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Luke Keogh

Dr. Luke Keogh

International Curatorial Fellow

Luke Keogh is a Gerda Henkel Stiftung postdoctoral fellow. He is a curator and environmental historian. He received his doctorate in environmental history from The University of Queensland, Australia. In 2010, he was awarded the National Museum of Australia Prize for his essay on pituri, an Australian Aboriginal resource. Before arriving in Munich, Luke Keogh worked as a curator at the Queensland Museum and at the University of Queensland where he collaborated on the online exhibition the Queensland Historical Atlas (www.qhatlas.com.au). Most recently he has worked as a curator on the RCC special exhibition project on the Anthropocene, which is scheduled to open in December 2014.

As an international curatorial fellow at the RCC, Keogh will be working on an environmental history of the Wardian Case. His position is generously funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

Film Interview with Luke Keogh

Select Publications:

  • "Pushing Boundaries - Curating the Anthropocene at the Deutsches Museum." In Climate Change and Museum Futures (Routledge Research in Museum Studies), edited by Fiona Cameron and Brett Neilson. NY: Routledge, 2014, forthcoming. (co-authored with Nina Möllers)
  • "Frack or Frack-off? Coal Seam Gas." Queensland Historical Atlas. http://www.qhatlas.com.au/frack-or-frack-off-coal-seam-gas
  • "Duboisia Pituri: A Natural History." Historical Records of Australian Science 22 (2011): 199–214.
  •  "Sandstone Dreams." Crossroads 5 (2011): 7–17.
  •  "The Forum is a Campfire, the River is a Story." In Desert Channels: The Impulse to Conserve, edited by Libby Robin, Mandy Martin, and Chris Dickman, 265–83. Canberra: CSIRO Publishing, 2010.