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Introduction to Oral History


Mercredi, septembre 23, 2020 - 12:00 to 14:00
Emma Harake

(In English)

In order to accommodate social distancing, all of COHDS/ALLab events will be held online.

Seats are Limited. Registration required.


This workshop will provide you with some of the fundamentals in the interdisciplinary field of oral history. Participants will learn about an oral history approach to interviewing, ethics in research, and the many ways that oral histories are shared with the public. This workshop is strongly recommended to all new affiliates, as it is intended to present the methodology and ethics followed by our Centre.


Emma Haraké is also the Coordinator and Community Facilitator of COHDS. She is an educator, visual artist, researcher and community organizer born and raised in Beirut and based out of Tio’tia:ke (Montreal). She holds a Master’s in art education from Concordia University and a BFA from the Lebanese University. Her research interests include autobiographical and arts-based inquiries, memory work, and oral history. Outside of COHDS, Emma has years of work experience in various cultural, academic, and community settings and locates her work within collaborative and community-based practices. Her most recent project Mumtalakat, explores the meanings embedded in personal objects belonging to Arabic-speaking immigrants. As this project grows, she continues to consider the complexities of collaborative processes, questioning conventions of the researcher/educator as main author, prioritizing participants’ perspectives, and investigating how to negotiate these relations and viewpoints around the city

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