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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.

Following the directives of Concordia University, COHDS is closed to the public until further notice. We will share news with affiliates via our e-newsletter up until the end of June, and again starting in late August, after our annual summer closure. Please check our facebook page or this website later in the summer to get updates on our virtual fall activities. Stay safe, stay well, the COHDS team.


With an emphasis on listening in post-conflict zones, and research-creation that responds to questions of memory, justice, and storytelling, the Acts of Listening Lab (ALLab) complements the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling’s existing strengths in sharing authority and difficult knowledge. This state-of-the-art laboratory forms an integral part of COHDS’s research and creation activities and facilitates a core objective: to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration through oral history, the arts, and digital media.

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Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling & the Acts of Listening Lab

Communities Across Distance: A Space for Listening

Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and Office of Community Engagement invite

Black Lives Matter. The lives of all racialized, marginalized, and oppressed people matter.

Important: COHDS/Concordia closure, effective March 16th, 2020

Dear members of the COHDS community,

Documentary Film


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