Category Archives: collaboration

First Alberta-Saskatchewan Research Collaboration Grant results announced

KIAS and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity (USask) are pleased to announce “Prairie Sexualities: Theories, Archives, Affects, Communities” as the recipient of our first Alberta-Saskatchewan Research Collaboration Grant. The project convenes a multidisciplinary faculty team from the Universities of Alberta and Saskatchewan championed by Drs. Susanne Luhmann and Marie Lovrod to focus on queer and sexuality studies on the prairies, though not exclusively about the prairies.

Central to this project are questions of place and practice: how do our respective complex and specific prairie locations shape our work? How do queer-positive scholarly initiatives fare in prairie contexts and what conditions shape queer lives in Indigenous, urban and rural communities? What is it like to grow up or grow old as LGBTQ+ here? How are public/personal archival records of queer lives impacted where rurality remains a salient feature of socio-political relations?

The goal of this project is to develop sustainable, long-term, and transdisciplinary research collaborations among experts in the field of queer and sexualities studies at our universities and across the prairies to support more regionalized local, national, international, and transnational research in this field.

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Opportunity for Digital Scholars Offered by CHCI, centerNet, and UWS – Apply by April 20, 2015 (UPDATED)

New Scholars Seminar in Digital Humanities

June 29-30th, 2015 at the University of Western Sydney

CHCI, centerNet and UWS are collaborating to organize a pre-conference seminar for new scholars interested in the digital humanities. They have arranged for support for up to 10 scholars from outside Australia and 5 scholars resident in Australia to help with the costs of transportation and accommodation to the seminar in Sydney. An additional 10 bursaries are available under a separate scheme for research students from the University of Western Sydney.

What is the New Scholars Seminar?

The NSS is a two-day unconference event on Monday and Tuesday, June 29th and 30th connected with public events on Building Communities and Networks in the Humanities. The events are for new scholars to meet and develop research collaborations in the digital humanities. The agenda for the unconference events will be set by the participants. The events are timed to take place before DH 2015 (dh2015.org) at the University of Western Sydney in Sydney, Australia.

Who would participate?
For the purposes of this seminar a “new scholar” is defined as someone who is either a graduate student or someone who has received their PhD within the last 5 years (or longer if a case is made for career interruption). Postdoctoral fellows and people in alternative academic positions are welcome to apply.

Participation will be by reviewed application and accommodation/travel support will be limited to 15 people, including 10 affiliated with CHCI and 5 participants from Australia.

How does one apply?

Applications are due by April 2oth. Applications include i) a Statement of Research that outlines your research interests in digital humanities; ii) a letter of support from a CHCI centre/institute director (not required for Australian / NZ applicants), including a statement specifying the matching funds the centre will offer to supplement the $1,250 combined CHCI and centerNet contributions toward the applicant’s trip; and iii) a short two-page CV. Applications should be sent to the Kule Institute for Advanced Study <kias@ualberta.ca> at the University of Alberta.

What sort of support will be provided?

CHCI and centerNet have negotiated a support package for participants, encouraging matching support from the applicant’s home institution.

  • CHCI will provide $750 USD in support for up to 10 participants outside Australia who are sponsored by CHCI institutes. centerNet will provide a further $250 USD in support for these participants.
  • CHCI will provide $250 USD in support for up to 5 participants resident in Australia. Preference will be given to those affiliated with a centre that is a member of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC).
  • Students from UWS should apply to the UWS bursary scheme, which will be internally advertised.
  • The sponsoring CHCI institutes are expected to provide matching support to the applicants if they are accepted.
  • Successful applicants will be provided with catering during the 2-day seminar.
  • Successful applicants will also be provided with a conference registration subsidy of $100 per new scholar (reducing the cost to $295 AUD, which includes full conference catering).

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Alberta is organizing this seminar on behalf of CHCI and centerNet. Rachel Hendery (Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, UWS) and Geoffrey Rockwell (Director, Kule Institute for Advanced Study, University of Alberta, Canada) will convene the New Scholars Seminar.

New Scholars Seminar Programme:

The programme for the seminar will be developed by the participants once accepted and coordinated by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study. The idea is to empower new scholars to develop their own research directions and collaborations. There will therefore be two phases:

  1. Before the on-site portion of the Seminar there will be an online component. Participants will share their Statements and negotiate what will happen during the seminar. We expect there will be clusters of research interests that emerge which can form the intellectual backbone of the Seminar. KIAS will coordinate an online conversation that will encourage leadership to emerge from within the group so that the actual structure of the on-site days will be primarily organized by the participants.
  2. The on-site portion of the Seminar will take place over two days before the DH2015 conference (29 and 30 June). The program will include short presentations by participants addressing issues identified in online discussion and unconference activities. Also included will be a panel of senior researchers from the DH community discussing careers in the digital humanities and an opportunity to talk with these researchers in small groups.

Alberta-Saskatchewan Research Collaboration Grants – Apply by April 15th, 2015!

Research Collaboration Opportunity

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity (ICCC) announce a joint research team building grant opportunity for teams at both the University of Alberta and the University of Saskatchewan. This opportunity is designed to encourage the formation of research teams spanning both universities.

Deadline April 15th, 2015
Value $10,000 ($5,000 at UofA and $5,000 at UofS) for a period of up to 18months.

Applications should include:

* Title and discussion of the research focus (150 word maximum)

* The names of the UofA PI and the UofS PI

* Names of team members at the two universities and a brief discussion of how their expertise advances the work of the team

* Discussion of research objectives, activities that will be undertaken, and outcomes (2 page maximum)

* Brief budget that is directly connected to research plans

Applications to be successful should:

* Include a team of full-time faculty at both the UofA and the UofS. The purpose of this opportunity is to encourage collaboration between researchers at our two universities.

* Include at least one face-to-face meeting at the UofA and/or the UofS

* Be for research of national or international significance. Be in an area of research in the Social Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts

Applications will be adjudicated by a Joint Research Committee and only one team will be supported per year. Applicants will be informed by the beginning of May.

Send applications to either:

Kule Institute for Advanced Study
Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity

New listserve for SSHRC Researchers at the University of Alberta

The Grant Assist Program, Social Sciences and Humanities, in the Office of the Vice-President (Research) is setting up a new listserve for continuing faculty at all campuses (Augustana, Extension, St-Jean and North). The sshrcUofA listserv is dedicated to providing an arena for discussions on any topic that concerns applications to, and research funded by or of relevance to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The list is unmoderated but is administered by the Senior Coordinator, Dr. Heather Young-Leslie.

The Grant Assist Program hopes to see collegial discussions regarding humanities and social sciences research, proposals, results and publications.

To subscribe:
http://www.mailman.srv.ualberta.ca/mailman/listinfo/sshrcuofa
To post a message to the list / community:
Address emails to: sshrcuofa [at] mailman.srv.ualberta.ca.

For more information please contact Heather Young-Leslie at: Heather.YoungLeslie [at] ualberta.ca
Office of the Vice-President (Research)
http://www.sshrc.ualberta.ca/

The Creation of iGiselle – Classical Ballet Meets Contemporary Video Games

Wondering how to save a ballerina from her tragic fate?

Find out on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the unveiling of the iGiselle project!

“Video games are making it possible to rewrite traditional narratives like never before.” Geoff McMaster (article on iGiselle)

iGiselle is an AI-driven ballet video game built by an interdisciplinary research team led by Nora Stovel (English and Film Studies) and Vadim Bulitko (Computing Science).

To attend sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-creation-of-igiselle-classical-ballet-meets-contemporary-video-games-registration-13365499569

The Creation of iGiselle – Classical Ballet Meets Contemporary Video Games
October 24, 2014 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Faculty Club, Papaschase Room

More on iGiselle:
http://www.igiselle.ca/iGiselle Colloquium poster (1)

SSHRC Stories and Successes – Nov 5!

Interested in learning more about the great social sciences, humanities and arts research happening at the University of Alberta?

The Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study invite you to a public event celebrating our SSHRC stories and successes!

SSHRC Stories
The first half of the event will be 3 presentations on the theme of Emerging Technologies: Competing Needs and Challenges:

Technologies of Nature: Surveillance at the Limits of the Human
Kevin Haggerty (Arts)
Stewarding Technology for Inclusive Innovation
Gordon Gow (Extension)
The Third Dimension: Immersive Virtual Environments in Educational Research and Practice
Patricia Boechler (Education)

Special guest:
SSHRC’s new Associate Vice-President – Future Challenges, Ursula Gobel

SSHRC Successes
The second half of this event will celebrate UAlberta’s 2014 SSHRC grant recipients through poster displays and the following invited 3 minute presentations:

Sadok Ghoul – Campus Saint-Jean
Andrew Leach – Alberta School of Business
Julie Rak – English and Film Studies
Sean Robertson – Faculty of Native Studies
Ali Shiri – School of Library and Information Studies
Evelyne Gagnon – Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Tsugumi (Mimi) Okabe – Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Reception and University of Alberta Press book display to follow!

RSVP Requested to help with catering requirements:
http://www.research.ualberta.ca/sshrc2014

Event Details

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
4:30-6:30 PM
Room 1- 430 CCISSSHRC Stories Successes poster