Ruth Morgan is an environmental historian and historian of science with a particular focus on Australia, the British Empire, and the Indian Ocean world, living and working on the unceded lands of the Ngambri and Ngunnawal peoples.

Ruth is an Associate Professor in the School of History at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, where she is the Director of the Centre for Environmental History.

In terms of teaching, Ruth is developing undergraduate offerings in environmental history, such as HIST1210 The Great Acceleration: People and Planet since 1945 in Semester 2, 2021.

Her research has been generously supported by the Australian Research Council, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society.

Ruth is Vice President of the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations, Treasurer of the International Water History Association, and Vice President of the International Commission on the History of Meteorology.

For more information on her projects, talks, and publications, check out her website.

For postgraduate opportunities and collaboration, please contact Ruth at ruth.morgan [at]