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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.

Click here to register.

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.

Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire.

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!



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