About the Project

EAP1216 The Djerba Libraries Project is project to digitize and preserve private and public libraries on the island of Djerba, Tunisia. The project includes mosque libraries and private family libraries holding collections of manuscripts and early Arabic print materials. From 2019-2021, the project is funded by Arcadia (a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin) and administered by the British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme (EAP).


EAP1216 Project Team

Project Coordinator: Paul Love (Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco)

Local Archival Partner Coordinator: Ali Boujdidi (University of Gabes–Medinine)

Host Institution Director: Soufien Mestaoui (Ibadica Research Center, Paris)

Inventory and Photographing Team: Faten Harrazi, Imen Souid, Wijdene Borgi, Imen Khalfallah, Fathia Ben Oun, Sarra Lassoued, Selma Rjili, Imen Ben Attia

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