Case Studies

Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China, 1869-1918.

PhD supported by HEC.

Project Overview:

Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD, with opportunities for visiting scholarships in Hong Kong and Mainland China, to commence in October 2021.

In 2019 Lloyd’s Register (LR) celebrated 150 years of operation in China. This doctoral-level research project will assess the influence and impact that LR and its surveyors had on international understandings of health, safety, and risk management, and their broader influences on local infrastructures and imperial cultural knowledge between the years 1869-1918.

This exciting opportunity includes an annual stipend at the UKRI rate and a generous travel allowance for the student to conduct national and international research.

The PhD is funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and supported by the University of Portsmouth’s Port Towns and Urban Cultures (PTUC) research group in the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature. The visiting scholarship in 2023 is supported by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and Dalian Maritime University (DMU), who will host the student as a visiting scholar. An international conference will be co-hosted by HKBU in Hong Kong during summer 2023.

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