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Our community is made ​​up of over 200 affiliates. Academic and community-based researchers, students, artists, educators, and practitioners specializing in different disciplines: their diverse areas of expertise are impressive.

Ethical guidelines, practical and methodological training, webinars, digital tools, software and links: this section contains a variety of useful tools for anyone wishing to develop an oral history project.

Our affiliates continuously produce a wide variety of research and multimedia projects. Here you will find information on current and past projects, as well as on the many outcomes produced by our community.

Our archives contain thousands of oral history interviews recorded by our affiliated researchers and partners. These documents can be consulted by researchers and the public. We also accept donations of oral history interviews.

Wednesday, October 18, from 2 to 4pm

Speaker: Catherine Charlebois, Muséologue, Centre d'histoire de Montréal

Where: Centre d'histoire de Montréal, 335 Place d'Youville, Montréal

Vous aimeriez apprendre comment le témoignage peut s'intégrer à un environnement muséal? Cette visite est pour vous! Catherine Charlebois, Muséologue au Centre d'histoire de Montréal, vous offre une visite exclusive de l'exposition temporaire en cours, Explosion 67 - Terre des Jeunes, du point de vue de l'histoire orale. Pour cette exposition, le CHM a récolté 47 témoignages sur une période de six mois. Comment éditer ces 76 heures d'entrevues pour les rendre accessibles au public? Comment les intégrer à un espace muséal avec des objets, des archives audiovidéo et photo, et les technologies actuelles? Catherine vous parlera de sa vision, des bénéfices de l'histoire orale au musée, et des défis rencontrés par l'équipe au cours du projet.

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Lab Hours

Fall 2017

Monday: closed

Tuesday: 11h - 15h

Wednesday: 16h - 20h 

Thursday: 11h - 15h

Friday: 11h - 15h


Latest News

The “Living Archives of the Rwandan Diaspora” project, a SSHRC funded partnership project between COHDS and Page-Rwanda, has transcribed 34 interviews with survivors of the 1994 Genocide of Rwandan Tutsis as well as those exiled in earlier waves of violence. These French-language transcripts now need to be translated into English. We are looking to hire 4-5 university students as translators for work to be undertaken during October, November and early December.

We are able to pay the wage rates established by Concordia’s Research Assistant’s union ($20-$24.50/hour) based on educational level. In your application, please state how many words you would approximately be able to translate in an hour (to help set the overall benchmark). Submit your CV and short cover letter to Steven High: steven.high@concordia.ca. Deadline for applications: Thursday October 12th. Translators must be based in Montreal.

Thursday October 12 from 11am to 3pm

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Leila Qashu has won the 2017 Distinguished Dissertation Award fo

COHDS is looking to hire four university students to prepare English-language oral history transcripts over a short 3-4 week period in October/earl

In anticipation of the Annual General Meeting which will be held on October 12th, we invite you to read or browse through our Annual Report.

This document will refresh your memory about COHDS' structure and services, highlight important events that have taken place in the past year, list affiliate projects and achievements, and speak to certain changes that COHDS is undergoing. We hope that this document - the outcome of a lot of time and effort - will give you a good overview of the activities of the Centre and of the community you belong to.

We look forward to another great year!

After a year of absence, the Symposium for Emerging Scholars is back! Organized by and for students, this bilingual one-day event offers an opportunity for graduate students to present work at any stage, to exchange ideas, and to connect with other researchers and creators. We invite proposals that feature research projects in oral, digital, or public history, broadly defined - students in related fields, including museum studies, education, documentary filmmaking, memory studies, new media art, sociology, anthropology, and others, are encouraged to submit proposals.The deadline to submit a proposal is January 10th, 2016, and the Symposium will take place on April 1st, 2016.

The terms of our two co-directors, Steven High an Ronald Rudin, are coming to an end (in 2016 and 2017). Therefore, COHDS is now seeking two new Co-Directors for a 3-year term, starting in May 2016 and May 2017 respectively. Full-time Concordia faculty members, already affiliated with COHDS, are eligible to be nominated for either one of these positions.The deadline for applying is December 17, 2015.


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