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Wednesday, October 12, from 4:00 to 6:00PM

Since 2016 marks the centenary of Irish Independence and the 20th anniversary of the closing of the last Magdalene Laundry in Ireland, a series of events are organized all over the world by artists and academics under the 1916: Home: 2016 Memory Event, October 7-31.

As part of this series, Audrey Rousseau and Isobel Plowright will present their research-creation work on the Magdalene Laundries at COHDS. Following the screening of Audrey’s documentary film and exploring Isobel’s installation, both presenters will briefly reflect on their work, before engaging in a discussion with the public.

Click here to register to this workshop.

Join us on Thursday, October 6, for a “5 à 7” celebrating five books published by our affiliates in the last year! There will be wine, cheese and a draw for books. Copies will also be available for purchase (cash only). With Gavin Foster, Patrick Leroux, Stéphane Martelly, Doug Miller and Ronald Rudin. Welcome to all!

Thursday, September 29, from 5:00 to 7:00PM

In their annual reports, a number of affiliates expressed the need for more occasions to meet and get to know each other. This event will bring together affiliates to explore common research interests, methodologies and themes. Newcomers to COHDS are welcome to take this occasion to meet other members of the community. This event might lead to the creation of affinity groups among affiliates.

This event will be hosted by Wendy Allen and Lisa Ndejuru, core members of COHDS.

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Next week's workshop, "Urban Enchantments: The City as Collaborator", will take place on Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00PM.

Dr. Cynthia Hammond will discuss her combined practice as an artist, historian of the built environment, and community-engaged curator, through which she creates public events and art projects that directly connect residents with urban history and debates surrounding current development.

Click here to register.

COHDS Annual General Assembly will take place this Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in our sunroom. Lunch will be served. The event will begin with a talk by Leila Qashu, based on her dissertation, “Towards an Understanding of Justice, Belief and Women's Rights: Ateetee, an Arsi Oromo women's musical dispute resolution process in Ethiopia." Leila Qashu is a Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow, who has recently joined us at COHDS. Click here to register to the event.

COHDS has recently learned that it will be hosting the annual conference of the Oral History Association in 2018. From October 10-14, the OHA will be bringing its hundreds of delegates outside the United States for the second time in its history. With support from Concordia University, this will be an opportunity to welcome the global oral history community to Montreal and to showcase research based at COHDS through a variety of oral history infused art installations, displays, performances, excursions, and walks during the conference.

Our first workshop of the fall semester, "Introduction to Oral History and Interviewing", will take place next week on Wednesday, September 14. The same workshop will be given in French on Friday, September 16.

Click here to register to the English workshop (September 14).

Click here to register to the French workshop (September 16).

After a much deserved break, COHDS will reopen this Tuesday, September 6.

Our fall programme of events starts mid-September, with two workshops on Oral History and Interviewing (English and French) and our Annual General Assembly, preceded by a conference by Leila Qashu, a new postdoctoral researcher at COHDS. A few new events have been added to the programme. View the full programme of events on the calendar!

COHDS is pleased to announce the release of its fall 2016 programme of events. Click here to download the full programme of events.

Le Centre d'histoire de Montréal lance le site Mémoires des Montréalais. Un site entièrement consacré à l'histoire de Montréal et de ses habitants composé d'articles, de dossiers, de photographies et de vidéos, de témoignages de Montréalais qui sera enrichi de mois en mois, en route vers 2017 et les années subséquentes.



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