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Ruth Morgan

Prof. Dr. Ruth Morgan

Carson Fellow

Ruth Morgan is an environmental historian and historian of science with a particular focus on Australia, the British Empire, and the Indian Ocean world. After completing her doctoral studies at The University of Western Australia in Perth, she joined the History Department at Monash University in Melbourne in mid-2012. Ruth was a Carson visiting scholar in 2017.

RCC Research Project: Australindia: An Environmental History of Australia in the Indian Ocean World, 1788–1901

Lunchtime Colloquium Video - Australindia: Australia, India, South Africa and the Ecologies of Empire, 1757 to 1914

Selected Publications

  • Running Out? Water in Western Australia. Crawley: UWA Publishing, 2015.
  • "Farming on the Fringe: Climate Variability in the Western Australian Wheatbelt." In Climate, Science and Colonization: Histories from Australia and New Zealand, edited by James Beattie, Emily O’Gorman, and Matthew Henry, 159–76. New York: Palgrave, 2014.
  • "Imagining a Greenhouse Future: Scientific and Literary Depictions of Climate Change in 1980s Australia," Australian Humanities Review 57 (2014): 43–60.
  • "Histories for an Uncertain Future: Environmental History and Climate Change," Australian Historical Studies 44 (2013): 350–60.
  • "Diagnosing the Dry: Historical Case Notes from South-West Western Australia, 1945–2007," Osiris 26 (2011): 89–108.