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The “Living Archives of the Rwandan Diaspora” project, a SSHRC funded partnership project between COHDS and Page-Rwanda, has transcribed 34 interviews with survivors of the 1994 Genocide of Rwandan Tutsis as well as those exiled in earlier waves of violence. These French-language transcripts now need to be translated into English. We are looking to hire 4-5 university students as translators for work to be undertaken during October, November and early December.

We are able to pay the wage rates established by Concordia’s Research Assistant’s union ($20-$24.50/hour) based on educational level. In your application, please state how many words you would approximately be able to translate in an hour (to help set the overall benchmark). Submit your CV and short cover letter to Steven High: steven.high@concordia.ca. Deadline for applications: Thursday October 12th. Translators must be based in Montreal.

Thursday October 12 from 11am to 3pm

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Leila Qashu has won the 2017 Distinguished Dissertation Award for Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

In anticipation of the Annual General Meeting which will be held on October 12th, we invite you to read or browse through our Annual Report.

This document will refresh your memory about COHDS' structure and services, highlight important events that have taken place in the past year, list affiliate projects and achievements, and speak to certain changes that COHDS is undergoing. We hope that this document - the outcome of a lot of time and effort - will give you a good overview of the activities of the Centre and of the community you belong to.

We look forward to another great year!

Thursday, September 28, from 6 to 8pm

If you missed our introductory workshop at the beginning of the semester, here is your chance! Introduction to oral history and interviewing will be offered this week in English by our affiliate Nadia Hausfather.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 3pm to 6pm

With Block by Block, from the Toronto Ward Museum. Be part of one of the three simultaeaous public block parties here in Montreal!

We are pleased to announce this fall's programme of events at COHDS! By popular demand, we are offering:

Friday, September 22nd, from 12 to 2pm

With Alexandra Cherry, Public Programs Coordinator at Pier 21

Would you like to learn more about how the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21's Oral History collection has helped define the Museum, their exhibits and programmes? Now's your chance!

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling is currently looking to hire a bilingual Digital Media and Lab Technician for the Fall semester.


Welcome back everybody! Our first workshop of the fall semester will take place on Thursday, September 7, from 12 to 2pm. We will present our usual introductory workshop, recommended to all new affiliates.

This workshop will provide you with some of the fundamentals in the interdisciplinary field of oral history. Participants will learn about the evolution of the field, its approach to interviewing, ethics in research, and the many ways that oral historians now go public with their research and recorded stories.

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