly

Posts relating to different aspects of EMKP and our projects will be coming shortly. Thank you for your patience. EMKP […]

1 October 2019

Digitization of glass bead-making, use and meaning in Ile-Ife, Southwestern Nigeria

This project aims to digitize the glass bead making process in Ile-Ife, Southwest Nigeria, in order to produce a digital […]

30 September 2019

Upper Xingu Material Culture in the Past, Present and Future: Collaborative Documentation of a Multiethnic Tradition in Brazilian Amazonia

The Upper Xingu (Mato Grosso, Brazil) is an area of exceptional ecological, socio-historical and cultural diversity in Amazonia, which is […]

27 September 2019

Apprehending asapan: documenting the Turkana initiation ceremony

Asapan, the initiation ceremony of the pastoral-nomadic Turkana of northern Kenya, is a ceremony that draws together an extraordinary array […]

24 September 2019

Ethnographic documentation training 2019

The Endangered Material Knowledge Programme (EMKP) was happy to host its first round of grantees at the British Museum from […]