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The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling announces the third competition for the Award for Excellence in Oral History! This $500 award recognizes research excellence in the interdisciplinary field of Oral History. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 4th, 2016.

Past winners include Aude Maltais-Landry and Scott Macleod.

This workshop will take place on Thursday, February 11, from 12:00 to 2:00PM.

Celebrating the launch of the Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française's special issue on oral sources, this event will largely take part in French.

Alors que l'histoire orale occupe une place relativement marginale au sein de la discipline historienne, ses diverses formes de pratiques favorisent néanmoins les échanges avec diverses disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales, ce dont témoignent des travaux novateurs réalisés au cours des dernières années au Québec. En s'appuyant sur les discussions qui ont émergé lors d'une journée d'études à l'Université de Sherbrooke en avril 2015, et pour souligner le lancement du numéro spécial de la RhAf sur les sources orales, cette table ronde rassemble de jeunes chercheurs en histoire orale qui sont invités à partager leurs récits de pratique à l'aulne de la formation qu'ils et elles ont reçue. Comment forme-t-on la relève, d'une institution à une autre? Comment se pratique l'histoire orale au Québec, dans les murs de l'université et à l'extérieur du cadre académique?

La table ronde sera présidée par Ioana Radu, et commentée par Louise Bienvenue, directrice de la RhAf, et Denyse Baillargeon, professeure d’histoire à l’Université de Montréal. La discussion sera suivie d'une petite réception, et des copies du numéro spécial de la RhAf seront en vente.

This workshop will take place on Thursday, February 11, from 12:00 to 2:00PM.

Celebrating the launch of the Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française's special issue on oral sources, this event will largely take part in French.

As oral history holds a relatively marginal place within the field of history, its diverse forms of practice nonetheless favor interactions with various fields of human sciences and social sciences, as shown by multiple groundbreaking works produced throughout the last years in Quebec. Relying on the discussions that emerged from a day of study at the Université de Sherbrooke in April 2015, and to underline the launch of a special issue of the RhAf on oral sources, this round table unites young oral history researchers who are invited to share their practice, taking into account the training they received. How do we shape successors, from one institution to the other? How do we practice oral history in Quebec, within the University walls and outside the academic setting?

The round table will be facilitated by Ioana Radu, and commented by Louise Bienvenue, director at the RhAf, and Denyse Baillargeon, history professor at the Université de Montréal. A small gathering will follow the discussion, and copies of the RhAf’s special issue will be available for purshase.

Our next workshop will take place on January 29 2016 at 12pm. Don't miss it!

Aaron Goodman is a doctoral student in the PhD in Communication Studies program at Concordia University and a faculty member in the Journalism and Communication Studies department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, B.C.

In many photojournalism and documentary images of heroin users, photographers represent their subjects as exotic, as outcasts, and as dangerous to society. Aaron Goodman has been attempting to create images that represent heroin users in more balanced and human ways. In this workshop, Aaron will discuss a digital storytelling workshop that he facilitated and a photo documentary that he produced about long-term heroin users in Vancouver, B.C. taking part in North America’s first heroin-assisted treatment program.

Come meet Natasha Davis, an interdisciplinary theatre artist working at the intersection of performance art, theatre and visual arts with a special focus on exile, trauma and memory. Coming from London, she will be at COHDS next Tuesday, January 19 at 12:30pm, to talk about the Performing Migratory Identity.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre of Concordia University.

COHDS-affiliated faculty in Art Education (Kathleen Vaughan),Theatre (Ted Little), Art History (Cynthia Hammond) and Oral History (Steven High) once again based their classes in the working-class neighbourhood of Pointe Saint-Charles. Students have engaged with the neighbourhood's past and present, and with each other. Come out Saturday December 5th to see what they produced!

Ioana Radu successfully defended her Humanities PhD thesis entitled ...“Miyupimaatisiiun in Eeyou Istchee: Healing and Decolonization in Chisasibi” at COHDS.

COHDS is proud to announce that Dr. Stéphane Martelly has been awarded a two year post-doctoral fellowship from the FRQSC for her research creation project “Penser et créer depuis le lieu de ce silence. Élaborations de l’oeuvre absente et possible à partir des « histoires de vie » de Montréalais déplacés par la violence (Haïti-Québec).” Dr. Martelly is an award-winning author, poet, painter, and researcher who was a key member of the Haitian Working Group of the Montreal Life Stories project (2006-12).

The Canadian Historical Association has awarded Steven High's Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement (UBC Press, 2014) the Clio-Quebec Prize for best book published on the history of Quebec. The book tells the story of the Montreal Life Stories project. Congrats!

New special issue of the literary journal AMODERN edited by COHDS affiliates Jason Camlot and Christine Mitchell on “The Poetry Series,” explores the idea of “oral literature” as part of the Spoken Web project. Among the other contributors are COHDS affiliates and alumni Ashley Clarkson, Steven H

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