Ottawa Chapter OAS

Chapter News and Activities

Our monthly meetings
unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held at

 Routhier Community Centre,
 172 Guigues near Cumberland

Thursday April 19 at  6:00 p.m.
At the Canadian Museum of History
Dr. Karen Ryan, Curator, Northern Canada will lead us on a tour of the newly opened exhibit

DEATH IN THE ICE - The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

Explore the enduring mystery behind Sir John Franklin’s tragic expedition. Leaving Britain in 1845 to chart the Northwest Passage through the Arctic, the expedition’s two ships and 129 men never returned. Through historical artifacts and Inuit oral history, this groundbreaking exhibition provides the most comprehensive account to date of Franklin’s final voyage.

This is an exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, Canada), in partnership with Parks Canada Agency and with the National Maritime Museum (London, United Kingdom), and in collaboration with the Government of Nunavut.

Karen Ryan joined the Museum’s staff in 2010, and her curatorial responsibilities touch on the prehistory and history of Canada’s North. She collaborates on land claims and repatriation requests, and is currently researching the ill-fated Northwest Passage expedition commanded by Sir John Franklin in 1845.

Dr. Ryan has conducted archeological fieldwork throughout Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut, as well as in Newfoundland, and has published articles on the social and cultural prehistory of the Canadian Arctic, traditional ideology and shamanism, hunter-gatherer domestic architecture and the application of contemporary technologies to archaeological practices.

Dr. Ryan holds an Honours BA in Anthropology and History from Memorial University of Newfoundland, an MA in Anthropology from McMaster University and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Toronto.

Other meetings

Digs,  Excursions and Public Archaeology  


Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies Conferences

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Archaeological Institute of America Conferences
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