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The NECEP sub-project (WP2) of the ECHO project is about the constitution of a database on non-european societies which shall contribute to the understanding of non-european objects held by museums. It is an ethnological and an information-technological project.

The elaboration of the NECEP prototype was accompanied by scientific seminars organized in two series in Paris:

History of collections

Objects and society

And a workshop in Budapest:

Budapest Workshop

Please check these links for further details and to download the papers.

> The NECEP WP2 Contributors (alphabetically)

AKSA Zinedine -- graphics
DELAPLACE Gregory -- administration
DOREMIEUX Yves -- administration
DOUSSET Laurent -- conception and programming
FERMONT Willem -- content supervision
GODELIER Maurice -- project coordination
HAMAYON Roberte -- content supervision
JORDAN Pierre -- multimedia
KLEINITZ Cornelia -- content contribution
LANDRIOT François -- multimedia
LAVRILLIER Alexandra -- content contribution and translation
LI Ping Tsung -- content contribution and translation
MICOUD Vincent – multimedia
SÁRKÁNY Mihály – content supervision
SCOTT Nora - translation
SANTHA Istvan - content contribution

The following two downloadable documents present the technology developed for and by NECEP:

The document has been divided into 2 downloadable parts. They include the NECEP prototype specifications (report D2.1) and the technical realization (report D2.2) [version 2.2, dated 30/OCT/2003, but regularly updated since)]

A shorthand illustration of how the database is implemented

The entire database content is reproduced/mirrored into and XML Directory system

Contributor's User Handbook version 1.2 (parts of this document are included in NECEP_structure.pdf above)

Backoffice access: authorized users can add and modify the database content as well as proceed to an automated mirroring of the database into the XML directory system

Browse the societies database alphabetically (just another, but outdated, way to get to the information. Better try the updated Homepage).

For more information on the technology developed, please contact Laurent Dousset.

> Contributing Institutions

- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
- Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
- Musée d’Ethnographie de l'Université Bordeaux 2
- Musée d’Histoire Naturelle de Lyon
- Musée du Quai Branly
- Photothèque du Musée de l’Homme
- Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes - Centre d'Etudes Mongoles et Sibériennes
- Association Inuksuk

- Magyar Tudományos Akadémia
- Néprajzi Múzeum

United Kingdom:
- University College London

- Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde Leiden

- Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

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