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Dr Alexander Morrison

MA, DPhil
Quondam Fellow since 2013
Alexander Morrison won a Philip Leverhulme Prize in November 2012. In 2013 he published three new articles, and continued to work on a monograph on the Russian Conquest of Central Asia, making research trips to Kazakhstan and Georgia. In his capacity as President of the European Society for Central Asian Studies he organised the Society's 13th biennial conference in August 2013. He accepted the post of Professor of History at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, which he will take up in January 2014. As a result he is resigning his Fellowship with effect from 2 November 2013.
Dr Alexander Morrison
  • Research interests

    • Russian colonial rule in Central Asia
    • British colonial rule in India
    • Islam in the Russian Empire
    • Nineteenth-century Iran
    • Particular interest in looking at continuities between pre-colonial and colonial regimes and at the dependence of European rule on local clients and collaborators in non-settler colonies
  • Teaching and supervision

    • The history of 19th century European Imperialism
    • Central Asia c.1500-present
    • The Russian Empire c.1600-present
    • British India 1757-1947
    • ‘European Imperialism and the Islamic World c.1780-1914’ as 3rd year special subject
    • ‘Indian Nationalism and the Partition of the Subcontinent c.1880-1947’ as 2nd year special subject
    • Would be interested in supervising doctoral dissertations on Russian, South Asian or Central Asian history c.1750 – 1920