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COHDS is proud to announce that Dr. Stéphane Martelly has been awarded a two year post-doctoral fellowship from the FRQSC for her research creation project “Penser et créer depuis le lieu de ce silence. Élaborations de l’oeuvre absente et possible à partir des « histoires de vie » de Montréalais déplacés par la violence (Haïti-Québec).” Dr. Martelly is an award-winning author, poet, painter, and researcher who was a key member of the Haitian Working Group of the Montreal Life Stories project (2006-12).

The Canadian Historical Association has awarded Steven High's Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement (UBC Press, 2014) the Clio-Quebec Prize for best book published on the history of Quebec. The book tells the story of the Montreal Life Stories project. Congrats!

Anita Sinner, a core faculty member at COHDS in Art Education, has co-edited (with Dianne Conrad) a new book, “Creating Together: Participatory, Community-Based, and Collaborative Arts Practices and Scholarship across Canada.” Other contributors include COHDS affiliates and alumni: Nisha Sajnani,

New special issue of the literary journal AMODERN edited by COHDS affiliates Jason Camlot and Christine Mitchell on “The Poetry Series,” explores the idea of “oral literature” as part of the Spoken Web project. Among the other contributors are COHDS affiliates and alumni Ashley Clarkson, Steven H

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is proud to announce that it is a key partner of UQAM’s CRC in Urban Heritage Studies in organizing the biannual conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies which will be held in Montreal in June 2016.  The interdisciplinary conference will bring together 600-800 delegates from around the world for four days (2 days at UQAM, 2 days at Concordia)...Read more

Dr. Lilia Topouzova, an award winning filmmaker and historian, has been awarded a 2-year SSHRC post-doctoral fellowship to examine the recorded life stories and personal archives of Bulgarian gulag survivors.

A new edited collection has just been published. Among the contributors are a number of COHDS affiliates and alumni including Steven High, Marie Pelletier, Liz Miller, Michele Luchs, Hank Greenspan, Stacey Zembrzycki, Yolande Cohen, Anna Sheftel, Sara Cohen-Fournier, Martin Messika, and Arthur McIvor.

Karoline Truchon, a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow at COHDS, has just been awarded the prize for the best thesis completed in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Université Laval. Her thesis was entitled, "L'exigence de visibilité dans les sociétés contemporaines. Le cas d'un complexe d'habitations sociales à Montréal." Congrats, Karoline!

We would like to warmly congratulate Catherine Charlebois, a core member of COHDS, and oral history curator at the Centre d'histoire de Montreal for having co-authored a new book Quartiers Disparus -- which is already on its second printing!

Concordia's Department of Theatre and the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling are happy to announce a job search for a new tenure-track or tenured faculty member (at the Assistant or Associate Level) as Canada Research Chair in Oral History Performance.



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