The University of Glasgow’s School of Humanities and School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, in partnership with the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society (SAGS), are pleased to announce a three-year PhD Studentship funded under the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Scheme, to begin 1 October 2013, on the heritage of Glasgow's allotments.
Please note that the award is open to UK/EU nationals and covers tuition fees and provides a maintenance award of at least £13,726 per annum, and some research and training expenses, for three years. Applications for the studentship are due no later than Wednesday 19 June 2013.
This collaborative and interdisciplinary doctoral research project considers the relationship between past, present, and future in the role of allotments within urban spatial and community structures, focusing on the case study of Glasgow. Glasgow has a rich heritage of allotments, dating to the last quarter of the nineteenth century and thriving today, constructed on reserves, both intentional and inadvertent, of land in the rapidly growing city. There are currently 32 allotment sites in Glasgow, comprising approximately 1200 individual plots, with the prospect of more coming into existence and benefiting from the lessons of earlier sites. The Scottish Government is currently carrying out a consultation on allotment legislation, demonstrating the timeliness of this topic for further research.
More information about the project and application procedures are available here:
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