|| Cecilia Louise Morgan|
phone: (416) 978-1209
As a social and cultural historian, Dr. Morgan's research interests are in the areas of gender, colonialism, and imperialism in the British Empire; the writing of Canadian history at a popular level in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ontario; and the links between gender, culture, and national identities. She has just completed two book manuscripts on the history of commemoration and memory in Canada.
Dr. Morgan is presently writing a book about the travels of 19th–century Indigenous and mixed-race people – performers, lecturers, missionaries, political petitioners, and students – from British North America and Canada to Britain, Europe, the United States, and Australia. This project explores the themes of gender, theatre and performance, and colonial relations and networks, both public and intimate, in the 19th – century transatlantic world. She has just been awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant for her new project, English-Canadian Actresses on Transnational and Imperial Stages, 1860s-1940s.
Ph.D., Department of History, University of Toronto, 1994
M.A., Department of History, University of Toronto, 1988
B.A., History/Women’s Studies, University of Toronto, 1987
Dr. Morgan has taught the following courses at OISE:
• TPS1426H - History of Women and Education in Canada - Fall 1997, Fall 1998, Winter 2000, Winter 2001, Winter 2002, Fall 2004 (title changed to History of Gender and Education in Canada), Fall 2008, Fall 2009
• TPS1425H - Class Formation and its Relation to the Schools - Winter 1998, Fall 2000
• TPS1448H - Popular Culture and the Social History of Education II - Fall 1998, Fall 1999, Fall 2000, Fall 2007, Fall 2011
• TPS1460H - History and Educational Research - Winter 1999, Fall 1999, Fall 2001, Winter 2005, Winter 2006, Winter 2007, Fall 2007, Winter 2009, Winter 2010, Winter 2012
• TPS1461H /TPS1427H - History and Commemoration, Canada and Beyond, 1800-1990s - Winter 2000, Winter 2001, Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Fall 2003, Winter 2005,Winter 2006, Fall 2009, Winter 2012
• TPS1430H - Gendered Colonialisms, Imperialisms, and Nationalisms in History - Winter 2002, Winter 2003, Fall 2003, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Winter 2010, Fall 2011
‘A Happy Holiday’: English-Canadians and Transatlantic Tourism, 1870-1930, (University of Toronto Press, 2008)
Colin M. Coates and Cecilia Morgan, Heroines and History: Representations of Madeleine de Verchères and Laura Secord (University of Toronto Press, 2002)
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
‘History and the Six Nations: the Dynamics of Commemoration, Colonial Space, and Colonial Knowledge,’ eds. James Opp and John Walsh, Placing Memory and Remembering Place in Canada University of British Columbia Press, 2010.
‘”That Will Allow Me to be My Own Woman”: Margaret Anglin, Modernity, and Transnational Stages, 1890s-1940s,’ eds. Angela Woollacott, Desley Deacon, and Penny Russell, Biography Across Boundaries: Transnational Lives, Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2010.
‘Celebrity Within the Transatlantic World: the Anishnabe of Upper Canada, 1830-1860,’ ed. Robert Clarke, Celebrity Colonialism: Fame, Power and Representation in (Post) Colonial Cultures, Cambridge Scholars’ Press, 2009.
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
‘Kahgegagahbowh’s (George Copway) Transatlantic Performance: Running Sketches, 1850,’ Cultural and Social History Journal Vol. 9, 4 (Fall 2012): 527-48.
‘Creating Interracial Intimacies: British North America, Canada, and the Transatlantic World, 1830-1914,’ Online Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, New Series, Vol. 19, issue 2, 75-104.
Research Grants and Contracts
2013-2016 - SSHRC Insight Grant Award, Dept. of CTL, OISE/UT, $53,000.00
2008 - SSHRC Small-Scale Research Grant, Dept. of TPSE, OISE/UT, $847.25
2007-2010 – SSHRC Standard Research Grant, $41,000.00
2007 – SSHRC Small-Scale Research Grant, Dept. of TPSE, OISE/UT, $1193.52
2000-03 - SSHRC Small-Scale Research Grant, OISE/UT, $2500.00
1997-01 SSHRC Standard Research Grant, $23,000.00
Honours and Awards
• 2005 ‘Performing for ‘Imperial Eyes’: Bernice Loft and Ethel Brant Monture, Ontario, 1930s-1960s,’ in Myra Rutherdale and Katharine Pickles, eds., Contact Zones: Aboriginal and Settler Women in Canada’s Colonial Past (University of British Columbia Press, 2005), Hilda Neatby Award for the best English-Language article in women’s history published in Canada in 2005. The Neatby Award is adjudicated by the Canadian Committee on Women’s History, an affiliated committee of the Canadian Historical Association.
• 2003 Heroines and History: Representations of Madeleine de Verchères and Laura Secord, awarded Prix Lionel Groulx – Yves Saint Germain, Institut d’histoire l’amerique française.
• 2003 Heroines and History: Representations of Madeleine de Verchères and Laura Secord, awarded Honourable Mention, Sir John A. Macdonald prize, Canadian Historical Association.
Invited Academic Addresses and Talks:
• 'From Rupert's Land to London, Inverness, and Port Phillip: the Voyages of Fur Trade Children, 1820-1870,’ Keynote Address, From Here to There: Change, Travel, and Transformation, Western University, London, Ontario, 27 Sept. 2012.
‘Mr. Moses Goes to England: Twentieth-Century Mobility and Networks at the Six Nations Reserve, Ontario,’ symposium paper, Indigenous Networks and ‘Transnational’ Cultures, Prato, Italy, 20-21 Sept. 2012.
‘“The Dear Little Mother, Queen of Our Hearts”: English-Canadian Tourists and the British Monarchy in London, 1880-1914,’ British Library, London, UK, 16 July 2012.
'The War of 1812 in Upper Canada and its Afterlife: Gender, Commemoration and memory in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Ontario,’ Keynote Address, The War of 1812: Myth and Memory, History and Historiography, University of London, 12-14 July 2012.
‘Colonial Girlhood, Indigenous Girlhood, and the Metropole: Mobility and Movement From Rupert’s Land to Britain, 1815-1870s,’ Transnational Girlhood Workshop (SSHRC-funded), University of Melbourne, 15 June 2012.
• Consultant, Summer 2005, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, forthcoming Volume XVI, Ontario history (arts/culture, education, communications). This work includes recommending potential subjects from the lists of individuals suggested by the editors and suggesting possible authors for their biographies.
• Advised Historical Sites and Monuments Board on its proposal for further commemoration of Laura Secord, November 2001 – January 2002.
Public History Talks:
• ‘Pictures Big and Small: Gender, Commemoration, and Memory in 1812,’ talk given to the BlueWater Association for Life-Long Learners Series on the War of 1812, Owen Sound, 4 Oct. 2012.
Humanities Studies in Education (including History & Philosophy)
Co-editor, Canadian Historical Review, 2009-2012.
Advisory Board Member, 'Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture in Canada 1925-1960.'
This interdisciplinary project is directed by Professor Faye Hammill, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Strathclyde, and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Britain.
Advisory Board Member, Contested Boudaries Series, University Press of Florida, Ed. Gene Allan Smith, Texas Christian University. This new series explores various forms of historical conflicts along the American border and explores borderlands as they became modern nation states.