Afsaneh Hojabri, the former Training Coordinator on behalf of the Life Stories project, has written an occasional paper reflecting on the project's major achievements and challenges related to training and ethics in oral history. To dowload a copy of this paper please refer to the publications section of this website.
It`s a pleasure to announce the publication of a new book by Josias Semujanga, ''Le génocide, sujet de fiction? Analyse des récits du massacre des Tutsis dans la littérature africaine.'' (Genocide, subject of fiction? An analysis of narratives about the Tutsi massacres in African litterature). This work is dedicated to the traces of memory of the Rwandan genocide in francophone African litterature. Through its symbolic nature, litterature finds the words to tell the radicality of genocide despite the unspeakable nature of the event.
On December 1, 2008 partisipants in the workshops organized by the Life Stories project's Refugee Youth Working Group were featured on CBC Radio 1 broadcast Radio Noon.
The Life Stories project and its partenrship with Citizenshift is featured in the Concordia University journal.
The next internships will start in June. Please visit our website in April to find out what positions are available.
For Immediate Release
The partnership between the Life Stories project and the National Film Board will be celebrated at a reception November 7, 2008 at Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, on the 10th floor of the Library Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve W., from 5:30-7:30 PM.
Life Stories Project and NFB Launch Digital Storytelling Partnership
Radio Canada International's second annual Migr@tions Online Film Festival and Competition has begun. The organizer is RCIviva, RCI's web-based service, and will feature 80 short documentaries and dramas, 40 each in English and French from more than 22 nations. The web event is the country's only online film festival that deals with issues involving immigration.
Radio Canada International`s The Link interviews Refugee Youth Working Group coordinator Liz Miller about the Life Stories project.
Thousands of survivors of genocide live in Montreal: among them, elderly Jews who lived through the Holocaust in Europe, Africans who escaped the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and Cambodians who fled the Khmer Rouge genocide of the late 1970s
Now, in an ambitious oral-history project, a Concordia University research team is starting to interview more than 500 of these survivors, as well as people who escaped deadly political violence in Haiti since the 1960s.