Radio Works! The Roma: From Then to Now

Tune into CKUT 90.3 FM tomorrow morning, this Friday November 4 at 7:29 AM to hear about "The Roma: From Then to Now," in an interview with Gerhard Baumgartner.

Gerhard Baumgartner is an Austrian historian specializing in minority questions and particularly, the Roma genocide of World War II.
He presented a talk on this subject, this past Monday, cosponsored by the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, Montreal Life Stories,
the Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, and the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.


Chantria Tram and Paul Tom lauch a project for Khmer Montrealer Youths

“Voices of the 1.5 Generation”
Reconciliation through oral history performance

Khmer-Canadian artists Chantria Tram and Paul Tom are leading 16-20 Khmer (Cambodian) youths into uncharted territory in an unprecedented artist in residency project sponsored by the Montreal Life Stories Project.

Life Stories featured in Canada's History Magazine

Montreal Life Stories is featured in an article, entitled Guided by Voices, in Canada's History Magazine, written by Mark Abley. See the pdf of the article here

Special Internship Opportunity: Database building

Montreal Life Stories is looking for two or three people to assist the team currently processing interviews in the Stories Matter database.

Description of the internship:
- Assist those in charge in creating the database.
- Listen carefully to the interviews in order to prepare biographies for the interviewees.
- Enter the video files into the database, divide the interviews into clips, enter clip and session summaries and key words in the appropriate places.
- Digitize documents and place them in the database.

"Mapping Memories" Book Launch featured in the Montreal Gazette!

On October 12, Liz Miller, Michele Luchs, and Gracia Jalea from the "Experiences of Refugee Youth" working group invited community partners, teachers, and researchers to join them for the launch of their "Mapping Memories" book.

Paul Tom's "May I Live in Peace" is selected by the International Short Film Festival of Berlin

In summer of 2010, we were glad to announce that Paul Tom, post-production coordinator and student member of the Cambodian working group, had brought home the prize for best animation film for his short "May I Live in Peace" at the student film and video festival portion of the World Film Festival.

It has now been selected by the International Short Film Festival of Berlin!


Yolande Cohen is awarded with the Légion d'Honneur!

Montreal Life Stories warmly congratulates co-researcher Yolande Cohen who was recently awarded with the French Légion d'Honneur!

Deeply involved in the Holocaust and Other Persecutions Against Jews working group, Yolande Cohen leads its "Sephardim" team.

Read this article in The Canadian Jewish News to learn more.


"Re-curating Testimony: Toward a New Pedagogy for Learning from the Past"

CEREV director and Montreal Life Stories co-researcher Erica Lehrer, and postdoctoral fellow Monica Patterson co-authored a short essay discussing experimental strategies for critical pedagogy using curatorial practice, titled “Re-curating Testimony: Toward a New Pedagogy for Learning from the Past,” in Anthropology News, the major US Anthropology disciplinary news source.

Call for Papers

Beyond Testimony and Trauma: Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence
March 22-25, 2012, Montréal, Québec, Canada

“We have a good deal to learn – as much about ourselves as about survivors – by reflecting on the different ways survivors’ accounts have been gathered, utilized, and interpreted.”
- Henry Greenspan, On Listening to Holocaust Survivors (2nd Edition), ix.

It Is Only Sound That Remains - New website!

In August of 2010, Shahrzad Arshadi was selected as the Montreal Life Stories Project 2010-2011 Artist in Residence for her project, "It Is Only Sound That Remains".

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