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"Unfolding the Unexpectedness of Uncertainty: Creative Nonfiction and the Lives of Becoming Teachers" invites readers to share in the stories of Ruth, Ann and Nathalie as they transition from students to teachers. Rendering their experiences as short stories from the field of teacher education brings a dimension of social biography to scholarship.

Congratulations to Erin Jessee, Catherine Foisy, and Natasha Reid for their tenure-track faculty positions.
Thematic panel for the International Oral History Association Conference
July 9-12, 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
Oral history is widely perceived as a means of democratizing history, revealing the myriad truths of people’s lived experiences and complicating the grand historical narratives that would otherwise silence them. Yet, when applied to projects aimed at understanding lived experiences of conflicts and their aftermath, this approach poses a range of ethical and methodological challenges. 

Fonds Québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC / FRQSC)


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This exhibition from affiliate Joyce Pillarella is presented at Montreal City Hall (Hall of Honour) until August 14. It tells the story of internment of Italian immigrants in Canada starting in 1940. Following the enactment of the War Measures Act, about 600 Italian Canadians were sent to internment camps, particularly in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Our Fall 2013 Programme is now available.

You can find the schedule of workshops, seminars, round tables, and other presentations in the News & Events section.

Launched in June 2013, Canal is an audiowalk that takes listeners from the Atwater Market to the Saint Gabriel Lock. Over the course of the walk, memories of residents and workers from the area guide the listener through history. Childhood memories, bridge rides, manufactures and workers' struggles, intercultural relations, community organizing, conversions of old industrial buildings... Canal is a trip through time and space that is sure to make you see this famous navigational route in a whole new light.

In addition to COHDS’ new official website, we are pleased to announce the launch of a second website: Post/Industrial Montreal. It includes all past and current projects led by COHDS or its affiliates that are related to the post-industrial era in Montreal. You will find resources, information on many projects, as well as free downloadable audio walks and excerpts from interviews.

We have some great news to share with the COHDS community. A number of our student affiliates recently defended their MA and PhD theses on oral history. These include the following (all of these are/or will soon be available online via Concordia's Spectrum platform):

We are pleased to welcome you to this brand new website to launch the 2013-2014 academic year. It was put together through the hard work of several employees, interns and volunteers and we thank all those who participated in its design.



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