What is CWRC?The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory is an online project designed to enable unprecedented avenues for studying the words that most move people in and about Canada.
Free CWRCshops in September
Two days of half-day workshops on getting started in the Collaboratory as either an individual scholar or a research team, and on contributing to the CWRC-hosted Orlando Project or Modernist Commons, are being held in conjunction with Digital Textuality / Canadian Contexts conference celebrating the launch of CWRC. You do […]Read More
British Women Writers Conference 2016
BWWC 2016 will be held in Athens, Georgia, on June 2-5 2016. It will be hosted by the University of Georgia campus. Speakers will focus on women’s writing from the 18th and 19th centuries. The topic of this year’s BWWC is “Making a Scene” — papers and panels will […]Read More
CWRC Beta Site Launch @ Congress 2016
The beta version of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory will launch at the Congress of the HSSFC at the University of Calgary from noon-1:30 on May 29th in STS (Science Theatre) 129. The launch over lunch will feature an overview of CWRC’s online research environment, followed by a demonstration of […]Read More
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HuViz (Humanities Visualizer) is a browser-based tool for linked data. Currently in development by the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory, it is designed to be both highly customizable and easy to use. Through the features of HuViz, users can discover connections by selecting class tags or dragging the nodes […]
The People and the Text is a 5-year research project that links Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars and students through the production of an online annotated bibliography of Indigenous texts from the beginning of Indigenous literacy in English or in English translation to 1992. The focus will be on […]
The “Living Archive” is a part of “Restacking the Shelves: Building Equity in the Canadian Literary Arts,” a long-term project aimed at building a multi-user “Living Archive” for management of emerging and archival material as well as collaboration between literary critics, students, and writers. The project builds on […]
The Digital Page is a digital edition of the writings of P.K. Page and of the visual art she created under her married name P.K. Irwin, employing an open source text-image tool, the Digital Page Reader, created especially for this project. P.K. Page’s career as a writer […]
The Cabaret Commons – A Digital Archive and Anecdotal Encyclopedia for Trans- Feminist and Queer Artists, Activists and Audiences This project is dedicated to the challenge of creating digital spaces that can house and encourage feminist, transgender and transsexual and queer cultural and affective archives. Following recent critical […]
The 1980s are remembered as a time of extraordinary activity in the feminist literary communities of Canada. This project focuses on the stories of Canadian women writers who came together in the early 1980s to work on a collaborative endeavor, such as founding a publishing house, a literary […]
This bibliography and textbase, produced by Margery Fee, Daniel Justice and Deanna Reder, is intended to help scholars, teachers, students, and Indigenous community members to find published works of literature, history, ethography, autobiography and the like by Indigenous authors. “Paper Speaking: Indigenous Publication in Northern North America from […]
This comprehensive and bilingual historical database, created by Angela Lonardo, Karen Lippold, and Suzanne Sexty of the Queen Elizabeth II Library of Memorial University of Newfoundland, is available for search and exploration at litawards.library.mun.ca. Literary Awards in Canada will also join CWRC as one of our donated data collections, providing […]
Winnifred Eaton Reeve, more famously known in the early 20th century by her pen name, Onoto Watanna, was the first Asian North American novelist. Works by Winnifred and her sister Edith Eaton have, since the late 1990s, become standard reading in courses on Asian American and Asian Canadian […]
“Canada and the Spanish Civil War: a Digital Research Environment” The Digital Research Environment is a long-term, multi-phase project that will provide integrated public access to the large amount of diverse Canadian cultural materials concerning the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). The conflict animated Canadian public discourse, and inspired nearly […]
CWRC is working with Implementing New Knowledge Environments and the University of Alberta Press to publish a collection of scholarly essays online, using an interactive reading environment called the Dynamic Table of Contexts.
Islandora‘s Discovery Garden is working with the Editing Modernism in Canada project to produce a Digital Humanities Sprout.
Workflow is related to several projects within CWRC. Stan Ruecker of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s School of Design is leading work on experimental interfaces for workflow management in conjunction with the Implementing the New Knowledge Environment (INKE) project. Eleni Stroulia of the Software Engineering Research Lab at […]
A collections management prototype that came out of the Mashing Texts project, Just in Time Research is a prototype of a system to streamline the exploration of digital resources.
Canadian Women Playwrights Online is a scholarly project that will address a widening void in theatre scholarship in Canada: the absence of scholarship attending to current work by contemporary women playwrights in Canada. As a demographic, women are actively engaged in Canadian theatre, yet they are significantly underrepresented […]
This project involves the clean-up and migration of data on Atlantic Canadian theatre currently contained in obsolete and now unsupported web pages and databases at the University of New Brunswick. The html pages and data (performance calendars, theatre playbills, Canadian theatre studies bibliographies, and a theatrical chronology) will […]
Chercheure principale : Lucie Hotte, Université d’Ottawa Ce projet de recherche, financé par la Chaire de recherche sur la francophonie canadienne (Université d’Ottawa) et le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada, comprend deux volets : 1) Évolution de la critique littéraire en Ontario français 2) Chantier […]
The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project explores the potential of using a digital research environment to recover Canadian contributions to the gay liberation movement. The LGLC project reconfigures Donald McLeod’s remarkable monograph, Lesbian and Gay Liberation In Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, 1964-1975, as a resource […]
“The City, Urban Cultures and Sustainable Literatures: Representations of the Anglo-Canadian Post-Metropolis” intends to provide an interdisciplinary articulation of representations of the city in contemporary Canadian literatures, arts, and cultures in English, and counts on the participation of renowned scholars from Canada, the UK and Spain. It is […]
Our lead project in this initiative is an edition of Wilfred Watson’s first play, Cockcrow and the Gulls, produced by the University of Alberta’s Studio Theatre in March 1962. Gordon Peacock directed the play; Norman Yates served as set designer. Watson began work on Cockcrow as early as 1949 and was […]
Our pilot project with the John M. Kelly Library at St. Michael’s is an edition of the letters Sheila and Wilfred wrote one another between 1956 and 1961; at that time, she was a graduate student in Toronto studying for her doctorate under the supervision of Marshall McLuhan while Wilfred, a […]
This archival project will examine how girlhoods were conceived in Australian, New Zealand and Canadian print cultures from their colonial infancy to the development of distinct national identities and literatures.
An archival project exploring mainstream anglophone and francophone Canadian magazines and their role in constructing the relationship between travel and the culture of aspiration.
The days of the “national narrative” are behind us, because Canada is too diverse and changing too rapidly for a single story to contain the complexity of women’s cultural production.
This new media research project studies and documents the historical, bibliographical and interpretive relationship between ads and literary materials in sample issues of Canadian modernist periodicals.
The CWRC project aims to deliver an online system that enables unprecedented avenues for studying Canada’s literary heritage.
This database will include biographical and bibliographical information on well over 1000 women who wrote in English in many genres before 1950.
Cette recherche va renouveler les perspectives par lesquelles on aborde l’histoire littéraire au féminin en mettant en valeur les principes de filiation et en étudiant les stratégies à l’aide desquelles les femmes qui écrivent cours de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle rendent leur pratique d’écriture acceptable.
Dans le contexte des travaux du CSÉC, l’équipe de La vie littéraire au Québec collabore à un projet pilote visant le partage des renseignements sur les trajectoires des femmes qui participent à la vie littéraire au Québec, du tournant du XXe siècle aux années 1930.
This research project seeks to document and analyze the current state of regional literature for children and young adults in Atlantic Canada, and to create an authoritative website devoted to contemporary Atlantic Canadian literature for children and teens.
Project Lead: Sheena Wilson This project aims to create a digital archive of material on Japanese Canadian history, with a specific focus on the representation of Second World War evacuation from the West Coast. Recovery work, and making that information easily accessible through publication on the digital commons, […]
Canadian Women Writing and Reading from 1950 is an open-access database illustrating the immense productivity of Canadian women writers within the rapidly changing culture of the mid twentieth century to the present day.
ORCA is the repository being built by the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory to foster collaboration among those studying writing in and about Canada and those who hold data collections. The ORCA and the CWRC community will provide access to a number of related and interlinked sets of digital […]
We are building on Drucker and Nowviskie’s Temporal Modeling project to create interactive timelines for humanities researchers. We hope to support visualizations of subjectivity and conflicting witnesses.
This research project is investigating how literary historical analysis can be radically extended by text mining and visualization, using the experimental Orlando Project as our test bed. The proposed research is at the crossroads of several fields, including literary criticism, textual history, digital text encoding, computer-assisted text analysis, […]
The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC) is developing an in-browser text markup editor (CWRCWriter) for use by collaborative scholarly editing projects. The development is being done by James Chartrand at Open Sky Solutions, under the direction of Susan Brown and Geoffrey Rockwell. CWRCWriter will have the following features: […]
This SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis project, dedicated to identifying strategies for maintaining the vitality of humanities scholarship and the cultural sector by means of electronic scholarly activity, including archiving, editing and dissemination, took place in the autumn of 2010. The final report is available here. The study engaged with the […]
TAPoR is a project that developed a text analysis portal that allows users to find, explore and use analytical tools online. TAPoR is currently being redesigned and TAPoR 2 will launch formally in 2012. TAPoR is for discovering research tools for studying texts. It will allow users to: […]
The CWRC collections and content management system (CCM) will be a combination of middleware with a Graphical User Interface that will comprise the main front end of CWRC.
First texts published in Francophone Alberta (in the province’s French-language newspapers) 1905-1960, year of the publication of Canada’s first novel published by an Alberta-born Francophone Project Leader: Pamela Sing
Project Leader: Susan Rudy Based on Susan Rudy and Erín Moure’s collaborative production of The Erín Moure Digital Archive as a Living Knowledge Site, the template will provide a ready means for the production of a hybrid all-in-one edition, catalogue, database, and intellectual network on and with a […]
Editing Modernism in Canada Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) supports collaboration, training, and renewed critical and digital engagement with Canadian modernisms. Funded by a SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Cluster grant, the project has expanded from tis roots at Dalhousie University to include researchers from UK, Belgium, France, the United […]
The Orlando Project is an ongoing collaborative experiment in the use of computers to engage in literary history. The project has produced the first full scholarly history of women’s writing in the British Isles – but this is history with a difference.
The Canadian Women’s Writing Project is an umbrella project bringing together diverse investigations of women’s writing in Canada.
Digital Textualities and Canadian Contexts (September 21-22, 2016) celebrates the launch of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory’s online research environment. Join us for stimulating program of papers on a wide range of topics related to the impact of technologies on the production and study of culture in Canada. Keynote: “Writing Telematics // Other […]
The beta version of The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC) website was launched on May 29th 2016 at the Congress of the HSSFC held at the University of Calgary. The “beta” label means that although the core functionality is in place, there will be further developments, debugging, and […]
Voyant is “a web-based text reading and analysis environment for digital texts,” designed to “make it easy for you to work” with texts or collections of texts in various formats, such as HTLM, XML, PDF, RTF or MS Word (Getting Started). This tool is ideal for those students, […]
Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf: Selected Papers from the Twenty-Second Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, edited by Ann Martin and Kathryn Holland is now out.
The Future of Archives and Archivists in Canada Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7.00 PM City of Ottawa Archives, Room 115, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa
MLA 2013 Association for Computers in the Humanities Panel