INDICO is a research project on the history and anthropology of indigenous archival practices in the Portuguese colonial empire in Africa and Asia, from the 1500s to the twentieth-century. It asks how and why certain African and Asian communities recorded, kept, and circulated paper manuscripts in the context of their interactions with the Portuguese. 

Access our Database on African and Asian documentation in the Portuguese empire.  

Explore our Document Gallery, a glimpse of what you may find in our database. 

You can also learn about our related Publications and Activities.

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