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Our last round table will take place on Wednesday, April 27, from 10:00 to 12:00PM. This round table, with Simon Harel, Steven High, and Catherine Charlebois, will give us the chance to revisit the previous discussions and to think about different approaches and objects concerning self narratives and specifically the way that they represent and reconfigure the city though inscription, telling, hearing, erasing, loss and re-creation.

"What strikes me about these interviews is the joy with which the Mercier speak about their families, homes, schools, churches, vacations, first loves, friends, jobs, and sport teams. I never sense anger when they talk about the wrecking balls that demolished entire sections of their community." -G. Scott MacLeod

Created by G. Scott MacLeod, In Griffintown takes visitors into the neighbourhood of Griffintown, as depicted through the lives and memories of the Mercier family. On April 19th from 12 to 2pm, come visit the exhibition and hear G. Scott MacLeod and Catherine Charlebois tackle the creation process from their respective standpoints as creators, artists, and museologists. *This event will take place at the Centre d'histoire de Montréal (335, place D'Youville Old Montréal).

COHDS is proud to announce that Concordia University has named Dr. Kathleen Vaughan, Associate Professor in the Department of Art Education and core member of our research unit, and Dr. Cynthia Hammond, Chair of the Department of Art History and core affiliate, as Co-Directors of COHDS. Starting June 1st, 2017, they will be leading COHDS over the next three years. This is an important moment in the history of COHDS, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. We are excited by what Kathleen and Cynthia have to offer COHDS!


COHDS is proud to announce that Dr. Cynthia Hammond, currently Chair of the Department of Art History at Concordia and a core affiliate of our research unit, has been named by Concordia University as an incoming Co-Director of COHDS. She will take up the position on June 1st, 2017, once she returns from sabbatical. Ronald Rudin will continue as Co-Director until then. We are all very excited by what Cynthia will bring to COHDS. Congratulations!

Today is the big day! Join us for the Emerging Scholars' Symposium at LB-1042 (from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm) and drop by to listen to some oral history projects at our listening booth in LB-1017.03 (the interview room). Free coffee and lunch!

Don't miss the second round table from our series "Modalités du récit de vie" on Tuesday, March 29, from 12:00 to 2:00PM.

Series organized by Stéphane Martelly, postdoctoral fellow for research-creation at COHDS.

On April 1st, come and listen to a selection of artistic pieces at the 3rd Emerging Scholars Symposium! Throughout the day, a listening booth will be set up in our interview room, showcasing the work of some of the presenters, and we will be screening a documentary film at lunch time. Find out all the details here!

Next Thursday, March 24, COHDS co-director Ronald Rudin and core affiliate Liz Miller will be part of a panel on storytelling, "Tell Me a Story: Storytelling across the Disciplines". Join them and learn what happens during the process of research.

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).



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