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8th Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice

March 19, 2021 All day


Online, Free

Registration required. Register via Zoom by clicking here

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University offers students and emerging scholars an opportunity to present their work at any stage, to exchange ideas, and to connect with other researchers and creators.

The many spheres of reciprocal relationships that exist within oral history processes emerge as intimacies that are temporally, spatially, virtually, historically, and socially situated. With the chosen title of Distances and Intimacies, the Program Committee invited participants to map and explore the production of intimacy and distance in their research, and to engage with these two concepts from a range of different disciplinary, theoretical, methodological, and creative perspectives.


Friday March 19 2021 | Vendredi 19 mars 2021

9 :00 – 9 :10 Opening Words

Opening words will be offered by elder Vicky Boldo, Cultural Support Worker, Concordia University

9:10 – 9 :15 Welcome | Mot de bienvenue

9:15 – 10:30 (un)scripted terrains | terrains (non) scénarisés

Chaired by Cynthia Hammond

Veronica Mockler, M.A. Student, Individualized Program, Concordia/ Cohds

Unscripted Listening and Speaking

Tania Casaubon, BFA fine arts,  Concordia University/Exeko

Au fil d’histoires, an embroidered narrative cartography of Milton-Parc

Ying Lu, MA student, History, Queen’s University

Language Counts: Identity and Intimacy in Oral History Interview

10:30 – 10:45 Break | Pause

10:45 – 12:00 Legacies beyond the kitchen | Héritages extra-culinaires

Chaired by Luis Sotelo Castro

Cassandra Marsillo, MA in History, specialization in Public History, Carleton University

Recipes I Learned Over the Phone: Reflections

Keith Richard Clougherty, Post-graduate Researcher, Global Center for Advanced Studies

Corporeal Conversations: Oral History in Materialist Research

Sean Remz, MA student, Department of Religions (Judaic Studies), Concordia University

Food talk as a vector for sharing authority and conversational intimacy

12:00 – 1:00 Virtual Lunch | Dîner virtuel

1:00 – 2:00 Keynote | Conférence

Anja Novković, Master of Science (MSc), Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies, Concordia University

The PlaceDive Podcast: From Master’s thesis to mainstream storytelling

2:00 – 2:15 Award for Excellence in Oral History | Prix d’excellence en histoire orale

2:15 – 2:30  Break | Pause

2:30 – 3:45 Caring across | Soins tous azimuts

Chaired by Catherine Richardson

Lambert Muir, MA graduate, Religions and Cultures, Concordia University

Endangered Intimacy: A Study of Spiritual Care Providers in Montreal

Marie Braeuner, étudiante en maîtrise recherche-création, Communication, UQAM

Récit et représentations d’accouchement: une intimité indicible ou inaudible? d’accouchement: une intimité indicible ou inaudible?

Zeina Ismail-Allouche, PhD Student, Individualized Program, Concordia / COHDS

Co-presenters: Ibtissam El Assad, Jad Orphée Chami, Jen Cressey, kimura byol-nathalie lemoine, and Vicky Boldo.

Intimacy as a quest at time of confinement in “ineradicable voices; narratives towards rerooting”; An headphone verbatim oral history performance.

3:45 – 4:00 Closing words | Mot de la fin

Closing words will be offered by elder Vicky Boldo, Cultural Support Worker, Concordia University

Organising Committee

Wanessa Cardoso de Sousa, MA Student, Department of Art History, Concordia University.

Kelann Currie-Williams, MA Student, Individualized Program (INDI), Concordia University.

Emma Haraké, MA Art Education, COHDS Coordinator, Concordia University

Eleni Polychronakos, PhD student, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Concordia University.

Call for Proposals

Official Symposium Programming

Symposium Poster

Reflections from the Organising Committee on the 2021 Emerging Scholars Symposium


2021-03-19 8th Emerging Scholars Symposium: Award for Excellence in Oral History/Prix d’excellence en histoire orale.


March 19, 2021
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