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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, January 23, from 4pm to 6pm

The Swamp Ward and Inner Harbour History Project (SWIHHP) in Kingston, Ontario is designed to illuminate 20th century working class history in a city stubbornly associated with 19th century mercantile and political elites.

Laura J. Murray will discuss this project she initiated and through which she has collected oral histories, and created various outputs including an app walking tour and (with Phil Lichti) audio documentaries.

Lab Hours

Winter 2018

Monday: 11am - 3pm

Tuesday: 4pm - 8pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 11am - 3pm

Friday: 11am - 3pm

 

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"As Clerics say; “women’s voices have the potential to trigger immoral sensual or kinetic arousal.” In 60s and 70s “Lalezar” a famous street in the

Thursday, January 18, from 12pm to 2pm

Given by Steven High

As a foretaste of our winter programme of events, meet us at COHDS on January 18 for an introduction to oral history!

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

"Memories in Motion" - 5th Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University invites proposals for our fifth Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice.  The one-day event will offer emergent scholars an opportunity to present their work, to exchange ideas, and to connect with other researchers and creators. 

Deadline for submissions: January 21st, 2018

Concordia University is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Oral History and the Rwandan Diaspora. Based at the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and the Geomedia Lab, the Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the development of the Living Archives of the Rwandan Diaspora, a public online platform and digital toolkit that will enable researchers, educators, and survivors themselves to access recorded life story interviews. 

Please note that COHDS will be closed for the holidays after December 8th. Good luck with the end of term, and enjoy your time off!

The COHDS Team

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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