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Space/Place/Play | Espace/Lieu/Jeu: CWRC conference/colloque

27-29 Oct 2011, Toronto

SPACE/PLACE/PLAY: The second CWRC conference will take place 27-29 October at Ryerson University in Toronto. Keynote speakers: Dionne Brand, Lori St-Martin and Bethany Nowviskie.

Conference website:

There will be a mini-CWRCshop on the day of October 27th. Details are available here.

Project Launch (Sept. 29) and CWRCshop (Sept. 30-Oct. 1)

You’re invited to a formal launch of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory!

Please join us on Thursday, September the 29th at 3:30 at Alumni House on the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton for a celebration featuring writers Shawna Lemay and Aritha Van Herk. Reception to follow. Please RSVP to cwrc [at] ualberta [dot] ca.


Our Edmonton fall workshop will take place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

The workshop keynote on visualization will be given by Dr. Laura Mandell, associate director of the NINES project and incoming director of the Institute for the Digital Humanities and New Media at Texas A&M University. Streams will include project and policy development, prototype training and evaluation, and visualization. Travel subsidies are available particularly to emergent scholars, courtesy of SSHRC (see below).

Workshop details are here.

Accommodation information:

The following hotels have rates available to CWRCshop participants. Be sure to mention the CWRC workshop when making your booking (group rates Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2011).

Campus Tower Suite Hotel

11145 87 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 0Y1

Location: Campus Tower Suite Hotel is located in the heart of the University of Alberta, walking distance from Whyte Avenue, and minutes from downtown by LRT. This hotel is closest to the workshop location.

Rooms (single or double occupancy, excluding taxes) Superior Suite 1 Queen $133/night Premium Suite 1 Queen $149/night

Please use the following link to book rooms (rates available until August 29th):

Lister Centre

11604 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2N5

Location: Located on the West side of the U of A campus, the Lister Centre guest rooms are close to the workshop location. The guest rooms that can be booked for the conference are hotel-style rather than dormitory-style rooms.

Rooms (single or double occupancy, taxes not included): 1 Queen Size Bed $109/night 1 Queen Size Bed with double Sofa Bed $109/night 2 Double Beds $109/night

Please use this CWRC Workshop Reservation Form to book rooms (group rate available until August 29th).

Other room booking options (without the CWRC group rate):

The Varscona:

Room billeting may also be possible.

Travel Subsidies

CWRC has funds available to assist scholars wishing to attend the workshop in Edmonton at the University of Alberta, on Thursday, Sept 29th 3:30-5:30 (project launch and reception for those who can make it); Friday, Sept 30th, and Saturday, Oct. 1st.

Workshop topics will include an introduction to CWRC, research-related policy discussions, visualization, interface, text analysis tools, debate of editorial matters including authority lists and textual tagging, and an introduction to current platform functionality. Dr. Laura Mandell of Texas A&M University will be addressing us on the topic of visualization and helping to lead our thinking in the area.

Priority will be given to: emergent scholars, those participating in a CWRC project, and those with limited travel funds.

Please send a brief application for support, specifying:

1) that you are applying for support for the Edmonton workshop

2) your name, institutional position or background, institutional affiliation (or if none, then a brief account of your research area and interest in the CWRC project);

3) the project, research interest or activity that you expect participation in the workshop to advance;

4) an estimated budget of expenses, indicating the amount of your request. Group rates are available at Campus Towers ($133 and $150), and Lister Centre (residences, $109) from Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

Send this information to by August 19 for full consideration. Requests made after this date may still be considered if funds are available.

Thank you to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for funding in support of the workshop.