St Andrews team wins UKIERI funding
January 21, 2014 Leave a comment
The School of History is delighted to announce the success of a collaborative project, Narratives of Migration and Exchange, in gaining funding from the UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).
Narratives of Migration and Exchange is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research project involving academics from the University of St Andrews and Presidency University, Kolkata. It will explore, from a variety of approaches, the complicated network of exchange of people, ideas, technologies and capital which mark the colonial legacy in India and in Europe. The project will include four interlinked strands: Partition, Migration and Independence; Francophone Exchanges; Scottish Cemeteries and The Jute Industry. These strands will together shed new light on the complex power-dynamics that characterise the colonial and post-colonial world. Through regular research trips, research symposia, and postgraduate training workshops, we will both produce significant original research and create opportunities for future collaborations. In the process, we will leave a strong intellectual and pedagogical legacy in both partner universities which will continue after the life of the project.
Within St Andrews, the project involves colleagues from the Schools of English and History – with the School of History represented by Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith, Dr Chandrika Kaul and Dr Akhila Yechury.