Research Resources

The Clearinghouse is developing a set of resources for researchers who focus on historical, linguistic, and empirical research of various kinds. At this time, we are delighted to feature the Dartmouth '66 Exhibit, as well as two calls for new research resources here.

Crowdsourcing WAC Scholarship and Research Opportunities

This spreadsheet is a collection of grants, awards, calls for proposals, and other opportunities relevant to WAC scholarship and research. This list is crowd-sourced and open for editing. Please contribute any opportunities you feel are relevant to the WAC community. Before entering an opportunity, however, please check that it is not already listed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Lindsey Harding (lharding@uga.edu) or Heather Falconer (heather.falconer@curry.edu).

Grant Abstracts

Here, you'll find WAC-related grant project descriptions (funded and unfunded; hosted by any disciplinary department). This collection of grant project descriptions will provide examples to help other scholars in the field identify potential funding sources for their own projects. In collecting and sharing this information, we also anticipate establishing an archive that will help show trends in WAC-related research funding. Project descriptions will be updated every three months starting in August 2021.

If you are interested in submitting a project description, please follow this link to the Grant Abstracts Submission Survey. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to project coordinators, Lindsey Harding (lharding@uga.edu) or Heather Falconer (heather.falconer@curry.edu).

Dartmouth '66 Seminar Exhibit

The “Anglo-American Seminar in the Teaching of English,” funded by the Carnegie Corporation, brought 49 American and British English educators to the Dartmouth campus for three weeks in late summer 1966 to discuss what the study and curriculum of English was and should be. This gathering, often called the “Dartmouth Seminar” or “Dartmouth Conference” in our literature, has been documented by historians of Composition (Harris, Kynard, Medway, et al., Trimbur) and is often thought of as an origin point for the field of Composition, as well as a lasting influence on K-12 education in the Anglophone world. This collection brings together primary and secondary materials on the Seminar, including correspondence of the organizers, reports on the Seminar, participant lists, interviews and notes from participants, and a bibliography of published work discussing the Seminar immediately and long afterward. Primary materials are shared from the Carnegie Corporation archives, with permission. This collection is designed to serve researchers in the fields of Composition and Education to teach and learn about this history in our fields. Although much has been published on the Dartmouth Seminar, this archive provides a collection of materials that may facilitate new interpretations and uses. 

Annette Vee
University of Pittsburgh
January 2021