St Andrews team wins UKIERI funding

The Scottish Cemetery, Calcutta

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.


About standrewshistory
With over forty fulltime members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from Scotland to Byzantium and the Americas to South Asia. Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching, allowing for in-depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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