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We would like to welcome Dr. Amanda Ricci, who is joining COHDS as a new post-doctoral fellow for the next six months thanks to the FRQSC-funded Montreal History Group. Dr. Ricci recently defended her PhD at McGill on “Thereʼs No Place Like Home: Feminist Communities, Social Citizenship, and (Un)Belonging in Montrealʼs Long Womenʼs Movement, 1952-1992.” The thesis examined previously unexamined feminist histories, revealing how members of various Montreal-based women’s organizations envisioned, defined, and fought for emancipation and autonomy. Building on this work, Dr. Ricci’s time at COHDS will be spent delving further into oral history method, theory and ethics as well as collaborative approaches to research. She has published in Left History, and has a forthcoming article in Recherches amérindiennes du Québec as well as in the edited collection, Womenʼs Activism and “Second Wave” Feminism: Transnational Histories. She joins Drs. Karoline Truchon, Stéphane Martelly, and Lilia Topouzova as COHDS-based SSHRC or FRQSC post-doctoral fellows.

Our next workshop will take place on January 22nd 2016 at 12pm.

Jeff Webb, Associate Professor of History at Memorial University, will come all the way from Newfoundland to visit COHDS!

Don't miss it!

Come meet Natasha Davis, an interdisciplinary theatre artist working at the intersection of performance art, theatre and visual arts with a special focus on exile, trauma and memory. Coming from London, she will be at COHDS next Tuesday, January 19 at 12:30pm, to talk about the Performing Migratory Identity.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre of Concordia University.

You would like to get involved at COHDS during the winter semester as an intern or a volunteer? We'd like to hear from you!

As the holidays are quickly approaching, we're happy to announce our winter programme! In total, close to twenty events, including workshops, round tables and film screenings will take place between January and April at COHDS. Facilitated by affiliates, visiting researchers and invited guests, these events will cover a wide range of topics and approaches to the discipline of oral history. All events are free and open to all. We encourage you to register on line and spread the word!

After a year of absence, the Symposium for Emerging Scholars is back! Organized by and for students, this bilingual one-day event offers an opportunity for graduate students to present work at any stage, to exchange ideas, and to connect with other researchers and creators. We invite proposals that feature research projects in oral, digital, or public history, broadly defined - students in related fields, including museum studies, education, documentary filmmaking, memory studies, new media art, sociology, anthropology, and others, are encouraged to submit proposals.The deadline to submit a proposal is January 10th, 2016, and the Symposium will take place on April 1st, 2016.

The terms of our two co-directors, Steven High an Ronald Rudin, are coming to an end (in 2016 and 2017). Therefore, COHDS is now seeking two new Co-Directors for a 3-year term, starting in May 2016 and May 2017 respectively. Full-time Concordia faculty members, already affiliated with COHDS, are eligible to be nominated for either one of these positions.The deadline for applying is December 17, 2015.

COHDS-affiliated faculty in Art Education (Kathleen Vaughan),Theatre (Ted Little), Art History (Cynthia Hammond) and Oral History (Steven High) once again based their classes in the working-class neighbourhood of Pointe Saint-Charles. Students have engaged with the neighbourhood's past and present, and with each other. Come out Saturday December 5th to see what they produced!

Join us for this workshop on Monday October 5 (12-2) which will focus on the thinking behind a large national oral history project in Australia to document the lifelong impact of being in care as a child. This project was conducted in the aftermath of several extensive government inquiries, and before the current Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse. I will discuss how we addressed some of the challenges in conducting a national, government funded, historical documentation project in a politically and emotionally charged context. I will raise issues of methodology for large oral history projects, ethical questions for historians, and the difference between being an advocate and doing history. I will reflect on what justice means for those involved in the project.

Ioana Radu successfully defended her Humanities PhD thesis entitled ...“Miyupimaatisiiun in Eeyou Istchee: Healing and Decolonization in Chisasibi” at COHDS.



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