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Professor Kenneth Morgan
Professor - Maritime History

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I am primarily an economic and social historian of the British Atlantic world in the ‘long’ eighteenth century (1688 - 1840). My particular academic specialism is the history of merchants, ships, foreign trade and ports. I also have subsidiary academic interests in Australian history and in music history. I have previously taught in schools, colleges and other universities before coming to Brunel. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.


  • BA 1st class honours, Combined Arts, University of Leicester
  • DPhil Modern History, New College, Oxford
  • PGCE History and English, King’s College, Cambridge

Newest selected publications

Morgan, K. (2024) 'The provision and circulation of credit in the British Atlantic trading world, 1739-1776', in Talbott, S. and Jones, S. (eds.) Money and Business in the British Atlantic World, 1713-1776. Leiden, the Netherlands : Brill.Open Access Link

Book chapter

Morgan, K. (2022) 'The Creation of the ABC Studio Orchestras, 1935-1945'. Musicology Australia, 43 (2). pp. 1 - 20. ISSN: 0814-5857 Open Access Link

Journal article

Morgan, K. (2021) 'Navigating the Great Barrier Reef: The Inner and Outer Routes, 1815-1860'. International Journal of Maritime History, 33 (1). pp. 37 - 53. ISSN: 0843-8714

Journal article

Morgan, K. (2021) 'Navigating by the Southern Cross: The European Maritime Discovery of Australia'. Bloomsbury.Open Access Link


Morgan, K. (2020) 'Peopling a new colony: Henry Jordan, land orders, and Queensland immigration, 1861-7'. Historical Research, 94. pp. 1 - 33. ISSN: 0950-3471 Open Access Link

Journal article
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