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"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.

Art Education Graduate Symposium, Concordia University
February 28 - March 2, 2014 (Montréal, Québec)
The Art of Transforming Communities is an opportunity to bring together Graduate students in the fields of art education, studio arts, design, performing arts, art history, cultural studies, humanities, creative art therapies, education & technology, and other fields of knowledge whose scholarly research is intrinsically linked to issues related to processes of making and collaborating.

Remembering Mass Violence: Oral History, New Media and Performance (University of Toronto Press, 2013) breaks new ground in oral history, new media, and performance studies by exploring what is at stake when we attempt to represent war, genocide, and other violations of human rights in a variety of creative works. A model of community-university collaboration, it includes contributions from scholars in a wide range of disciplines, survivors of mass violence, and performers and artists who have created works based on these events.

Our Winter 2014 Programme is now available. You can find the schedule of workshops, seminars, round tables, and other presentations on the posters and in the Events section. You can also register for events directly on this website.

Tales & Tours gathers dozens of walks located in North America and Europe. Using your smartphone's GPS, the app locates walks around you and invites you to discover the city or neighbourhood from different perspectives. It includes a map, the audio file as well as additional information and pictures.



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