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 will be 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 addition, he has contributed to media outlets such as Hong Kong News, South China Morning Post, Al Jazeera, The Diplomat, 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 as well as a council member of the International Planning History Society (IPHS).
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 attended CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India. In 2020 he was awarded a Senior Fellowship by Advance HE. In 2021 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
He is the recipient of the 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2016 History Department Teaching Award. In 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 he was awarded the Faculty of Arts Outstanding Teaching Award. 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, four CUHK Courseware Development Grants, plus one CUHK Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant, two UGC/CUHK Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grants, one CUHK Special Funding Scheme for Online Learning, one CUHK Grant Scheme Funding for Internationalization of the Curriculum, and one Special Funding Scheme to Enhance Student Engagement and Address Student Learning Needs. 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.
|2021-2023||Building up the Philippines for Independence: The Commonwealth Era and the Bureau of Public Works
RGC General Research Fund
|2021-2022||Nurturing the Internationalisation of Urban History Pedagogy in Hong Kong
Grant Scheme for Internationalization of Curriculum supported by the Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG)
|2020-2022||Digital Humanities in the World History Curriculum: Language Analysis of Colonial Impacts in Asia
UGC Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant
|2020-2021||Deepening Cognizance of Student Needs and Engagement with the Learning Process in the Arts: A Faculty-Wide Inquiry
Special Funding Scheme to Enhance Student Engagement and Address Student Learning Needs, supported by TDLEG