MA (Liverpool), PhD, DLitt (Monash). FBA, 2002


Professor Joe Powell is Emeritus Professor of Historical Geography at Monash University. Professor Powell specialises in geographical and historical studies of resource appraisal, conservation and environmental management in the New World, particularly Australia. His recent research includes:

  • water management in Australia from 1788
  • historiography of Geography in Australia
  • resource appraisal and environmental management in the British Empire/Commonwealth, 19C and early 20C
  • comparative geographies of environmental change, 19C and 20C.

  • J.M. Powell (2004) Geographers. Biobibliographical Studies vol 23. London/New York: Continuum.
  • J.M. Powell (2003) Nikolai Nikolaevich Miklouho-Maclay 1846-1888, In Geographers. Biobibliographical Studies vol. 22. P.H. Armstrong and G.J. Martin (eds.). New York/London: Continuum.
  • J.M. Powell (2002) Environment and institutions; three episodes in Australian water management, 1880-2000, Journal of Historical Geography, vol 28, No.1, pp.100-14.
  • J.M. Powell (2001) Afterword, In Place, Culture and Identity. I.S. Black and R.A. Butlin (eds.). Saint-Nicolas, Quebec: Les Presses de l'Universite Laval.
  • J.M. Powell (2001) 'Signposts to tracks'?: Hancock and environmental history, In Keith Hancock. The legacies of an historian. D.A. Low (eds.). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • J.M. Powell (2000) Revisiting the Australian experience: transmillennial conjurings, Geographical Review, 90:1-17.
  • J.M. Powell (2000) Modern Historical Geographies. London: Routledge.
  • J.M. Powell (2000) Snakes and cannons:water management and the geographical imagination in Australia, In Environmental History and Policy. Still Settling Australia. S.Dovers (eds.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • J.M Powell (2000) Harvest of 'entwining complication': annotations on American historical geography, Australian Geographer, 31:93-403.
  • J.M. Powell (1999) Environment, culture and modern historical geography: recent Anglophone contributions, Jimbun-Chiri, 51:45-61.
  • J.M. Powell (1998) The quest for the citizen self, Progress in Human Geography, 22:317-19.