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Fiannuala (Finn) Morgan 


Orchid: 0000-0002-4705-1281
  • PhD Candidate at the Australian National University
  • Librarian and Archivist at the National Library of Australia


10 years experience in the Information Services Sector as as a Senior Library Officer, Archivist and Metadata specialist. I have over five years experience tutoring and coordinating subjects across Cultural Studies, Australian Indigenous Studies and Literature at The University of Melbourne and The Australian National University. 


Python, Natural Language Processing, web-mapping, QGIS, Github, Metadata standards


2009-2013  Bachelor of Media and Communications with Honours in English Literature, The University of Melbourne


2015 - 2018 Masters of Arts (Research), The University of Melbourne


2017-2022 Masters of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University 


2019- PhD School of Literature Languages and Linguistics, The Australian National University

Grants & Awards
  • Selected delegate to attend Cambridge AHRC DTP Conference 2022

  • Graduate Digital Research Fellowship, Queensland University of Technology, 2021

  • Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2019 – 2022 [$7,000 per annum]

  • Australian Government Research Training Program Domestic Scholarship, 2019 - 2022 [$27,596 per annum]

Select Publications


Aboriginal Writers and Popular Fiction: The Literature of Anita Heiss. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (2021).

Black Thursday and Other Lost Australian Bushfire Stories. Canberra: Orbiter Publishing. (2021)

Peer-Reviewed Publications

"What lies beneath: Reading Melbourne's CBD Through The Another View Walking Trail." PAN: Philosophy Activism Nature 12 (2016): 69.

Media Outreach

"Reading Ecological Decline in Nineteenth Century Bushfire Serials and Reporting." Overland. June 28, 2023.


“Mythologised, Memorialised Then Forgotten: A History of Australia’s Bushfire Reporting.” The Conversation. (January 18, 2022) 

Recent Invited Presentations

“Trove Research Webinar.” Co-presented with Kate Ross. The National Library of Australia, 31 August 2023.

"Space, Data, Place: Digital Tools for Australia's Deep Past." Presented at The ANU Centre for Environmental History, The Australian National University, 23 August 2022. 


“Latent Geographic Associations: Theorising Mapping in Journalistic and Fictional Accounts of 19th Century Bushfires.” Presented at Conversations in HADES seminar series, The University of Melbourne, 19 May 2022.


“Bushfire Literature and Reporting: Mythology, Memorialisation and Omission

An Analysis of Bushfire Reporting and Fiction in 19th Century Australian Newspapers.” ResBaz Research Bazaar, The University of Queensland, 26-26 November 2021.


“Geo-locating Real and Fictional Place: Analysis of Bushfires in Australian Literature and Newspaper Articles.” National School of Arts Winter Seminar Series Teaching and Researching in the Digital Humanities, 24 June 2021. 


Morgan, F. (2021). Historical_Fires_Near_Me (Version 1.0.0) [Computer software].

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