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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.


The COHDS Annual General Assembly with a Keynote by Gracia Dyer Jalea will take place on Thursday, October 12th, 2017, from 11am to 3pm.

KEYNOTE (11am): Founding Toronto's First Museum of Migration from the Ground Up

Join Gracia Dyer Jalea, founding executive director, of the Toronto Ward Museum as she talks about the approach the Ward Museum has taken to create an inclusive space where stories of migration to Toronto can be expressed, exchanged and discussed with the hopes of inspiring a more equitable present and future for the lives of newcomers in Toronto. Gracia will speak about the founding of the museum, its guiding principles, partnerships, and ongoing work to establish the organization as a go to destination that is led and which represents the diverse voices of Torontonians

Lab Hours

Summer 2017

The COHDS lab will be closed for the summer as of June 22rd, 2017. We will reopen for the fall semester after Labour Day. Have a great summer!

 

 

Latest News

Lachlan MacKinnon (a student affiliate of COHDS) has been awarded Concordia University's Governor General Academic Medal (Gold) for his PhD thesis

Artist and activist Shahrzad Arshadi, a COHDS core member, was awarded the Women of Distinction 2017 Inspiration Award by the Women's Y Foundation of Montreal. Ms. Arshadi received this award for her socially-engaged work as a volunteer. Congratulations! 

COHDS will be closed for the summer as of Friday, June 23. We will reopen our doors on Tuesday, September 5, for the fall semester. We remain open for June, with reduced hours (see below). In the meantime, please continue to take a look at our Facebook page to keep up with what's going on this summer.

June Lab Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11-3pm
Wednesday: 11-3pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 11-3pm

*For those of you who need to access the lab or talk to an employee and are not available during these opening hours, please email cohds.chorn@concordia.ca to make an appointment.

Monday, June 19, at 7pm

On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, discover the story of the young lawyers and women survivors of the Genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda who succeeded in establishing rape as a war crime for the first time. Join us for the Montreal premiere of The Uncondemned and a discussion.

Following the screening (the film is in English only) there will be a bilingual discussion about the power of witness testimony and its important role in realizing justice. Speakers will include a legal expert and a survivor of the Genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda.

This event is organized by the Montreal Holocaust Museum, PAGE Rwanda, The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, and Women in International Security Canada.

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.

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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