Program for Fall 2022 OWHN Conference & AGM

Conference Dates:  October 21-22, 2022 (AGM: October 22 at 12pm)

This year’s conference and AGM has a hybrid format, offering both online and in-person (Ottawa) attendance.   Please click here to register in advance, noting whether you will join us virtually or in-person.  Also, please note the location below for each day.

Friday, October 21, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Laurier House National Historic Site (335 Laurier Ave. E, Ottawa)
(Click here to view Laurier House, inside and out, on Google Earth)
5:00pm Welcome
5:05pm – 5:45pm, Friday Keynote (in person and online):

Beyond Sock-Knitters, CWACs, and Laura Secord: Old Questions and New Directions for the History of Women and War, Sarah Glassford
Chair: Dianne Dodd

6:00pm – 7:00 pm
Laurier House: Tour
Examination Unit (codebreakers) plaque visit

7:00pm – à la carte dinner

Saturday, October 22, 8:30am-5:00pm
Location: Lamourex Hall at University of Ottawa (145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private, Ottawa)
Coffee and in-person check-in

9:00am-9:45am: Saturday Keynote:
Women in Canada’s Bletchley Park: The Examination Unit 1941-1945, Diana Pepall
Chair: Dianne Dodd

9:45am-11:15am: Learning about Gender and War from the Archives
Chair: Sara MacDonald

  1. Canadian Women’s Army Corps in Ontario and the United Kingdom, Rebecca Murray
  2. Women Fly in World War II, Liz Muir
  3. Western University’s First World War Stationary Hospital: The Importance of Archival Work in Undergraduate History Programs (From the Perspective of Two Undergraduates!), Paige Milner and Abigail Parsons


11:45am – 1:15pm:  Lunch and AGM

     12:00pm – Ontario Women’s History Network Annual General Meeting.  All attendees are welcome, but only members may vote

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Virtual Panel: Material Traces of War: Stories of Women and Conflict, 1914-1945

Chair: Meaghan Beaton
Panelists: Krista Cooke, Stacey Barker, and Molly McCullough

2:45pm-4:00pm: Reconceptualizing the Postwar Period
Chair: Sara MacDonald

  1. Suffering a slow death” in a “comfortable concentration camp”: The Post-War Housewife in Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, Monda Halpern
  2. L’histoire au féminin et au présent : le projet Framing Our Pastpour valoriser l’histoire des femmes à l’école Panel, Chair Sharon Cook
    Marie-Hélène Brunet, Manouchka Otis & Béatrice de Montigny, Tifanie Valade, Janet Lee.

4:00pm Closing remarks, Shannon Stettner, OWHN Chair

Questions? Please contact:

Shannon at