May 21, 2024

Acting Chair, Professor Chrisitina Lee, has been awarded a Humanities Counci Special Grant titled Collaborative Deciphering and Interpreting: Philippine Indigenous and Mestizo Texts from the Spanish Archive of 1762 and Beyond which will be used to support her continued work with the Philippine archive.

This special Faber Grant supports a three-day workshop in Manila, Philippines, in July 2025 featuring presenters and discussants from around the globe–including three faculty from Princeton—together with regional participants to discuss the recently completed NEH-funded digital repatriation of an early modern Philippine archive. The workshop would highlight the indigenous and mestizo texts found in the process of sorting, titling, and transcribing the reconstituted collection, as well as establish a working group of scholars.