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The Canada Research Chair in Oral History and the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling would like to announce TWO graduate fellowships worth $30,000 each ($15,000 in years 1 and 2) for incoming students in Concordia University’s Master’s in History or Interdisciplinary (INDI) programs who would like to study employment mobility in the aftermath of deindustrialization (including mine, mill, factory closures or lay-offs) in Quebec.

2nd Annual Emerging ScholarsSymposium on Oral, Digital, and Public History

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University invites graduate students to submit proposals for our second annual Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral, Digital, and Public History.

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Reporting to the Manager of Research, the Oral Historian plans, initiates and carries out oral history collecting, related research and projects according to strategic and assigned goals, on topics and sub-topics relating to immigration, multiculturalism, diversity and identity. This includes locating, authenticating and evaluating sources and providing reports on project developments. 

Student affiliate Ashley Clarkson recently published an article in the Oral History Forum. You can find a PDF version here and below.

Lu Xiao, Yan Luo and Steven High recently published an article in the Proceedings of the Big Humanities Conference: " In this paper we present our current prototype - Clock-based Keyphrase Map (CKM). CKM utilizes Keyphrase technique to identify important topics in the collection and a clock-based visualization to present them in a temporal order. CKM also enables the users to further analyze the collections and share their analysis process with other researchers."

(January/May 2014 - December 2014/April 2015)

This opportunity is aimed at researchers who have experience with oral and digital history. Candidates having additional expertise on aboriginal peoples, Canada’s North, or history education are encouraged to apply. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will provide expertise, support, and resources for the inclusion and interpretation of oral history materials in all phases of the project, especially for the development of learning materials that include a community-based oral history component. 

Lachlan is a second year doctoral student in history, whose oral history project is examining the closing of the steel industry in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. His article, "Labour Landmarks in New Waterford: Collective Memory in a Cape Breton Coal Town," was recently published in Acadiensis.

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS) has a new weekly radio program on CJLO 1690 AM starting this fall. We’re looking for students and affiliates to join our radio team! Not only can you gain experience producing live radio but your audio pieces will subsequently be posted as podcasts on our website.

The Deindustrialization and Its Aftermath:  Class, Culture and Resistance international conference is being organized jointly by Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and the Scottish Oral History Centre at Strathclyde University in Glasgow.

Concordia University is seeking an emerging Canadian or international scholar (within 10 years of receiving the PhD) demonstrating promising and innovative investigations into the production, circulation, preservation and/or display of audio-visual cultures with research focusing on the challenges and opportunities presented by new technologies in understanding past and present audiovisual phenomena, broadly defined.



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