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.

Land of Opportunity, chronicles the reconstruction of New Orleans through the eyes of th

Lab Hours

The lab will re-open for the winter semester on Tuesday January 13th.

Winter 2015

Tuesday...........................11:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday ....................11:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday ........................11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday............................. 11:00am - 3:00pm*

* Open lab hours only. No lab support during these hours.

Two of our affiliated students - Aude Maltais-Landry and Ashley Clarkson - recently defended their MA theses in oral history.

Congratulations to our recent PhD graduate and current post-doctoral fellow Julie Perrone! She has just been hired as Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications for Via Rail where she will be responsible for developing guidelines and objectives for VIA's participation in all history related initiatives.

COHDS faculty members Ted Little (theatre) and Steven High (history), and Cynthia Hammond from Art History, working with the Atwater Library's Eric Craven (a community affiliate of COHDS) taught tethered courses this term focussed on Point St. Charles.

Our affiliate Khadija Baker introduces us to her beautiful online project Map your songs…make our dreams...

It is our pleasure to announce that affiliates Anna Sheftel and Stacey Zembrzycki have won this year’s OHA Book Award for their 2013 Palgrave publication, "Oral History off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice"! This award recognizes a published book that uses oral history to make a significant contribution to contemporary scholarship; and/or significantly advances understanding of important theoretical issues in oral history; and/or is an outstanding example of innovative oral history methodology. Congrats also to the many other COHDS affiliated contributors to this book including Alan Wong, Liz Miller, Erin Jessee, Hourig Attarian, Monica Patterson, Lucho van Isschot, Hank Greenspan, and Steven High.

Too often we speak negatively of youth in immigrant neighborhoods; we emphasize the process of impoverishment/disaffiliation/de-qualification that affect these areas. This participative research project aims to provide a different perspective on these transformations.

We are very happy to announce that Eric Weissman, a former student affiliate of COHDS, won the CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award for Spaces, Places and States of Mind: a pragmatic ethnography of liminal critique

Congratulations to Ron Rudin, Phil Lichti and Archinodes for winning the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) prize for their project "Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park".


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