modernity | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

PhD Studentship in Modernism, Memory and Architecture in the Developing World, UK

The School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University has an ambitious development strategy which allows us to offer an exciting opportunity for a PhD Studentship. The studentships will pay UK/EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (£13,590 per annum for 2011/12) for up to three years.
This call is inviting doctoral studentship application from individuals interested in exploring the nature of Modernity within the context of the developing world, with special focus on Asia. The notions of Modernity and Modernism emerged out of specific concerns within the post Industrial Revolution Western culture. Earlier work on the Indian subcontinent has shown the complex nature of the two terms within the fast evolving context of the developing world. The pressures of demographics and development, as well as the cultural context in which Modernity was subjected to operate, have resulted in a specific kind of Modernism. High density complex urban environments have evolved adding novel and unique dimensions to our understanding of urbanism. The peculiar urban development characteristic of the informal sector of developing cities could no longer be disregarded as inconsequential. In there, collective and cultural memory and history, as well as typological and material preferences have played a distinctive role. The project will explore the nature of this Modernity within the urban context of the ‘developing world’.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 April 2011

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