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Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling of Concordia University
Introduction to Oral History and Interviewing
January 14, 12:00-2:00 PM (in French)
January 15, 12:00-2:00 PM (in English)
This workshop will provide you with some of the fundamentals in the interdisciplinary field of oral history. Participants will learn about the evolution of the field, its approach to interviewing, ethics in research, and the many ways that oral historians now go public with their research and recorded stories. Sign up online!
Rethinking the Differences between Oral and Written Evidence
January 22, 12:00-2:00 PM (in English)
James P Howley’s The Beothucks has been an essential source for historians, archaeologists and novelists for a century, but most people have mined his book for traces of the eradicated indigenous people of Newfoundland without reflecting upon him as a historian. He compiled evidence from both the material culture and textual records, and from oral tradition he personally collected. This workshop will explore his treatment of evidence and breaks down the dichotomy between textual and oral evidence. Most of the documents Howley used, in fact, had their origins in oral sources. Sign up online!
Montreal British History Seminars
Now in its 19th year, the MBHS provides a forum for faculty and graduate students sharing a research interest in any phase of British History (very broadly defined!). Papers of about 45-50 minutes are followed by discussion and adjournment to less formal venues.
“Grandma’s Lost Her Teeth!”: Tracing the Origins of the Domestic Sit-Com in Britain,
Thursday, January 14, 4:00 PM, Thomson House 404
Talk delivered by Jen Purcell, associate professor of History, Saint Michael’s College, Vermont
History Thursdays of the Montreal History Group
with Mathieu Lapointe @ McGill University
Comprendre les campagnes de « moralité publique » dans leurs contextes : le cas de Montréal, 1940-1954
Thursday, January 29, 5:00 PM, Ferrier Building, room 230 (Beaverbrook)