Oral history has gained widespread popularity over the passage of time. When it comes to Canada this form of history is regarded as one of the most authentic sources to collect the past events. The info provided by such historians is highly authentic and therefore it is used to get a complete picture of the past. There are different events held by different organizations in Canada to make sure that the best output provided to the history students. It also means that the relation between the history and its learners is fostered. History is that part of our lives which hold an important part in our lives. Canadian history organizations make sure that the bond is further strengthened.
The most important part is that as per Canadian Supreme Court ruling of 1997 the oral history is just as important as any other form of history which is currently being compiled. The ruling also states that importance should be given to oral history collection as it leads to authentication of past events.
1. Pier 21 oral history video event
This event is conducted by the Pier 21 website that holds a significant importance when it comes to oral history in Canada. In this event, the historians are invited and live interviews are conducted. The students and teachers form a large base of this event and join in from all parts of Canada. The best part is that the Canadian Oral history is first of all explained and then the proceedings of the event take place. The event also distributes the important historical event interview transcripts to the attendees. It is highly regarded as one of the most important events relating to oral history in Canada. Each year the event is organized and a different number of days is allocated to attract more and more historians from all parts of Canada.
2. Oral history and social mobilization
It is one of the best ways to make sure that the society of the different eras is explored. Oral history and social mobilization is organized by Concordia University and therefore it means a lot to the students that are learning history at the university. The best part is that the university also conducts the workshops which are related to the events. On the last day, a complete test is taken by the participants so that the organizers get to know the results. It is highly glorified event and therefore a must visit by all those looking for the authentic oral history of Canada. The days of the event are near as in 2018 it will be conducted on 13 February.
3. Introduction à l’histoire oral
This event is also conducted by Concordia University. So if you want to know more about the oral history of Canada but English is not your first language then this event is for you. Each and every topic is explained in French and therefore it means that French are invited. The historians also deliver lectures in French and the university also conducts the exam on the last day. It is thought to be one of the best French-based Canadian oral history events.