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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning



Cecilia Louise Morgan
Professor

phone: (416) 978-1209
email: cecilia.morgan@utoronto.ca  
website: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/tps/morgan.html

Departments:
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Secondary Education


Research Overview

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 imperial identities. She has just published two books on the history of commemoration and memory in Canada and another on the history of settler societies in the British Empire, 1783-1920.

Dr. Morgan has just completed a book about the travels of 19th–century Indigenous people – performers, lecturers, missionaries, political petitioners, and students – from British North America and Canada to Britain, Europe, the United States, and Australia. 'Travelers Through Empire: Indigenous Voyages From Early Canada' explores the themes of gender, theatre and performance, and colonial relations and networks, both public and intimate, in the 19th – century transatlantic world. It will be published by McGill-Queen's University Press, fall 2017. She is presently researching a SSHRC-funded project, English-Canadian Actresses on Transnational and Imperial Stages, 1860s-1940s and has presented a number of conference papers and published various articles from this research.

Curriculum Vitae

http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/Curriculum_Vitae/Cecilia_Louise_Morgan_CV.pdf

Academic History

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

Teaching Overview

Dr. Morgan has taught the following courses at OISE and in the Department of History:

• TPS/CTL1426H - History of Gender and Education in Canada
• TPS1425H - Class Formation and its Relation to the Schools
• TPS/CTL 1448H - Popular Culture and the Social History of Education II
• TPS1460H - History and Educational Research
• TPS/CTL1427H - History and Commemoration, Canada and Beyond, 1800-1990s
• TPS/CTL1430H - Gendered Colonialisms, Imperialisms, and Nationalisms in History

HIS466 - Upper Canada: Creating a Settler Society, 1783-1860
HIS466 - History of Commemoration and Public History in Canada, 1800s-2000

Representative Publications

BOOKS

Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies Within the British Empire, 1783-1920 (University of Toronto Press, 2016). 

Commemorating Canada: History, Heritage, and Memory 1850s-1990s (University of Toronto Press, 2016). 

Creating Colonial Pasts: History, Memory, and Commemoration in Southern Ontario, 1860-1980  (University of Toronto Press, 2015).

‘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).

Public Men and Virtuous Women: the Gendered Languages of Religion and Politics in Upper Canada 1791-1850   University of Toronto Press, 1996).

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

‘“The joy my heart has experienced”: Eliza Field Jones and the Transatlantic Missionary World, 1830s-1840s,’ Tolly Bradford and Chelsea Horton, eds., Mixed Blessings: Indigenous Encounters with Christianity in Canada.  (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016).

‘Site of Dispossession, Site of Persistence: The Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) at the Grand River Territory in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,’  Alan Lester and Zee Laidlaw, eds., Indigenous Communities and Settler Colonialism: Land Holding, Loss and Survival in an Interconnected World.  (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). 

‘Mr. Moses Goes to England: Twentieth-Century Mobility and Networks at the Six Nations Reserve, Ontario,’ Jane Lydon and Jane Carey, eds., Indigenous Networks and Transnational’ Cultures: Exploring Trajectories of Mobility, Exchange and Border Crossing.  (London: Routledge Press. Fall 2014).

 

‘”Write me.  Write me.”: Native and Métis letter-writing across the British Empire, 1800-1870,in Kirsty Reid and Fiona Paisley, eds., Writing the Empire: Interventions From Below (London: Routledge Press, 2014). 

‘”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

‘Remembering 1812 in the 1840s: John Richardson and the Writing of the War,’ London Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 27 (June 2014): 33-69.  Thematic Issue, Commemoration, Memory, and the War of 1812. http://www.canadian-studies.net/images/documents/morgan

“She is a Canadian Girl”: English-Canadian Actresses’ Transatlantic and Transnational Careers Through the Lenses of Canadian Magazines, 1890s-1930s,’ International Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue international Special Issue Print Culture, Mobility, and the Middlebrow/Imprimé, Mobilité et Culture Moyenne. 48 (2014): 199-136.

 
‘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

2014-2016 - University of Toronto Research Excellence Awards, Dept. of CTL, OISE/UT, $18,000.00
2013-2017- 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.

Professional Activities

Invited Academic Addresses and Talks:

‘An (Almost) Accidental Biographer: Finding Lives in the Archives,’ Invited Talk given at the conference, The Art of Biography, University of Toronto, 22 Mar. 2014.

‘A “Canadian Girl” at the Heart of the Empire: E. Pauline Johnson in London, 1890s-1900s,’ Symposium. E. Pauline Johnson: Her Life, Work, and Legacy, McMaster University, 8 Mar. 2013.


• '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.

Consultations:

• 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:

• Talks given to the Niagara Historical Society, Toronto Heritage, BlueWater Association for Life-Long Learners, Black Creek Pioneer Village.


Other Information

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.

Contributing Editor, Nineteenth-Century North America, History Compass, 2014-.