Department of Geography and Planning

Dr Emily O'Gorman

Dr Emily O'GormanPosition: Senior Lecturer
Location: W3A 420
Telephone: +61-2-9850 9670


I am an environmental and cultural historian with interdisciplinary research interests, particularly within the environmental humanities. 

My research is situated at the nexus of environmental history and the broader environmental humanities, and is primarily concerned with contested knowledges within broader cultural framings of authority, expertise, and landscapes. My research has focused on the Murray-Darling Basin, a region rich in environmental contestations. I have concentrated on two key subjects: environmental histories of rivers and wetlands; and scientific approaches to weather and climate from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. I have aimed to develop the role of environmental history in adding temporal depth to understandings of the waterscapes of this region and to bring environmental history into closer dialogue with the environmental humanities in this endeavour. I welcome research enquires on these and related topics.

For a further details on my research and a full list of publications see my website