Prof Iwan Morus

MA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab)

Prof Iwan Morus

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Profile

Born and brought up in Aberystwyth, Iwan graduated in Natural Science from Cambridge University in 1985 before going on to complete an MPhil (1986) and PhD (1989) in History and Philosophy of Science there. He was a Research Fellow at Cambridge until 1994, after which he spent a year at the University of California San Diego before taking up a lectureship at Queen's University Belfast. He joined the Department of History & Welsh History at Aberystwyth in 2005. He was the editor of History of Science until the end of 2014 and remains on the editorial board. He is also on the Editorial Board of the University of Wales Press Scientists of Wales series. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Learned Society of Wales.

Teaching

Research

Iwan has published extensively on the history and culture of Victorian science. He has just completed a biography of the Welsh natural philosopher William Robert Grove and edited the recently published Oxford Illustrated History of Science. He is currently pursuing projects on the history of experts, scientific illusions, and Victorian futures. He is a co-investigator on the AHRC funded project Unsettling Scientific Stories: Expertise, Narrative and Future Histories, and a senior collaborator on the John Tyndall Correspondence Project at Montana State University and York University Canada.

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Tuesday 11.00-12.00
  • Friday 14.00-15.00

Publications

The Oxford Illustrated History of ScienceMorus, I. 2017 Oxford University Press. 448 p.
Sight and Sites: The National Repository and the Politics of Seeing in Early Nineteenth-Century EnglandMorus, I. 2017 Science Museums in Transition: Anglo-American Cultures of Display in the Nineteenth Century. Lightman, B. & Berkowitz, C. (eds.). University of Pittsburgh Press, p. 87-110 (Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century)
Staging ScienceMorus, I. 2017 Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth-century British Literature and Science. Holmes, J. & Ruston, S. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 201214 p.
William Robert Grove: Victorian Gentleman of ScienceMorus, I. 2017 Cardiff: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press. 192 p. (Scientists of Wales)
Invisible Technicians, Instrument-makers and ArtisansMorus, I. 2016 Blackwell Companion to the History of Science. Lightman, B. (ed.). Oxford: Wiley, p. 97-110 (Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History)
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