Associate Professor, Department of History, CUHK
Vice Chairman (External)
Ian Morley is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, and Associate Professor (by Courtesy) on CUHK’s Urban Studies Programme. From 2020-2 he was the CUHK Faculty of Arts e-Learning Liaison Officer.
Prof. Morley has published widely on the design of built environments, participated in TV documentaries for The Discovery Channel and Voom!, as well as been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Los Angeles Times, Southeast Asia Globe, La Stampa and the US’ National Public Radio. In 2022 he was a presenter on the National Geographic’s Shaped by Nature series. In addition, he has contributed to media outlets such as Hong Kong News, South China Morning Post, Al Jazeera, The Diplomat, Philippine Inquirer, and Agence France Presse. In 2020 his book American Colonisation and the City Beautiful was awarded the IPHS-Bosma Prize in Planning History Innovation.
He currently is an editorial board member of the Brill book series Studies in Architecture and Urban History, an editorial board member of Planning Perspectives and World History Bulletin, as well as a council member of the International Planning History Society (IPHS) and the Epidemic Urbanism Initiative (EUI). He is a member of the Royal Society of History’s Working Group on mid-career historians and their practices. From mid-2022, he has been the Vice President of the International Planning History Society, and from August 2022 he has been the In Vivo Editor of the journal Endeavour.
He has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sydney (Australia), University College Dublin (Ireland), the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), and Free University Berlin (Germany). In 2018 he was awarded the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative Global Connections Fellowship, and in 2020 he was awarded a Senior Fellowship by Advance HE. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Royal Society of Arts.
He is the four-time recipient of the History Department Teaching Award, and has been awarded the Faculty of Arts Outstanding Teaching Award seven times. In 2014 and 2019 he was a successful applicant to CUHK’s International Partnership Development Programme. He has been awarded three General Research Fund grants from Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council, eleven CUHK courseware and teaching development grants, and one Hong Kong Government Education Bureau-funded teaching grant. In late-2015/early-2016 he curated an exhibition at the CUHK University Library on ‘The History of the Philippines in Flags and Maps’, and 2017 he was convenor of the conference Southeast Asia in Evolution: Trans-Pacific Agency and the City, c. 1850-1941. He is currently, with Joel Rico (St Benilde College, Manila), rebuilding the Daniel H. Burnham Memorial in Manila, the Philippines, and he is also a consultant to the Watts Gallery (UK) for their G.F. Watts Physical Energy sculpture project.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
More than 35 book reviews have been published in scholarly journals such as Planning Perspectives, Urban History, The Journal of Architecture, Journal of British Studies, Urban Morphology: Journal of the International Seminar on Urban Form, Canadian Journal of History, American Historical Review and Australian Economic History Review.
|2022-2023||Engaging with Urban History to Promote Deep Learning re Thinking, Seeing, and Reading the Built Environment in Hong Kong and Beyond, to be undertaken with Prof. Cheung Sui Wai.
Education Bureau’s Off-school Advanced Learning Programme for Gifted Students
|2021-2023||Building up the Philippines for Independence: The Commonwealth Era and the Bureau of Public Works
RGC General Research Fund