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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.

June 25-26, 2018, Glasgow, Scotland

This is an open invitation to COHDS affiliates to participate in the 2018 COHDS-Scottish Oral History Centre Summer Institute at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. 

COHDS is looking for three affiliated graduate students to form the organising committee for the 2018 Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral, Digital, and Public History.

Thursday, October 26, from 12 to 2pm

In this workshop participants learn strategies for recording audio during oral history interviews. We'll look at different microphones and what situations to use them, placement and wiring, setting levels and monitoring, and listening for and eliminating room noise. We will also cover techniques for improving common audio problems using the suite of postproduction tools available at COHDS lab.

PLEASE NOTE that due to high demand, priority will be given to COHDS affiliates. Affiliates, if you are unable to register, please contact us.

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Wednesday, October 18, from 2 to 4pm

Speaker: Catherine Charlebois, Muséologue, Centre d'histoire de Montréal

Where: Centre d'histoire de Montréal, 335 Place d'Youville, Montréal

Vous aimeriez apprendre comment le témoignage peut s'intégrer à un environnement muséal? Cette visite est pour vous! Catherine Charlebois, Muséologue au Centre d'histoire de Montréal, vous offre une visite exclusive de l'exposition temporaire en cours, Explosion 67 - Terre des Jeunes, du point de vue de l'histoire orale. Pour cette exposition, le CHM a récolté 47 témoignages sur une période de six mois. Comment éditer ces 76 heures d'entrevues pour les rendre accessibles au public? Comment les intégrer à un espace muséal avec des objets, des archives audiovidéo et photo, et les technologies actuelles? Catherine vous parlera de sa vision, des bénéfices de l'histoire orale au musée, et des défis rencontrés par l'équipe au cours du projet.

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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.



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