About the Project

Our History is Our Force: Protecting Haitian National Patrimony
Project Grant

The Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National (ISPAN), founded in 1979, secured the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for the Palace of Sans-Souci and Citadelle Henri built in the early 19th century after Haiti’s independence from France. The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) has partnered with ISPAN to digitize ISPAN’s archive to protect and preserve Haitian national patrimony. ISPAN has undertaken numerous research studies and investigations that have created an archive containing extensive documentation on archaeological explorations, architectural designs, research publications from Haitian scholars, and photographs concerning Haiti’s monuments, structures, and cultural and historical sites throughout Haiti.

This project is supported by the Whiting Foundation.

Project Lead

  • Jaime Rogers, FIU
  • Frederick Mangones, ISPAN
  • Tony Marcelli, ISPAN

Host Institution

  • Florida International University, U.S.
  • Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National, Haiti

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