Life Stories Occasional Paper Published on Training and Ethics

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.

New Photos Added to Image Galleries

We have added more than 20 new images to our image gallery.

Publication of a new book by Josias Semujanga

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.

Life Stories Youth Work Featured on CBC Radio

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.

Life Stories covered in Concordia Journal

The Life Stories project and its partenrship with Citizenshift is featured in the Concordia University journal.

Now Accepting Applications for 2009 Internships

The next internships will start in June. Please visit our website in April to find out what positions are available.

Life Stories Project and NFB Launch Digital Storytelling Partnership

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

RCI's Migr@tions Online Film Festival and Competition begins

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.

A Voice for Witnesses of Horrors

Jeff Heinrich. The Gazette. Montreal, Que.: June 15, 2008. pg A2

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.

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