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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.


Don't miss COHDS' first Film Festival tomorrow, Friday, December 2.

COHDS Film Festival: Oral History on Film

This one-day film festival will showcase some of COHDS’ affiliates documentary films that feature the use of oral history. Our community of researchers, artists, students and practitioners uses documentary film to show and tell little known stories, bringing oral history to a larger public.

Lab Hours

Lab hours - Fall 2016

Tuesday 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 - 3:00 pm

If you have inquiries or would like to make room or equipment borrowing requests, please send an email to cohds.chorn@concordia.ca

 

Latest News

COHDS is proud to be formally part of a Canadian Institutes for Health Research project for the first time. It is a two-year partnership development project, jointly funded by the CIHR and SSHRC, that focus on two children's hospitals in Toronto. Led by Laurie Gottlieb, of McGill's School of Nursing, with Steven High as a co-researcher, this project will use oral history and story-sharing in order to build communities of caring, encourage reflexive practice, and effect social and political change. Digital stories will also be integrated into nursing training.

The 4th Annual Emerging Scholars Symposium in Oral, Digital and Public History will be held on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at COHDS.

The COHDS Annual Symposium on Oral, Digital and Public History offers an opportunity for emerging scholars to present work at any stage, to exchange ideas, and to connect with other researchers and creators.

We invite graduate students to submit proposals that feature 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, geography, and others are welcome to participate.

COHDS is seeking an interim associate director for a one-year replacement, starting January 1st, 2017 (maternity leave). We invite all candidates to submit their CV and a statement of interest by email to the attention of Ronald Rudin, Co-Director, before November 15.

In collaboration with the Concordia University Community Lecture Series on HIV/AIDS, COHDS presents a lecture and a workshop on AIDS activism next week with Gary Kinsman and Alexis Shotwell.

Lecture: "Forgotten Stories:
 Early AIDS activism in Montreal
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October 27 at 7pm

Location: Room J.A. de Sève

Workshop: "Oral history, memory, and the social organization of forgetting​ - The AIDS Activist History Project"

October 28 from 3-5pm

Location: Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling

October 22-23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Listening with Heart:
Tools for self-awareness and skillful communication from the Compassionate Listening Project

After the first “Decolonizing Research”, which took place in October 2015, we are happy to present a new extended workshop, offered by our core member Sharon Gubbay Helfer. This two-day skill-building workshop will introduce the five core practices developed by the Compassionate Listening Project: listening with the heart, speaking from the heart, developing the "fair witness", respecting self and others and cultivating compassion. In addition, it will present techniques for skillful questioning, and stimulate awareness of the judgments and triggers that get in the way of hearing clearly. All material will be presented and practiced, using demonstrations and role-plays in large and small groups. Group size will be 10-15 participants.

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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