OHA Virtual Talk November 10

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Book Launch:

Guerre d’Espagne et socialisme international: Dernière chance pour l’ordre démocratique
d’entre-deux-guerres

Featuring a conversation with

 Nicolas Lépine

Author and Adjunct Professor,
Lakehead University and the University of Ottawa

and

Michael Petrou

Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University
and Editor-in-Chief, Open Canada

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 7:00–8:30 p.m. via Zoom
Reserve your spot at Eventbrite

Presentation will be in English

2020–21 Speaker Series

13 Oct 2020

“Bertrand Russell in the 1930s: A Life in Letters”

Michael Stevenson
Assistant Professor of History, Lakehead University

10 Nov 2020

Book Launch:

Guerre d’Espagne et socialisme international

Conversation with Nicolas Lépine (Adjunct Professor, Lakehead University and the University of Ottawa) and Michael Petrou (Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University, and Editor-in-Chief, Open Canada)

2 Feb 2021

“Five Things You Should Know about Fat Activism”

Jenny Ellison
Curator of Sport and Leisure, Canadian Museum of History

2 Mar 2021

“Radio Before Regulation”

Sean Graham
Historian, Parks Canada

All presentations will take place on the above dates via Zoom

Presentations are FREE and all are welcome!

In Memoriam: Greg Donaghy (1961–2020)

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Photo courtesy of Christopher Cook

The Ottawa Historical Association is mourning the loss of one of its most cherished historians, Greg Donaghy, who passed away in July. Greg was a long-serving member of the OHA’s Executive team and several times served as President, most recently in 2012–13. Always thoughtful and kind, he was an enthusiastic volunteer who was an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration.

Greg had deep roots in the Ottawa historical community. Having completed his MA at Carleton University in 1989, Greg pursued his PhD at the University of Waterloo. He then returned to Ottawa where he enjoyed a distinguished career at Global Affairs Canada’s Historical Section, which he eventually directed. Greg oversaw the production of seven volumes of the key series Documents on Canadian External Relations and also worked as an adjunct professor at Carleton. His most recent publications included Grit: The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr. (2015), which was a finalist for the 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, and the latest volume of the official history of the Department of External Affairs, coauthored with John Hilliker and Mary Halloran. After retiring in 2019 from GAC, Greg served as the Director of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto.

We will sorely miss our dear friend and colleague.

A message regarding COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic effect on everyday life. To prevent spreading the virus, health authorities have been adamant that everyone should practice social distancing and avoid congregating in group settings.

To that end, the Ottawa Historical Association has cancelled its final talk of the 2019-20 season, which was originally scheduled for the evening of April 21. Professor Michael Stevenson has agreed to deliver a talk during our 2020-21 season instead.

We would like to thank all of our speakers from this past season. The Ottawa Art Gallery served as a wonderful venue for our talks. Special thanks also to this year’s sponsors:

  • Canadian Historical Association
  • Department of History, Carleton University
  • Department of National Defence
  • Public History

Of course, we also thank all of our guests for attending our talks throughout the year.

We wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe spring and summer, and hope to see you next season.

 

– The OHA Executive Team

OHA Talk February 11

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Recent Challenges and Promises of Digital History and the Gay Liberation Movement

by

 Professor Constance Crompton

Department of Communication, University of Ottawa

 

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome
Presentation will be in English

OHA Talk January 14

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Holding Our Breath


Indigeneity, War and Being in Afghanistan

by

 Adrian Stimson

War Artist Program, Department of National Defence

 

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Image: At Masum Ghar, 2010 (Adrian Stimson)

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome
Presentation will be in English

2019–20 Speaker Series

15 Oct 2019

“1919: A Revolution in Children’s Rights; Andrée Colin and the Divided Loyalties of the League of Nations Secretariat”

Dominique Marshall
Professor, Department of History, Carleton University

12 Nov 2019

“Justice as Witness: New Perspective on Jewish-Polish Relations during the German Occupation”

Marie-Dominique Asselin
PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Ottawa

10 Dec 2019

“The Mystique of Money: Tax Culture and ‘Race’ in Two Centuries”

Shirley Tillotson
Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Dalhousie University
Sponsored by the Canadian Historical Association

14 Jan 2020

“Holding Our Breath: Indigeneity, War and Being in Afghanistan”

Adrian Stimson
Artist and Board Member, War Artist Program, Department of National Defence

11 Feb 2020

“Recent Challenges and Promises of Digital History and the Gay Liberation Movement”

Constance Crompton
Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities, Department of Communication, University of Ottawa

21 Apr 2020
CANCELLED

“Bertrand Russell in the 1930s: A Life in Letters”

Mike Stevenson
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Lakehead University

All presentations will take place on the above dates at:

The Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge

Presentations are FREE and all are welcome!

OHA Talk December 10

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The Mystique of Money


Tax Culture and “Race” in Two Centuries

by

 Shirley Tillotson

Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie University

 

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Sponsored by the Canadian Historical Association

The mystique of money is about its power both to hide and to reveal. Using examples from her recent book, Give and Take: The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy (UBC Press, 2017), and from the Dalhousie University inquiry about its connections to race and slavery in the 1810s, Tillotson will explore both sides of the mystique of money and especially its relationship to systems of racial power.

This presentation is sponsored by the Canadian Historical Association, which named Give and Take as the 2019 Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History. Copies of Give and Take will be available for purchase at the presentation, courtesy of Perfect Books.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:15 p.m.
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome
Presentation will be in English

OHA Talk November 12

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Justice as Witness


New Perspective on Jewish Polish Relations during the German Occupation

by

 Marie-Dominique Asselin

PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa

 

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Image: The Appellate Court of Warsaw, 1939 (State Archives of Poland, Warsaw)

 

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:15 p.m.
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome
Presentation will be in English

OHA Talk October 15

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1919: A Revolution in Children’s Rights

Andrée Colin and the Divided Loyalties
of the League of Nations Secretariat

by

 Dr Dominique Marshall

Professor, Carleton University

 

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Image: Social Question Section of the Secretariat of the League of Nations. (Archives of the LON)

 

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 7:15 p.m.
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome
Presentation will be in English

OHA Talk April 4

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Monument Wars and Public History:
Saddle Up or Simmer Down?

by

 Dr Dean Oliver

Canadian Museum of History

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Doors Open at 7:30 p.m. Presentation Begins at 7:45 p.m.
Main Floor Room, Old Town Hall
61 Main Street, Old Ottawa East

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome
Presentation will be in English

OHA Talk February 21

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The Ogaden War and the Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan

by

Dr Anton Minkov

Defence Research and Development Canada

 

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Doors Open at 7:30 p.m. Presentation Begins at 7:45 p.m.
Main Floor Room, Old Town Hall
61 Main Street, Old Ottawa East

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome
Presentation will be in English

OHA Talk January 24

Happy New Year! Join us for our next talk!

 

The Bootlegger as Entrepreneur
Edmund Burke and the Survival of John Labatt’s Brewery during Prohibition

by

Professor Matthew J. Bellamy

Carleton University

 

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Doors Open at 7:30 p.m. Presentation Begins at 7:45 p.m.
Main Floor Room, Old Town Hall
61 Main Street, Old Ottawa East

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome
Presentation will be in English

OHA Talk November 22

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Beyond the Imitation Game

Codebreaking and the Race for the Computer

by

David O’Keefe

Marianopolis College

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Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Main Floor Room, Old Town Hall
61 Main Street, Old Ottawa East

 This lecture is FREE and all are welcome
Presentation will be in English
ottawahistoricalassoc@gmail.com

OHA Talk October 18

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How Extraordinary!
Preserving the Psychiatric Art of Scotland

by

James Miller

Carleton University

and

Mary Margaret Johnston-Miller

Library and Archives Canada

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Main Floor Room, Old Town Hall
61 Main Street, Old Ottawa East

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome
Presentation will be in English
ottawahistoricalassoc@gmail.com

OHA Talk September 20

Join us for our first lecture of our 2018-19 season!

200 Years of Treaty Annuities

by

Betsey Baldwin

University of Ottawa and Public History Inc.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Main Floor Room, Old Town Hall
61 Main Street, Old Ottawa East

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome
Presentation will be in English
ottawahistoricalassoc@gmail.com

 

OHA Talk March 13

The Ottawa Historical Association Presents

“Thinking Historically about Human Rights at the Crossroads of the United Nations, the Cold War, and Africa’s Decolonization”

Meredith Terretta, Gordon F. Henderson Chair in Human Rights, Associate Professor of History, University of Ottawa

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm Library and Archives Canada 395 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor Presentation in English

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome Please register on the First Floor in front of the Commissionaire’s Desk

First Talk of the year – Oct 10

Please come and join the Ottawa Historical Association

at Library and Archives Canada

(395 Wellington)

on October 10 at 7 PM for our first talk of the year:

“Innovation and Adaptation: Prime Ministers, Ministers & Bureaucrats
Confront the Middle East, 1968-84”

Greg Donaghy and Mary Halloran

Historical Section

Global Affairs Canada

All welcome!!

DETAILS ON THE NEXT OHA LECTURE JANUARY 17, 2017

 

The

Ottawa Historical Association

Presents a Lecture

“A Canadian Cold War Military Family. Ruminations on how Gender, Generational Differences, and Service in Europe Impacted the McMillan Mother and Daughter.”

By

Isabel Campbell

Directorate of History and Heritage

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Library and Archives Canada

395 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor

Presentation in English

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome

Please register on the First Floor in front of the Commissionaire’s Desk

DETAILS ON THE NEXT OHA LECTURE November 15, 2016

 

The

Ottawa Historical Association

Presents a Lecture

“The Canadian Forces Artists Programme”

By John MacFarlane and Eric Walker

 

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Library and Archives Canada

395 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor

Presentation in English

 

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome

Please register on the First Floor in front of the Commissionaire’s Desk

 

Ottawa launch of Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants in the Cold War, Oct 29 4-6 pm

Ottawa launch of Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants in the Cold War by Professor Laura Madokoro (McGill University).

The launch will take place on 29 October 2016 from 4 to 6 pm at Bar Robo, 692 Somerset West (at the Chinatown Gates).

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Elusive Refuge recovers the history of China’s twentieth-century refugees. Focusing on humanitarian efforts to find new homes for Chinese displaced by civil strife, historian Laura Madokoro points out a constellation of factors―entrenched bigotry in white settler societies such as Canada, the spread of human rights ideals, and the geopolitical pressures of the Cold War―which coalesced to shape domestic and international refugee policies that still hold sway today.

Ottawa Historical Association – Speaker Schedule, 2016-2017

Ottawa Historical Association Speakers – Lecture series 2016-2017

All Lectures held at the Pellan Room, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street,

Ottawa, ON at 7 pm on Tuesdays as listed below. All are free and open to the public.

20 September
Micheline Lessard, “Finding the Sources of Trafficking: The Abduction and Sale of Women and Children in Colonial Vietnam.”

18 October
Beth Robertson, “”Science of the Seance: Writing a History of Science, Technology and Gender at the Margins”.

15 November
John MacFarlane, “The Canadian Forces Artists Programme”

17 January
Paul Berry, Currency Museum. Lecture
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7 February
Jean-Pierre Morin, “Crown-Indigenous Relations history”

7 March
Isabel Campbell, “The impact of military service on Canadian Cold war families”

DETAILS ON THE NEXT OHA LECTURE, September 20, 2016

The
Ottawa Historical Association Presents 

“Finding the Sources of Trafficking: The Abduction and Sale of Women and Children in Colonial Vietnam”

Micheline Lessard, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Ottawa

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Library and Archives Canada

395 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor

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This lecture is FREE and all are welcome

Please register on the First Floor in front of the

Commissionaire’s Desk

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April 19, 2016: Details on the Next OHA Lecture

The

Ottawa Historical Association

Presents a Lecture

“Cutting Cultural Ties at Canada’s Residential Schools – ‘Apple Bobs’ and Braids: Combing Through the Evidence”

By

Dr. J.M. McCutcheon

University of Ottawa Department of History

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Library and Archives Canada

395 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor

Presentation in English

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome

Please register on the First Floor in front of the Commissionaire’s Desk

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February 23, 2016: Next OHA Lecture

The

Ottawa Historical Association

Presents a Lecture

“The Great Chicken Civil War and Other Fowl Tales from the Farm”

By

Peter Anderson

PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Library and Archives Canada

395 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor

Presentation in English

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome

Please register on the First Floor in front of the Commissionaire’s Desk

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January 19th, 2016: Next OHA Lecture

The

Ottawa Historical Association

Presents a Lecture

“The Feast in the Hall of the Meal in the House? Rethinking Hospitality in the Viking Age and Why it Matters”

By

Dr. Teva Vidal

University of Ottawa, Department of History

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Library and Archives Canada

395 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor

Presentation in English

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome

Please register on the First Floor in front of the Commissionaire’s Desk

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November 10th, 2015: Next OHA Lecture

The

Ottawa Historical Association

Presents a Lecture

“Who was the Queen of the Hurricanes? 

The story of Elsie Gregory MacGill (1905-1980)”

By

Dr. Crystal Sissons,

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Library and Archives Canada

395 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor

Presentation in English

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome

Please register on the First Floor in front of the Commissionaire’s Desk

September 22, 2015

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John Willis, PhD   

Museum of Canadian History    

Exploring the history of the Canadian-American border through its hot and cold cycles

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Library and Archives Canada

395 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor

Presentation in English, discussion – très bilingue

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome

Please register on the First Floor in front of the Commissionaire’s desk

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September 22, 2015

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The first lecture for the 2015-2016 Ottawa Historical Association Speaker Series will begin this month and will be held on Tuesdays and at the Library and Archives of Canada.

John Willis, PhD   

Museum of Canadian History    

Exploring the history of the Canadian-American border through its hot and cold cycles

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Library and Archives Canada

395 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor

Presentation in English, discussion – très bilingue

This lecture is FREE and all are welcome

Please register on the First Floor in front of the Commissionaire’s desk

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OttawaHistoricalAssociation

Follow us on Twitter: Ott Historical Assoc @OttawaHA #OHA2015