Keynote address at Canada 3.0 Forum mentions the Life Stories project and the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling

Dr. Chad Gaffield gave the keynote address "Canada as a Digital Nation in the 21st century: The Innovative Contributions of the Social Sciences and Humanities." In it, he mentions the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling as well as the Life Stories Montreal project. Dowload and read a copy of his keynote address from our publications section.

Life Stories aired on Radio Canada

Friday June 12 at 8pm, Radio Canada 95.1 FM aired a report about the Life Stories Montreal project, produced by Myriam Berthelet. The report featured excerpts of interviews with Marie Josée Gicali, Frantz Voltaire, Liselotte Ivry and Geneviève Channaret Srey. The broadcast can be heard here

Teaching award for St. George High School's “Life in the Open Prison" project

Megan Webster and her students at St. George’s High School have been awarded the 2009 Martha Ross Teaching Award by the Oral History Association (USA) for their project “Life in the Open Prison” produced in collaboration with the larger Life Stories project. The students produced a film based on the life story interviews of two survivors of the Cambodian genocide. Their project, according to the prize committee, "is exemplary in integrating life stories in a secondary classroom setting.”

New photos in gallery

View new photos from the Untold Histories project now featured in the image gallery.

International Day for Life Stories featured in Hour magazine

Story time
Justin Bromberg

A team of professors, community researchers and volunteers housed at Concordia University, known collectively as the Montreal Life Stories project, is currently engaged in interviewing and archiving the life stories of 500 Montrealers displaced by large-scale violence in Rwanda, Haiti, Cambodia and the Holocaust.

Journal of Canadian Studies: Sharing Authority

Concordia University's Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
( ) is pleased to announce the publication
of a special edition of the Journal of Canadian Studies entitled: Sharing
Authority: Community-University Collaboration in Oral History, Digital
Storytelling, and Engaged Scholarship. This edition - volume 43, issue 1,
Winter 2009 - may be purchased by contacting the University of Toronto
Press, Journals Division, directly ( ) and will
soon be available online via Project Muse. The table of contents follows.

Remembering War, Genocide and other Human Rights Violations:

Oral History, New Media and the Arts

November 5-8, 2009
The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
& the Montreal Life Stories Project
Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Proposals Due: Monday April 13, 2009

Occasional Paper Published on Youth Media Workshop

An occasional paper, written by Gracia Jalea, has been published reflecting on the successes and challenges of the Mapping Memories: Youth Media Workshop

This paper is a case study describing and reflecting on the experiences shared in the Mapping Memories: Youth Media Workshop that took place from September to November 2008 at the Maison des jeunes Côte-des-Neiges. The study includes a descriptive account of the project and critically evaluates the successes and challenges faced by both the facilitators and the group, during this eight-week period.

Sephardic Life Stories Gathered

By Elias Levy, Journalist (Canadian Jewish News)
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sephardic memory will take an important place in the « Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by Genocide, War and Other Human Rights Violations » research project.

This large-scale project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Concordia University, in partnership with the Communauté sépharade unifiée du Québec, the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre and JIAS Montreal – Jewish Immigrant Aid Services.

Syndicate content