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Introduction to Oral History


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:00 to 14:00
Steven High

This introductory workshop will introduce you to the field of oral history as well as its practice. You will learn about the field's origins, its evolving methodology and theory, as well as the ethics of oral history interviewing.

Dr. Steven High is an interdisciplnary historian based at COHDS. Between 2005 and 2012, he was principal investigator of the Montreal Life Stories project, a major collaborative project working with Montrealers displaced by war, genocide and other human rights violations. He is the author of seven books including Industrial Sunset: The Making of North America's Rust Belt (2003) and with David Lewis, Corporate Wasteland: The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization (2007). Among his most recent books are Oral History at the Crossroads, a sustained reflection on collaborative research, as well as Remembering Mass Violence: Oral History, New Media, and Performance (co-edited with Ted Little and Thi Ry Duong) and Beyond Testimony and Trauma: Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence. Steven High's research has won numerous awards including the Porter Prize for best book in Canadian Sociology, the Albert B. Corey Prize from the Canadian and American Historical Associations, and the Klibansky Prize for best book published in the Humanities in Canada. In 2011, he was awarded Concordia University's Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.

LB-1019, 1400 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, QC

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