Tribunal da Provincia de Benguela Inventory

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This project aims to organize an inventory of the historical court cases available at the Tribunal da Província de Benguela. These important documents are held in a storage room at the current Benguela courthouse with no clear method of organization. After spending two summers going over the court cases to identify relevant primary sources for my current book project, I realized I could also organize an inventory of the court cases. This project will be in collaboration with Professor Juelma Matos, who teaches at the Universidade Katyavala Bwila, and Mariana Dias Paes, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute. Our goal is to identify the over 3,000 court cases and compile an inventory. The Universidade Katyavala Bwila in Angola has shown interest in publishing the inventory.