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The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling's archive is looking for volunteers to help prepare for the upcoming move into the newly renovated archive. If you are interested in helping rehouse our DVDs and prepare articles for the move, please contact Sonia Dhaliwal, Archive Coordinator, at cohds.chorn.archives@gmail.com.

Jason Edward Lewis is a digital media artist, poet, and software designer.

Shira Avni is an animation filmmaker and associate professor of film animation and cinema at Concordia University. She has been creating animated shorts with the National Film Board of Canada since 1997.

COHDSCast seventh episode! Writer, painter and researcher, Stephane Martelly was born in Port-au-Prince. Stephane Martelly is currently an affiliate professor in research-creation at the Department of Theater at Concordia University.

COHDScast's sixth episode is with Emma Haraké, a visual artist and educator who also collaborates on curatorial projects and events. She holds a BFA from Lebanese University and is pursuing her graduate studies in Concordia University’s Art Education Department.

Luis C. Sotelo Castro is Canada Research Chair in Oral History Performance and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at Concordia University. Luis is a dual national Colombian/British artist-researcher. His practice is performance-based. He creates live environments of memory in collaboration with other artists and participants from specific communities and locations. He also explores how participatory oral history performance might facilitate listening.

Luis is currently working to establish a 'Performing Listening Lab' at COHDS, which aims at positioning listening as a subject of study in the context of oral history performance for social change. The lab will be launched in the Fall 2018 and will become a hub for research creation and for university-community collaborations bringing together theatre and performance studies, public and oral history, sound studies, listening research, and social innovation.

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There's an exciting semester ahead of us at COHDS this fall with our reopening and the upcoming launch of Dr Luis Sotelo Castro's Acts of Listening Laboratory. Given the renovations still under way, the Centre will remain closed for the month of September. We will reopen our doors on Wednesday, October 10 2018, in time for the Oral History Association (OHA) Conference!

During the month of October, the Centre will be reserved for OHA activities, but it will still be possible to book audiovisual equipment or meet members of our team. Please do not hesitate to contact us at cohds.chorn@concordia.ca to schedule an appointment with us.

COHDS' fall programming will mostly include OHA events, but we will still offer our yearly introductory workshops and some special events. Keep checking our website, as the official programme of events will be released soon!

Khadija Baker is a Montreal-based, multi-disciplinary artist of Kurdish-Syrian descent. Her installations investigate social and political themes centered on the uncertainty of home as it relates to persecution, identity, displacement, and memory. Khadija is also a PhD Candidate at Concordia University.

 

 

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COHDScast's third episode has been released! This week, listen to a conversation with affiliate Désirée Rochat, a community worker, educator, and PhD candidate in the Department of Education at McGill University. She tells us about the importance of community archives and how oral history has always been a part of her journey.

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A public talk given by Professor Laurajane Smith, who will investigate the utility of theorizations in political philosophy around diversity and redistribution for understanding the political power and consequences of heritage.

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