EMKP is happy to announce the recipients from its second round of grants. This year we have awarded 16 grants, five of which are large and eleven are small grants. Many of the projects applied to undertake work in Africa. Consequently, ten grants were given to researchers and practitioners documenting practices in Botswana, Somaliland, Marocco and other African countries. There are, however, also projects researching practices in South America, Asia and Oceania. The variety of projects we funded this year ranges from studying foodways, pottery production, to textile and clothes making. We would like to congratulate them and look forward to working with them.

Check out the projects below!



The Wanigela Potters: Patterns of Production and Change
PI: Dr Elizabeth Bonshek, the British Museum
Collaborators: Leviticus Iriso, Julie Adams

Documenting Endangered Foodway Heritage of the Baobab Tree Among the Mijikenda of Coastal Kenya
PI: Patrick Maundu, National Museums of Kenya
Collaborators: Pentti Turunen, Simone Grassi, Hillary Mwatsuma

Feminine Textile Knowledge in Souss-Massa, Southern Morocco
PI: Dr Myriem Naji, University College London
Collaborators: Mohamed Mouskite

Andean Potter’s Knowledge: Ceramic Production, Circulation, and Use in Southern Ecuador and Northern Peru
PI: Dr Gabriel Ramón
Collaborators: Catherine Lara, Martha Bell

The Earthen and Organic Materials Technologies of Banda, Ghana
PI: Prof Ann B. Stahl, University of Victoria
Collaborators: Enoch Mensah, Sampson Attah, Zonke Guddah



Last of the Bemba Bark Cloth Makers, Zambia
PI: Prof Lawrence Barham, University of Liverpool
Collaborators: Perrice Nkombwe, Peter Chitungu, Stephen Mwila

The Impact of War and the Survival of Tradition: Documenting Zande slit-drums (gugu) in South Sudan
PI: Dr Zoe Cormack, the British Institute in Eastern Africa
Collaborators: Atem El-Fatih, Samuel Biegene

Recording the Knowledge of Traditional Potters from Vietnam: A Historical Perspective
PI: Cécile de Francquen, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Oga Pysy: Guarani and Kaiowá Ceremonial Houses in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
PI: Raffaella Fryer-Moreira, University College London
Collaborators: Fabiana Assis Fernandes

Clothing a Tradition: Endangered Tibetan Material Knowledge in Exile 
PI: Dr Emma Martin, University of Manchester
Collaborators: Ayesha Carol Victoria Fuentes, Tashi Tsering Josayma

The Documentation of the Manufacture of Ostrich Eggshell Beads Among the El Molo Community, Kenya
PI: James Munene, University of Michigan
Collaborators: Abdikadir Kurewa, Micheal Basili

Documenting Knowledge, Skills, and Practices of Dry-Stone Masonry at Great Zimbabwe
PI: Munyaradzi Elton Sagiya, National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe, Southern Region
Collaborators: Innocent Pikirayi, Henry Mugabe, Federica Sulas

Ende Material Knowledge: Carrying Water, Yams, and Messages
PI: Catherine Scanlon, University of California, Santa Barbara
Collaborators: Warama Kurupel, Kenneth Molem

Burden Camels in Somaliland: Disappearing Skilled Practices and Material Heritage
PI: Raphael Schwere, Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich
Collaborators: Ahmed M. Musa, Saeed Hussein

Traditional Pottery-Making: An Endangered Indigenous Technology in the Gimbi Region of Ethiopia
PI: Dr Bula Sirika Wayessa, University of Minnesota
Collaborators: Dereje Hinehu, Abdi Assefa

Making Things from Animals: Leather Technologies of the Kalahari
PI: Dr Chris Wingfield, Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia
Collaborators: Maitseo Bolaane, Novelette Aldoni-Stewart


Top Banner Image: Tradition cotton flowers (poty) decorate the entrance to the Oga Pysy during the Jerosy Puku ritual (Photo: Credit Jaqueline Gonçalvez Porto)