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Full-time students enrolled in a Concordia University doctoral program and who are already affiliated to the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling are invited to submit an application for this one-time award tied to our research unit. Deadline for Applications: Friday April 18 (12 Noon).

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling announces the first competition for the Award for Excellence in Oral History! This $500 award recognizes research excellence in the interdisciplinary field of Oral History. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 14, 2014.

Read a new article by visiting researcher Carol Gray posted on the Fulbright Canada Blog about her oral history project on humain rights in Egypt.

In the context of the 20th commemoration of the Tutsi genocide, PAGE-Rwanda organizes "Meet the other Canadian survivors of the genocide". This activity consists of 4 focus groups to be held at Concordia University on May 31, 2014. We are looking for documentary filmmakers/videographers, research assistants, and trauma counsellors.

"Mapping Skin Deep" is an audiovisual public installation consisting of portraits with testimonies from refugee/undocumented immigrants currently residing in Montreal and elsewhere. The installation will be presented from March 1 to 16, at the Palais des Congrès, metro Place d´Armes.

Paul Tom's short documentary won the Spirafilm Prize and received a special mention for the Best First or Second Documentary Film as part of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. The film was also selected by the Busan International Short Film Festival (South Corea).


On February 23rd, Filmmaker and Concordia Professor, Liz Miller will premiere her documentary, En la Casa, la cama y la calle, (At home in bed and in the streets) at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. Miller’s documentary is set in Nicaragua, a small country with a revolutionary history.

As you might have noticed, a new team member recently joined COHDS. We are glad to welcome Postdoctoral Fellow Julie Perrone. She will be collaborating to the "What Happened to the Franklin Expedition?" project led by Dr. John Lutz (University of Victoria) in collaboration with Peter Gossage and Steven High from Concordia.

The COHDS is a co-sponsor of the coming Berkshire Conference on the History of Women to be held in Toronto this May. A number of COHDS-affiliated researchers and artists such as Stéphane Martelly are on the program. COHDS is also sponsoring an artist-in-residency program at the Berks. This will result in the staging of Lisa Ndejuru’s “Le petit coin intact” and Shahrzad Arshadi’s “It Is Only Sound that Remains” – two artistic productions that originate in the Montreal Life Stories project. The Living Histories Ensemble, a playback theatre troupe led by Nisha Sajnani, will also be giving a workshop-performance.

CORRESPONDENCES allowed residents of NDG to create digital stories presenting their personal and subjective experience of the neighborhood to be shared with an unknown neighbor. The final exhibition showcases their unique and personal creations. At the Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce until March 9, 2014.



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