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.

COHDS is proud to announce that Dr. Stéphane Martelly has been awarded a two year post-doctoral fellowship from the FRQSC for her research creation project “Penser et créer depuis le lieu de ce silence. Élaborations de l’oeuvre absente et possible à partir des « histoires de vie » de Montréalais déplacés par la violence (Haïti-Québec).” Dr. Martelly is an award-winning author, poet, painter, and researcher who was a key member of the Haitian Working Group of the Montreal Life Stories project (2006-12). Expanding on her literary and transdisciplinary approach, her post-doctoral project will consider the place and function of silence in the oral history interviews conducted with Haitian-Montrealers. She will explore theoretical and creative ways to engage with this silence.

Lab Hours

Spring 2015

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

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

Latest News

Come join us for the launch of a new memory-based audio walk of Pointe-Saint-Charles based on 40 interviews with long-time residents. La Pointe: On the Other Side of the Tracks will be launched on Saturday 23 May 2015, 2pm, Saint-Charles Library (1050, rue d’Hibernia). The hour long audio tour will be freely available online for download on your smart phone, iPod, iPad, or MP3 device as of May 22 at: http://postindustrialmontreal.ca/ . This is the second one produced by Concordia’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, the first one being focused on the Lachine Canal itself between the Atwater Market and Redpath Sugar (already available on the website).If you are interested in attending the launch, or would like to reserve a listening device, you need to register at: https://audioguidelapointe.eventbrite.com Ou à la bibliothèque, au : 514 872- 3092

Anita Sinner, a core faculty member at COHDS in Art Education, has co-edited (with Dianne Conrad) a new book, “Creating Together: Participatory, Co

New special issue of the literary journal AMODERN edited by COHDS affiliates Jason Camlot and Christine Mitchell on “The Poetry Series,” explores t

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is proud to announce that it is a key partner of UQAM’s CRC in Urban Heritage Studies in organizing the biannual conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies which will be held in Montreal in June 2016.  The interdisciplinary conference will bring together 600-800 delegates from around the world for four days (2 days at UQAM, 2 days at Concordia)...Read more

Gavin Foster, a COHDS core faculty member in the School of Canadian Irish Studies, has published a new monograph - "The Irish Civil War and Society: Politics, Class and Conflict". Congratulations Gavin!


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