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Concordia University is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Oral History and the Rwandan Diaspora. Based at the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and the Geomedia Lab, the Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the development of the Living Archives of the Rwandan Diaspora, a public online platform and digital toolkit that will enable researchers, educators, and survivors themselves to access recorded life story interviews. 

Please note that COHDS will be closed for the holidays after December 8th. Good luck with the end of term, and enjoy your time off!

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Amandine Gay a reçu le prix du public pour son film "Ouvrir La voix" lors de la 20e édition des RIDM. Un honneur bien mérité pour une production et une réalisatrice exceptionnelle!

Friday, December 1st, from 5:30PM to 9:30PM

The COHDS Film Festival is proud to announce the official selection of its second edition. With five short films and one feature film, this one-night event brings together documentaries of all kinds. The films will be separated in two blocks, with a potluck during the intermission to celebrate the end of the semester. Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

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Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Concordia University

Concordia University in Montreal, Canada is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships valued at $47,500 per year for 16 months, in the following discipline:

Thursday, November 23, from 12PM to 2PM

With Piyusha Chatterjee

Sharing authority is a key tenet of oral history practice and one of the ways oral historians deal with it is through negotiating consent to record and use the interviews for research and to go public. What is this process of negotiation and how does different socio-political, economic and cultural contexts complicate this process? This workshop will be a reflection on the complexities of aligning institutional ethics requirements with personal ethics and ethics on the field. And it is likely that we will go back from this workshop with more questions on our minds than answers, for muddying the waters – when it comes to ethics – is one step closer to sharing authority.

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Tuesday, November 14, from 6 to 8pm

In this workshop participants will learn and discuss strategies for preparing and showcasing their oral history research for the Web. Together with Antonia Hernández, they will analyze common scenarios and will look at different solutions for organizing and optimizing digital content. They will also explore tools for mapping information and storytelling.

Job Offer: Coordinator and Community Facilitator

Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University

Two-year contract with possibility of renewal



Thursday, November 2, from 12 to 2pm

This practical workshop will present a variety of user-friendly mapping tools to researchers and communicators interested in exploring geographically-oriented media for their work. It will consist of a short lecture (30-45 min), followed by a more practical session for using the tools (45-60 min). Participants are encouraged to bring material that they would like to map (audio, video, text, images).

Get to know our Co-Directors, Cynthia Hammond and Kathleen Vaughan, through an interview conducted by Marieke Gruwel and Andy Murdoch at Concordia.



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