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Historically Speaking

The Historically Speaking Interest Group discusses both classic historical works and more recent books.

We are a space for those who love history and enjoy the fellowship of others who feel the same way. If you have questions, need more information, or would like to join our group, contact Lou Cei at Please join us!

There is no cost to attend, but you must be a current Osher member.

Most of the books can be checked out of a local library, purchased on Amazon, or found on reserve at UR’s Boatwright Library under my name (Louis B. Cei) at the Reference Desk.

Also you don’t have to have read the book to attend, but it is encouraged. Dates, times and locations will be announced by email.

2020 Reading & Activity Schedule

Date Title/Activity Author
March A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War (2005) Victor David Hanson
April The Birth of the Middle Ages (1935, reprint 1964) Henry St. Lawrence Beaufort Moss
June Caesar: Life of a Colossus (2006) Adrian Goldsworthy
August Trip to American Civil War Museum
October The End of Ideology (1960) Daniel Bell
December America’s Siberian Adventure (1931) William Graves

Contact Us

Osher Institute
Special Programs Building 100
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 287-6608

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays