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COHDSCast seventh episode! Writer, painter and researcher, Stephane Martelly was born in Port-au-Prince. Stephane Martelly is currently an affiliate professor in research-creation at the Department of Theater at Concordia University.

COHDScast's sixth episode is with Emma Haraké, a visual artist and educator who also collaborates on curatorial projects and events. She holds a BFA from Lebanese University and is pursuing her graduate studies in Concordia University’s Art Education Department.

Luis C. Sotelo Castro is Canada Research Chair in Oral History Performance and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at Concordia University. Luis is a dual national Colombian/British artist-researcher. His practice is performance-based. He creates live environments of memory in collaboration with other artists and participants from specific communities and locations. He also explores how participatory oral history performance might facilitate listening.

Luis is currently working to establish a 'Performing Listening Lab' at COHDS, which aims at positioning listening as a subject of study in the context of oral history performance for social change. The lab will be launched in the Fall 2018 and will become a hub for research creation and for university-community collaborations bringing together theatre and performance studies, public and oral history, sound studies, listening research, and social innovation.

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Please note that COHDS will be closed for the summer as of Friday, June 1st. We will reopen our doors in September for the fall semester. In the meantime, we will be open during May, with reduced hours (see below).

Additionally, please note that all equipment must be returned by Friday, May 25th at the latest. If you have any oral history projects, now is your chance!

Have a great summer, and enjoy the sunshine!

Khadija Baker is a Montreal-based, multi-disciplinary artist of Kurdish-Syrian descent. Her installations investigate social and political themes centered on the uncertainty of home as it relates to persecution, identity, displacement, and memory. Khadija is also a PhD Candidate at Concordia University.

 

 

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COHDScast's third episode has been released! This week, listen to a conversation with affiliate Désirée Rochat, a community worker, educator, and PhD candidate in the Department of Education at McGill University. She tells us about the importance of community archives and how oral history has always been a part of her journey.

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A public talk given by Professor Laurajane Smith, who will investigate the utility of theorizations in political philosophy around diversity and redistribution for understanding the political power and consequences of heritage.

Tuesday April 24 from 8:30am to 6:30pm
Centre d'histoire de Montréal

With Lisa Ndejuru, Stéphane Martelly, Steven High, and Cécile Marotte

Ce qui fait la valeur de l’histoire orale est précisément son caractère subjectif. Dans un tel cadre, le travail de l’universitaire devient de se défaire - toujours imparfaitement - de sa main mise sur l’autorité pour que des voix puissent se faire entendre, pour que des sujets s’emparent de l’histoire pour se mettre à la dire et la raconter.

Cet effort n’a jamais été aussi visible que dans le projet de longue haleine Histoires de vie des Montréalais déplacés par les génocides, les guerres et les violences contre les droits de la personne (2007-2012) mené au Centre d’Histoire Orale et de Récits numérisés de l’Université Concordia qui a conduit à l’enregistrement de plus de 400 entrevues.

L'histoire orale s'est beaucoup plus préoccupée du moment de l'entrevue, de la distance relative du chercheur, de la nature co-construite du récit, de la légitimité du témoin et beaucoup moins des effets de ces vécus et de ces récits sur les sujets. Au cours des journées d’étude en histoire orale et approches identitaires croisées, ce sont précisément ces limites que nous tenterons de creuser bien davantage tout en recherchant aussi un langage partagé.

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Saturday, April 7th, from 2 to 6pm
Milieux Institute, Concordia University

For the first time, Dr. Luis Sotelo Castro will present an original sound installation, Not Being Able to Speak Is Torture, based on the life stories of a family of Colombian refugees.

To participate, please register with:
Marie-Anne Gagnon
Research Coordinator for the Canada Research Chair in Oral History Performance
marie-anne.gagnon@concordia.ca

As some of you may already know, COHDS will be undergoing major renovations. We are moving to our temporary reduced space (Mini-COHDS) in the "Sun Room" (LB-1019) for the spring and summer 2018. We will be closed next week during the move, from Monday, March 26 to Easter Monday, April 2nd, inclusively.

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