“Bertrand Russell in the 1930s: A Life in Letters”
Assistant Professor of History, Lakehead University
10 Nov 2020
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
2 Mar 2021
“Radio Before Regulation”
Historian, Parks Canada
All presentations will take place on the above dates via Zoom
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.
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
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 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
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).
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.