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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.

The Winter 2013-2014 issue of Esquisses, a magazine published by the Ordre des architectes du Québec's, includes an article about audio walks. Author Gabrielle Anctil shares her experience of the Canal audio walk produced by COHDS and officially launched in June 2013. 

We are pleased to announce that Professor Ronald Rudin has been nominated as co-director of COHDS and will begin his term in January. Please also note that Professor Steven High has been reappointed for a second 3-year term. They will co-lead the Centre until 2016-2017.

« Les sources orales au Québec. Réflexions sur un matériau et ses méthodes pour la compréhension du passé ». Proposition de numéro spécial sous la direction de Catherine Foisy, Steve High et Jean-Philippe Warren. Date prévue de publication du numéro spécial: Printemps 2015.

SSHRC is challenging postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future prosperity. The Top 25 finalists will receive a $3,000 cash prize plus registration and accommodation at Congress 2014, national promotion of their pitch, a place in a specialised research communications workshop, and a chance to present at the Storytellers Showcase. Submissions accepted until January 15, 2014.

Produced as part of the Montreal Life Stories CURA and shot in Cambodia in the Summer of 2010, Un pays de silences from affiliated filmmaker Paul Tom was selected by the prestigious Festival international du court métrage à Clermont-Ferrand. It is the only film from Quebec and it was selected with 72 other films over a total of 6,500 submitted. 

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, "'To Those Who Lost Their Lives': Reading a Labour Landmark in Sydney, Nova Scotia," was recently published in Labour / Le travail. You can find it here in PDF. Congratulations Lachlan!

Affiliated Researcher Sharon Gubbay Helfer is looking for interns willing to participate in her oral history research project. This internship will create a multi-media database by processing video-recorded interviews using the Stories Matter software. 



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