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) and the Epidemic Urbanism Initiative (EUI). From mid-2022 he will be Vice President of the International Planning History Society.
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 and Plaza in Manila, the Philippines, and he is also a consultant to the Watts Gallery (UK) for their G.F. Watts Physical Energy sculpture project.
|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
|2021-2022||Nurturing the Internationalisation of Urban History Pedagogy in Hong Kong
Grant Scheme for the Internationalisation of the Curriculum for the 2019-22 Triennium
|2021-2022||Heightening Undergraduate Educational Performance in the Arts by Means of Harnessing Hybrid Teaching
UGC Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant, undertaken with Prof. Wendy Lee, Department of Music, CUHK
|2020-2022||Digital Humanities in the World History Curriculum: Language Analysis of Colonial Impacts in Asia
UGC Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant