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Professor Kenneth Morgan

Professor Kenneth Morgan
Professor - 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, KJ. (2018) 'Matthew Flinders and the Charting of Australia's Coasts, 1798-1814'. Terrae Incognitae: The Journal for the History of Discoveries, 51 (2). pp. 115 - 145. ISSN: 0082-2884 Open Access Link

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Morgan, KJ. (2017) 'Finding Longitude: The Investigator Expedition, 1801-1803'. International Journal of Maritime History, 29 (4). pp. 771 - 787. ISSN: 0843-8714 Open Access Link

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Morgan, KJ. (2017) 'An Historical Myth? Matthew Flinders and the Quest for a Strait'. Australian Historical Studies, 48 (1). pp. 52 - 67. ISSN: 1031-461X Open Access Link

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Morgan, KJ. (2016) 'Music, Finance, and Politics: Henri Verbrugghen and the New South Wales State Orchestra, 1919-1923'. Musicology Australia, 36 (1). pp. 13 - 35.Open Access Link

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Morgan, KJ. (2016) 'Merchant Networks, the guarantee system, and the British slave trade to Jamaica in the 1790s'. Slavery and Abolition: a journal of slave and post-slave studies, 37 (2). pp. 334 - 352. ISSN: 1743-9523 Open Access Link

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