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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.


Tuesday April 24 from 8:30am to 6:30pm
Centre d'histoire de Montréal

With Lisa Ndejuru, Stéphane Martelly, Steven High, and Cécile Marotte

Ce qui fait la valeur de l’histoire orale est précisément son caractère subjectif. Dans un tel cadre, le travail de l’universitaire devient de se défaire - toujours imparfaitement - de sa main mise sur l’autorité pour que des voix puissent se faire entendre, pour que des sujets s’emparent de l’histoire pour se mettre à la dire et la raconter.

Cet effort n’a jamais été aussi visible que dans le projet de longue haleine Histoires de vie des Montréalais déplacés par les génocides, les guerres et les violences contre les droits de la personne (2007-2012) mené au Centre d’Histoire Orale et de Récits numérisés de l’Université Concordia qui a conduit à l’enregistrement de plus de 400 entrevues.

L'histoire orale s'est beaucoup plus préoccupée du moment de l'entrevue, de la distance relative du chercheur, de la nature co-construite du récit, de la légitimité du témoin et beaucoup moins des effets de ces vécus et de ces récits sur les sujets. Au cours des journées d’étude en histoire orale et approches identitaires croisées, ce sont précisément ces limites que nous tenterons de creuser bien davantage tout en recherchant aussi un langage partagé.

The programme of events is now available!

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Winter 2018

Monday: 11am - 3pm

Tuesday: 4pm - 8pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 11am - 3pm

Friday: 11am - 3pm

 

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Khadija Baker is a Montreal-based, multi-disciplinary artist of Kurdish-Syrian descent. Her installations investigate social and political themes centered on the uncertainty of home as it relates to persecution, identity, displacement, and memory. Khadija is also a PhD Candidate at Concordia University.

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COHDScast's third episode has been released! This week, listen to a conversation with affiliate Désirée Rochat, a community worker, educator, and PhD candidate in the Department of Education at McGill University. She tells us about the importance of community archives and how oral history has always been a part of her journey.

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A public talk given by Professor Laurajane Smith, who will investigate the utility of theorizations in political philosophy around diversity and re

Saturday, April 7th, from 2 to 6pm
Milieux Institute, Concordia University

For the first time, Dr. Luis Sotelo Castro will present an original sound installation, Not Being Able to Speak Is Torture, based on the life stories of a family of Colombian refugees.

To participate, please register with:
Marie-Anne Gagnon
Research Coordinator for the Canada Research Chair in Oral History Performance
marie-anne.gagnon@concordia.ca

As some of you may already know, COHDS will be undergoing major renovations. We are moving to our temporary reduced space (Mini-COHDS) in the "Sun Room" (LB-1019) for the spring and summer 2018. We will be closed next week during the move, from Monday, March 26 to Easter Monday, April 2nd, inclusively.

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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