Digital Humanities Conference 2019, Utrecht

SP-17: History and Historiographies

The Living Archives Of Rwandan exiles And Genocide Survivors In Canada: A New Way To Explore, On A Digital Platform, The Lives of Survivors of Violence Stories

Marie Lavorel
Concordia University, Canada

Concordia University's Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling in Montreal, in collaboration with the Association of Parents and Friends of Victims of the Tutsi Genocide in Rwanda (Page-Rwanda), representing survivors of the 1994 genocide now living in Montreal, decided in 2016 to create a digital platform to share and explore 31 interviews (videos) with survivors.

This research and creation project (funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 2016-2019) in digital humanities is an opportunity to renew not only collaborative research in oral and digital history but also to develop new ways of using and transmitting video archives of life stories.

This "living archive" platform responds to a great need to develop new methods of accessing, sharing, visualizing, mapping, listening and analyzing the recorded stories of survivors of mass violence.

SP-06: Scholarly Communities, Communication, Pedagogy. July 2019

Annotating Audiovisual Content: Story of a Collaboration Between Montreal and Paris
Marie Lavorel, Michael Bourgatte

A team led by Michael Bourgatte within the Digital Humanities Department of the Institut Catholique de Paris has been considering the deployment of an open source annotation service that can be used by both research teachers and students. The result is the Celluloid technology tool, a collaborative video annotation platform.

Under the coordination of researcher Marie Lavorel at Concordia University in Montreal, a digital living archive platform dedicated to Rwandan genocide survivors living in Montreal is currently being developed with the objective of creating or adapting technological tools to navigate, annotate, visualize, map a corpus of video interviews that constitutes the unity of this platform.

In this context, Michael Bourgatte and Marie Lavorel, contacted to see the possibilities of adapting the Celluloid tool on the platform and to test the tool in different settings for use in both academic and community settings.

Oral History Association Annual Meeting 10-14 octobre 2019

Concordia University, Montréal

Marie Lavorel, The Living Archives of Rwandan Exiles and Genocide Survivors: New way to Explore Recorded Stories of 54 55 Survivors of Mass Violence, Concordia University, Concordia Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. Poster Session.