History Group

The History Group welcomes members who enjoy looking at historical perspectives to help them understand current issues.   An interesting array of guest speakers, discussing Canadian, European, Jewish and Art History, is planned for Sept. 2022 to May, 2023. 

Meetings are on the Third Wed. of the month between 10am and Noon via zoom.  A $30 honorarium is given to the CFUW-K Scholarship Fund as a thank you gift, on behalf of each guest speaker.  Members pay a $25.00 fee to cover expenses.

Please contact  the Convenor for further details and to join the group.

Your enthusiasm to learn historical facts keeps this group alive.  The origin of playing cards may interest those Bridge players amongst us.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playing_card#China

 Sept 21

History of Ukraine


Prof. D. Arel, Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Ukrainian Studies,  Univ. of Ottawa

Cathie Faubert

Oct 19

National Archives, Wellington Street 

Lunch at the Mill Street Brew Pub

TourHighlighting "Women's History Month"

Dianne Dodd
Nov 16

"Bauhaus and the White City of Tel Aviv" 

Ian Ferguson. Art Historian

Cathie Faubert
Dec 14

Pierre-Esprit Radisson, founder of Hudson Bay Company

Mark Bourrie, Canadian Journalist, Author of BUSH RUNNER and Prof. at History Dept., Carleton Univ

Cathie Faubert
Jan 18 The Exploits of Col. Joe Boyle, The Last D'Artangan

James Powell,

Director of the Historical Society of Ottawa.Author of the Blog "Today in Ottawa’s History".

Dianne Dodd
  Feb  15

Black History Month

Highlighting Canadian Black Female Role Models

Gwyn Chapman

President of the Canadian Black Caucus Office of Mayor of Toronto

Cathie Faubert
Mar 15

The Franklin Expedition

Flora Davidson,

Marine Conservator, formerly of Parks Canada.

Dianne Dodd
Apr 19

What does it mean to be a Stage Manager at the Stratford Festival ?

Nora Polley, Stage Manager , Stratford Festival

Dianne Dodd
 May  17 Uprooted, How 3,000 Years of Jewish Civilization  in the Arab World  Vanished Overnight

Lyn Julius, British Journalist, Author,

Historian and founder of HARIFF.

 Cathie Faubert
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