Building the Scottish Diaspora: Scots and the Colonial Built Environment c.1700-1920

Bremner, A. (Organiser)

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Description

This symposium takes as a point of departure, colonial cultures of Scottish entrepreneurship operating and building in the hemispheres of the Atlantic and the India-Pacific from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. It will explore Scottish traders, merchants, agents, missionaries and others influential in colonial arenas of the Atlantic and India-Pacific ‘worlds’, especially within the analytical frameworks of regional, oceanic, and World/Global historiography, methods of cultural and historical geography, as well as economic and business history. The research presented will map diasporic networks—familial, professional, entrepreneurial, religious etc.—and their material presence with a view to better understanding the significance of Scottish modes of operation, particularly (but not exclusively) those that demonstrate their achievement as entrepreneurs in a networked, international environment. A range of disciplinary perspectives will be showcased on the spatial and material dimensions of Scottish entrepreneurship in the colonial arena.
Period17 Nov 2017
Event typeSymposium
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • Scotland
  • architecture
  • British empire
  • historiography
  • colonial
  • Scottish
  • diaspora
  • building