The University of Edinburgh and Historic Scotland seek applicants for a PhD project entitled ‘Trading Nations: Architecture, Informal Empire, and the Scottish Cast Iron Industry in Argentina.’
Study Subject(s): Trading Nations: Architecture, Informal Empire, and the Scottish Cast Iron Industry in Argentinat
Scholarship Provider: University of Edinburgh and Historic Scotland, UK
The award can be taken at: UK
User Review( votes)
-Those with an interest in cultural history and architecture are encouraged to apply.
-A working knowledge of Spanish is required.
-Funded travel to Argentina to document buildings and work in relevant archives is also expected.
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Description: The project concerns the study of the Scottish pre-fabricated architectural ironwork industry in Argentina during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. At the time Scotland enjoyed a commanding position in the pre-fabricated ironwork industry, facilitated by its creative response to market demand as well as its extraordinary production and export capacity. Latin America constituted one of the industry’s principal markets, with Argentina leading the way through rapid industrialisation, increased wealth, and its strategic importance to British national interests. The project aims to document and analyse for the first time the significant contribution that Scottish foundries made to the built environment of Argentina.
How to Apply: Online
application Deadline: 22 July 2011