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Our community is made ​​up of over 150 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.

We lead our own research and creation projects besides collaborating to those of our affiliates and partners. 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.


Thursday through Sunday, 20-23 April 2017

From the forests and plains to the cities and streets, from sky world to the womb, along rivers, between tipis and jail cells, Dwellings is an exploration of Indigenous homes.

She:kon, Aneen!​ Dwellings​ is a performative, immersive response to the complex Indigenous-Canadian relationship that addresses the history, realities and dreams of the Indigenous house and home, and its effect on the land and on our bodies. Over centuries there has been a massive displacement of our Peoples from their homes and homelands. This performance acknowledges this history and tries to bring forth the possibilities of home and land. We acknowledge the Indigenous Nations in whose territory we are performing: the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, the Huron. We acknowledge as well the artists and culture workers of this territory. Thank you for allowing us to be here.

Lab Hours

Lab hours - Spring and summer 2017

Tuesday 11:00 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 - 3:00 pm

If you have inquiries or would like to make room or equipment borrowing requests, please send an email to cohds.chorn@concordia.ca

 

Latest News

COHDS lab opening hours for the spring and summer 2017 will be from Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 3pm. Please note that this new schedule will be effective as of April 25, 2017.

Annual Report of COHDS Affiliates – March 2016 to March 2017

Download the Annual Report of COHDS Affiliates form here.

Please take note that COHDS will be closed on April 14 for Good Friday. Have a good weekend everybody!

The jury (Debbie Folaran, Leila Qashu and Ronald Rudin) for the COHDS Award for Excellence in Oral History has selected LachlanMacKinnon as its 2017 recipient for his doctoral dissertation (completed in the History Department in 2016) "Deindustrialization on the Periphery: An Oral History of Sydney Steel, 1945-2001."

In his dissertation, Dr MacKinnon goes out of his way to connect the process of deindustrialization in Cape Breton to the lives of the people who experienced it. While his dissertation is built upon a significant amount of archival research, it is truly distinguished by its reliance on the testimony, mostly of workers at Sydney Steel, putting to good use both interviews conducted by others in the 1990s and ones that he conducted himself as part of his dissertation research. The result is a model of oral history practice, combining a variety of sources to make a story come to life.

Congratulations Dr MacKinnon!

Our annual Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral, Digital and Public History will take place next Friday, March 31, from 9am to 5pm. This one-day event represents a rare opportunity for affiliates, students, and members of the community to meet, engage in meaningful conversations, get inspired by one another, and share projects and ideas. This year, the programme of events includes projects on oral history in the exhibition space, radio shows, migration, Quebec sign language art, and more!

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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