SOAS University of London

Fürer-Haimendorf Archive Digitisation Project

Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf, Naga Hills, 1936-37

Creating an online resource for the historical study of tribal cultures in South Asia and the Himalayas

The photographic archive of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf (1909-1995) at SOAS is recognised as the world’s most comprehensive visual documentation of tribal cultures in South Asia and the Himalayas. The project has turned this hidden archive into an online resource accessible to people across the world. By preserving and presenting this unique record of tribal cultures during the middle decades of the twentieth century, SOAS will contribute to the knowledge and understanding of endangered cultures and culture change.

The project ran from October 2008 until October 2009 and was funded by JISC. 

For enquiries about the project please email telephone +44 (0)20 7898 4180.