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Le 1er avril, à l'occasion du 3e Symposium des chercheur.e.s émergent.e.s, venez voir et entendre une sélection d’œuvres des présentatrices! Tout au long de la journée, un poste d’écoute sera accessible dans notre salle d’entrevue, et nous projetterons un film documentaire à l’heure du dîner. Voyez tous les détails ici!

Mardi le 24 mars, Ronald Rudin, codirecteur du CHORN, et Liz Miller, affiliée du Centre, prendront part à une table ronde sur le récit, «Tell Me a Story: Storytelling across the Disciplines». Joignez-vous à eux pour en apprendre davantage sur le processus de recherche.

Veuillez noter que cet événement sera donné en anglais.

Every researcher has at least one great story to tell about something that happened during the process of research and discovery. And storytelling and narrative structures are also integral to the way research is pursued and made meaningful to experts and the wider community. This BEYOND DISCIPLINES event brings together researchers from across the Faculty of Arts and Science to share their real life stories of research adventure, and to reflect upon how storytelling is integral to work they pursue.

We are thrilled to announce that Lana Dee Povitz, now completing her PhD at New York University, has been awarded a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship at COHDS. Lana’s new project, a historical excavation of the term activism, will use oral history to examine the “afterlives” of people who participated intensively in the women’s liberation and AIDS movements from the 1970s to the early 1990s. What did they understand themselves to be doing? How did involvement change their lives going forward?  The new project builds on her PhD thesis on food activism in New York City. Lana has published in the journals, Canadian Historical Review and Women and Social Movements, and has a chapter in the forthcoming anthology Women’s Activism and “Second Wave” Feminism: Transnational Histories (Bloomsbury, 2016).  She is engaged in an array of contemporary social struggles, including those for peace, prison abolition, and queer feminism. Welcome Lana!! We are very much looking forward to working with you over the next two years (starting in September).

Veuillez noter que cet atelier sera donné en anglais.

Next Thursday, from 12:00 to 2:00PM, COHDS will host Sara Kindon, social geographer and Associate Professor at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). During her short visit at Concordia as a Lillian Robinson Visiting Scholar in the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, she has agreed to come and share with us some reflections about her research project using «arpilleras». Arpilleras are brightly-colored patchwork pictures made from scraps of fabric, which were originally made by groups of women to 'speak' out against human rights abuses under the military dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990), and have since then been made by women around the world fighting social and environmental injustice.

Following an exhibition of Chilean arpilleras in New Zealand in 2013, Sara Kindon and her colleagues embarked on a project with a group of women, carrying out oral interviews and participating in sewing and discussion workshops to explore women's experiences of migration, displacement and belonging. This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about this project, as well as explore potential benefits and challenges of working in this way for their own contexts.

Le programme du 3e Symposium des chercheur.e.s .émergent.e.s est maintenant disponible. Durant toute la journée, un espace multimédia vous permettra de voir et d'entendre une sélection des projets réalisés par les présentateurs.trices. Toute l'équipe du Symposium vous invite à consulter en ligne la programmation de la journée et à assister en grand nombre à cette vitrine exceptionnelle de réflexion au sujet de l'histoire orale, numérique et publique.




Veuillez noter qu'il s'agit d'événements en anglais.

Mom and Me: documentary film screening and panel discussion

9 mars de 12h00 à 14h00

Avec Lena MacDonald, réalisatrice, et Dr. Lilia Topouzova, SSHRC chercheure postdoctorale au CHORN, Concordia

Mom and Me is a deeply personal film, which took 15 years to make. It follows the complicated relationship between director Lena Macdonald and her mother, who was once a filmmaker herself, but ended up homeless, crack-addicted and on the streets. For ten years Lena filmed in Toronto’s inner city and her story is complicated and honest. The film is about addiction, prostitution and despair but it is also a story about family, the power of hope and the tenacity of love.The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Lena Macdonald and moderated by Dr. Lilia Topouzova.

Screening Trauma: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Representation

11 mars de 12h00 à 14h00

Avec Lena MacDonald et Dr. Lilia Topouzova

How do we visualize trauma? This interdisciplinary workshop addresses the visualization of violence and its traumatic effect in nonfiction film. We will interrogate the tensions inherent in the medium of film: the possibility to document violence and the cinematic tendency to stylize and aestheticize traumatic histories. Drawing on our own films, we will discuss strategies used by nonfiction authors to represent difficult knowledge and risky stories in the realms of political, structural and interpersonal violence. The workshop comprises discussion of and screening of selected film sections.

Venez assister à la première d’une série de trois tables rondes bilingues organisée par Stéphane Martelly, chercheure postdoctorale en recherche-création au CHORN à l'Université Concordia. La table ronde aura lieu lundi le 29 février de 12h00 à 14h00.

En mettant en dialogue les voix/es effacées, subjuguées ou oubliées de l’histoire proche et lointaine, la première table ronde de notre série sera consacrée au récit de vie comme pratique de résistance et de survie.

Ne manquez pas notre prochain atelier! Il aura lieu le vendredi 19 février de 12h00 à 14h00.

Veuillez noter que cet atelier sera donné en anglais, avec une période de questions bilingue.

Since its inauguration, the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling has housed many interesting and important oral history archives. This short introduction to the principles and practices of archives and the archival practices at COHDS will help users to discover “hidden gems” and gain exposure to some basic tips for archiving oral history research.

This workshop will be a short introduction to the archival field as well as archiving in Canada. It will also include a breakdown of donation procedures and outline why it’s beneficial to donation your project materials to COHDS. Lastly, this workshop will highlight tips for project submission and ways to access the extensive COHDS archival collections.

Ronald Rudin, codirecteur du CHORN, présentera «The Lost Stories Project» dans le cadre d’un événement qui aura lieu mercredi le 17 février. Intitulé «Shared Histories: Using Technology to Connect and Commemorate», l’événement rassemblera différents projets qui utilisent les médias numériques.


Le Centre d’histoire orale et de récits numérisés annonce la tenue du troisième concours pour le Prix d’excellence en histoire orale! Ce prix en argent de 500$ récompense l’excellence de la recherche dans le champ interdisciplinaire de l’histoire orale. La date limite pour déposer une candidature est fixée au 4 mars 2016.



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