Welcome to the Studio!
The CRC Studio provides humanities researchers with training, multimedia equipment, and software for the conduct, reporting, and dissemination of their research.
The CRC Studio uses and also develops digital media to conduct, organize, preserve, and communicate research in the humanities, very broadly defined, for researchers of all kinds in universities, schools, public and private institutions, and the wider community. To achieve this aim, we harness existing digital media and develop new software in order to create local and global research communities within and beyond the university, and we provide education, training, and professional development for students and researchers at all levels as well as members of the wider community.
The Studio's full title is the Canada Research Chair / Canada Foundation for Innovation Multimedia Humanities Computing Studio. It was founded in 2002 by Gary Kelly, Canada Research Chair in the Department of English, University of Alberta, with funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the province of Alberta, and the University of Alberta. The Studio's work is supported year by year with funds from the Canada Research Chair and by a team of programmers and designers. The Studio provides graduate and undergraduate research fellowships, as well as training and professional development internships. All research, design, and computing staff are expected to conduct research of their own, contributing to the research programs carried out in the Studio. The Studio supports professional development through funding Studio staff and researchers participation in special courses, in conferences and seminars, and through publication of various kinds.