1/O Stories - oral history on the radio - has moved to an afternoon time slot! You can now catch us every second Thursday at 2 PM.
Be sure to tune in thisThursday May 2 at 2PM to CKUT 90.3 FM or via internet at www.ckut.ca for a special program aboutCounter Memories: The Challenge of Restorative Justice Practices. Curator Jill Strauss and artists Mona Sharma and Khadija Baker will speak about their art exhibition, for which Baker created an installation and performance about the ongoing Syrian civil war and Sharma created an ongoing series of graphic drawings that examine various historical and cultural contexts where the definition of justice has been stretched. If you can't listen to it live, you'll be able to find the podcasts here.
2/ Faculty Affiliate Ted Little' s The Neighborhood Theatre (TNT) is being offered again in Fall 2013. The course is open to undergraduate or graduate students from any discipline. For more information about this unique course and project combiningcommunity-engaged arts, oral history, performance, and documentary media visit the COHDS “courses” section (under “Our Programming”) or click on the TNT link here to see some of the work from last year.
News From our student affiliates:
- Media Forgiveness, in East Africa and in Montreal: Hellen Mshilla and Susan Oketa are this term interns at COHDS, CEREV and MIGS from Gulu University. They will give a seminar about their ongoing projects on Friday May 3rd, 2013, from 12 to 2pm at CEREV.
It’s going to be a very interesting opportunity to learn about oral history in Canada, Uganda and Kenya.Hellen’s presentation will share her reflections, experiences with mass media as a journalist within the context of Uganda. Susan’s will showcase her website to start a discussion on the forgiveness in Northern Uganda. This session will be interactive sharing the possibility of peace through the local initiatives and find out if forgiveness does really exist.
-Kate Duffy is joining our team at COHDS for the coming year to work on a project exploring industrial ruins and ruination. How do Quebec’s ruins function as unofficial, ephemeral monuments to the past? She intends to develop a digital exhibition during her stay in Montreal. Kate previously resided in Philadelphia, where she worked for such cultural organizations as the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, and the Rosenbach Museum and Library. She holds a BA from Swarthmore College (2005) and an MA in History with a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Delaware. She blogs at www.wunderplatz.net
- Le rapport du projet "Le regard d'étudiants en formation des maitres" est sorti, et consultable sur Basecamp. C'est un projet du groupe de travail éducation du projet Histoires de Vie Montreal, dont l'idée a germé en 2008. Il s'agissait de proposer à des étudiants en formation pour devenir enseignants, de créer des activités pédagogiques basées sur des histoires de vie de violations des droits humains. Pour le consulter, cliquez ici.
- GPS-based tours to discover canal Lachine: 6 different GPS-based tours are now proposed to discover Canal Lachine's many secrets: its story, its building and people who lived and worked there. During that 30 minutes (walking or on boat) tour you'll hear their story, old pictures, video.For more info please visit their website at: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/qc/canallachine/activ/balados-podcasts.aspx