Keynote Speakers

Links to Most Recent Publications:

Murnaghan, A. M., & McCreary, T. (2016). Projections of race, nature, and ethnographic childhood in early educational cinema at the National Museum of Canada. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 98(1), 37-53.

McCreary, T., & Murnaghan, A. M. F. (2019). The educational work of a National Museum: creating knowledgeable young citizens in Ottawa, Canada. Children's Geographies, 1-14. 





Links to Most Recent Publications:




Canadian History Hall (2017)

Canadian Children’s Museum Renewal (ongoing)


“The ‘Bilingual Incubator’: Student Attitudes Towards Bilingualism at Glendon College, 1966-1971,” – co-authored (first author) with Robert Englebert, Historical Studies in Education / Revue d’histoire de l’éducation 26, 1, (Spring / printemps 2014), 26-47.

“Helping “nos chers conscrits”: The Knights of Columbus Catholic Army Huts and French-Canadian Nationalism, 1917-1926,” Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes, Volume 47, 2 (Spring 2013), 246-267.

“Fraternal Goals or Nationalist Priorities: The Ordre de Jacques Cartier’s Campaign Against the Knights of Columbus, 1945-1960,” Quebec Studies 53 (Spring/Summer 2012), 159-180.

Contributions to edited collections

“A ‘Religion of the Backwoods’: Religion and the Canadian Boy Scout Movement in the Interwar Period,” in Creating Religious Childhoods: Children, Young People and Christianity in Anglo-World and British Colonial Contexts, 1800-1950, edited by Hugh Morrison and Mary Clare Martin, 222-240. New York: Routledge Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present, 2016.

“ ‘Fit for Citizenship’: Scouting and the Centennial Celebrations of 1967,” in Celebrating Canada, Volume 2: Commemorations, Anniversaries and Symbols, edited by Raymond B. Blake and Matthew Hayday, 290-312. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018 (winter).



All publications are available on Monica's webpage:


"By and For Children: History and Healing in a Hospital Museum in KwaZulu Natal,” Curatorial Dreams: Critics Imagine Exhibitions, edited by Shelley Ruth Butler and Erica Lehrer. McGill-Queens University Press, 2016. Pages 82-102.


“Childhood, Memory, and Gap: Reflections from an Anthrohistorian on George Perec’s W or the Memory of Childhood,” Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge and Questioning Discipline, edited by Edward Murphy, David William Cohen, et al. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011. Pages 81-96.