Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
School of Architecture

Scottish national identity and the built heritage of Calcutta, Nova Scotia and Scotland

Team: Project Timeframe: February 2011

Amy’s PhD research explores the role of cultural politics and identity in the management and promotion of Scottish heritage architecture in Canada, India and Scotland.  The combination of a sprawling diaspora and a ruling political party that favours independence has brought Scotland to a point in time where international cultural identity is paramount.  Amy’s research investigates the preservation of Scottish heritage buildings in India, the role of Scottish heritage sites in the Scots-Gaelic communities of Atlantic Canada, and the reenergised approach to Scotland’s own national structures.