Dr. Steven High is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public History at Concordia. Steven co-directs Concordia’s groundbreaking Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.
He is also the principal researcher of the Montreal Life Stories project, which is interviewing Montrealers displaced by war, genocide and other human-rights violations. These stories are then integrated into animated film, online digital stories, radio programming, live performance, art and pedagogical resources.
Steven earned a PhD from the University of Ottawa. Since coming to Concordia in 2005, he has introduced a number of new courses in oral history. Steven is especially interested in how oral-history interviews relate to sudden transformative economic change, such as mill closings.
Through his research, Steven is building a state-of-the-art oral history research laboratory, the first of its kind in Canada, making Concordia the country’s foremost centre for oral and digital history. The lab provides a vibrant research space where technological and methodological experimentation and collaboration are encouraged and where students are involved and mentored.