Mr Emanuel Kingsley

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Mr Emanuel Kingsley
Research student
Institute of Historical Research
Related institutes:
Institute of Historical Research
Institute of Historical Research School of Advanced Study University of London Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
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Research Projects & Supervisions
PhD Topic:

From Old City to Colonial Zone: The Thematized Reinvention of Santo Domingo’s Historic City Centre, 1930-1992 My doctoral dissertation surveys, from a historical studies perspective, the conception, restoration, and promotion of the historic centre of Santo Domingo —the first European city in the Americas, and the former vice-regal capital of a then-nascent Spanish Empire. For the first time, heretofore uninvestigated issues of causality, methodology, and authenticity determining the creation of the district from 1930 to 1992 will be explored, with the aim of critically interpreting how and why these interventions created a stylistically-unified, purposefully-cultivated atemporal colonial space at the service of nationalist ideals and tourist consumption.

Professor Linda Newson; Dr Claudia Murray
Research interests:
Colonies & Colonization, emigration & immigration, Regional history

South America
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