Rosie Ibbotson's research centres on the long nineteenth century, and concerns the entanglements of visual representation and environmental change. She is writing a book titled 'Picturing the imperial Anthropocene: visual representation, migratory imaginaries, and environmental change in the long nineteenth century', and recently she has published on the intersections of visual and material culture and de-extinction. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Canterbury, Rosie was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Yale Center for British Art, and she completed her doctorate at the University of Cambridge, focusing on the transnational Arts and Crafts Movement.
- Garrie BAC. and Ibbotson R. (2017) Things Change: Art and Material Culture in Post-quake Ōtautahi Christchurch. Christchurch: Royal Society Te Apārangi 150th Anniversary Lecture: Responding to earthquakes - future perspectives, 02 Aug 2017.
- Ibbotson R. (2017) Representations of ice and climatic fears in Aotearoa New Zealand at the end of the long nineteenth century. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale Center for British Art Research Seminar, 02 Nov 2017.
- Ibbotson R. (2017) 'Secured for our museums': Visual cultures of extinction and the imperial Anthropocene. New Haven, Connecticut: invited lecture for Yale University Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Art and Visual Culture Colloquium, New Haven, CT, USA, 01 Nov 2017.
- Ibbotson R. (2017) The 'nature' of the transnational Arts and Crafts Movement. Matariki Gallery, University of Canterbury: 06 Oct 2017.
- Ibbotson R. (2017) 'Useless arctic expeditions in search of Paris': Visual cultures of ice, environmental anxiety, and the Southern Alps at the long fin-de-siècle. University of Canterbury: New Zealand Studies Seminar Series, 29 Sep 2017.