Queer Oral History

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

with Gabryelle Iaconetti and Liam Devitt   English   The workshop and discussion will offer reflections on methodological and ethical approaches to undertaking queer oral history in research. How does one conduct oral history interviews with queer narrators? What is particular about queer oral history? How has oral testimony been significant in the figuration of queer […]

Day 1 – 11th Emerging Scholars’ Symposium | Jour 1 – Onzième Symposium des chercheur.e.s émergent.e.s

(Français ci-bas) Every year, 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 title and main theme of this year’s symposium is “Enacting Social Change Through Storytelling” […]

Day 2 – 11th Emerging Scholars’ Symposium | Jour 2 – Onzième Symposium des chercheur.e.s émergent.e.s

(Français ci-bas) Every year, 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 title and main theme of this year’s symposium is “Enacting Social Change Through Storytelling” […]

Voices of the Immigrant Workers’ Centre

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

with Lauren Laframboise and Stefan Christoff  In 2007, Montreal-based garment manufacturer Lamour prepared to shutter its Canadian production activities, gradually laying off nearly 500 of its employees to circumvent labour legislation that would force the company to pay collective layoff benefits. Over 2007 and 2008, Lamour workers and community organizers at the Immigrant Workers Centre […]

Stories Beyond Borders: Mapping the Imaginative Spaces of Movement and Migration

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

with Stéphane Martelly, Maricia Fischer-Souan, and Kelly Norah Drukker English In this panel presentation and discussion, writers and scholars working within the disciplines of oral history, sociology, and creative writing share different approaches to “mapping” stories of movement and migration—from intimate ethnographies to those told within broader communities. What role does place play in the […]

Palates & Passages: Navigating the Intersection of Food and Oral Histories through Migration

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

with Cassandra Marsillo, Hannah Pinilla, and Amanda Whittaker English This panel discussion delves into the rich crossing of food history and oral history by exploring the connections between migration, the concept of home, and food narratives. Each of the panelists’ research focus on the storytelling found within the pages of cookbooks, identity and memory formation […]

Ethics in Research: How to Apply for Ethics Certification

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

with Zachary Corbeil, Eliot Perrin, Eleni Polychronakos, and Karl Ponthieux Stern English To obtain the informed consent of our research participants is both an ethical and institutional obligation for oral historians working at Canadian universities. This workshop seeks to demystify the process of applying for ethics certification. Four emerging scholars will reflect on their experiences […]

Gaming & Oral History

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

with Carl Therrien, Jonathan Lessard, and Dany Guay-Bélanger English Videogames are a fairly young medium. Emerging as a commercial good in the early 1960s, they have slowly made their way into the mainstream. What was once seen as toys for young boys has become so widespread that many of us have them in our living […]

Los Sabores de Hogar: The Transformation of Memory and Identity Through the Food Practices of Colombian Migrants in Montreal

Concordia University LB-1042 (COHDS) 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd O, Montreal

with Hannah Pinilla English This exhibit features the collaborative MA oral history research of Hannah Pinilla and her interview partners. Her research explores how the narrations, consumption, and preparation of ‘home foods’  facilitates interactive, diasporic ‘memory work’. In fall 2023, Hannah conducted two collaborative oral history interviews with nine Colombian migrants, both voluntary and forced, […]