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Call to organise the EARLI SIG 12 Writing Conference in 2018
We are looking for a willing team, a wonderful location, and convenient facilities to host our EARLI SIG 12 Writing Conference in 2018! You can apply by sending a single page letter stating your intention to current co-ordinators Vincent Connelly (vconnelly@brookes.ac.uk) and Eva Lindgren (eva.lindgren@umu.se) until July 3rd 2016. Download here the call.

New SIG Writing coordinator
Eva Lindgren from the Department of Language Studies at Umeå University in Sweden is the new SIG Writing co-coordinator. Congratulations to Eva for her new position, which started at the SIG business meeting during the EARLI Conference in Limassol, last August. After four years of devoted work to SIG Writing, Rui A. Alves has stepped down. We are deeply thankful to Rui for his commitment to our group and hope that he will continue to strengthen SIG Writing and promote writing research further.

SIG Writing Co-ordinator 2015-2019: Call for Candidatures
The two SIG Writing co-ordinators serve for a period of four years and the term of Rui A. Alves position as co-ordinator will be complete at the EARLI Bi-annual conference in August 2015. Therefore, SIG Writing needs a new co-ordinator to serve with the remaining co-ordinator, Vince Connelly and the junior assistant co-ordinator Teresa Limpo. The post is an important one for the health and future of the SIG and involves working with colleagues across our group as well as liaising with the EARLI office in Leuven. Those who are interested in volunteering should send a letter of interest, a portrait picture, plus a short CV to current coordinators Vince Connelly (vconnelly@brookes.ac.uk) and Rui A. Alves (ralves@fpce.up.pt) by July 17th 2015. See the complete call here.

2015 Writing Word(s) Workshop (July 1-3, Poitiers)
The Writing Group of the Centre for Research on Cognition and Learning (CNRS & University of Poitiers) is pleased to welcome you to the 2015 Writing Word(s) Workshop (July 1-3, Université de Poitiers, France). During this workshop, the more recent studies and findings on word writing will be presented in sessions that will address current hot topics in research on word writing. Issues that will be addressed are the mental processes involved in writing words, learning to write words, writing words in different languages and the methodological aspects related to the study of word writing. The keynote address will be given by Pr. Brenda Rapp (Department of Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University) in a conference on "Writing words: Can neural data further our understanding of the underlying cognitive representations and processes?". Click here for more information.

SIG Writing turns 25!
The main event on the celebration of our 25th anniversary was the SIG Writing International Conference in Amsterdam 2014 (August 27-29). We are also preparing a mailing with celebrating materials that we’ll distribute through our members so to favor public awareness of writing research and of our special group activities. SIG Writing coordinators are open to any further suggestions to celebrate the SIG Writing 25 years old, particularly encouraged are local initiatives that promote membership to SIG Writing.

Call for Organizing SIG Writing 2016 International Conference
We are looking for a willing team, a wonderful location, and convenient facilities to host the SIG Writing 2016 International Conference! Download here the call and state your intention, until July 18, for hosting our most important event.

Dr. Joshi Travel Grants
We are happy to announce that four bright young scholars from our community have been awarded the Dr. Joshi Travel Grants in a very competitive application. We praise all applicants for raising the standards of scientific communication within our group and specifically congratulate this year Dr. Joshi’s grantees. Click here to know more about this prize.

New SIG Writing coordinator
Vincent Connelly, from Oxford-Brookes University (UK), is the new co-coordinator. We thank Barbara for her devoted work and congratulate Vince for his new position.

SIG Writing junior assistant coordinator
Teresa Limpo, from the University of Porto (Portugal), is the first junior assistant coordinator. Teresa will collaborate closely with the SIG’s coordinators and we congratulate her for the new job.

Send in your contact and publication references
All SIG Writing members are invited to send a link of their researchers’ webpages and up to three keywords of their writing research topics to ralves@fpce.up.pt. Keywords will be used to assemble groups and easy communication. Click here to send us your keywords. Also, if you wish, please add an APA reference of a recent publication of yours (2013 onwards) jointly with an abstract or a brief description of the work published or accepted for publication. Click here to send us the reference of a recent publication of yours.


July 2013

SIG Writing coordinator 2013-2017: Call for candidatures
This year at the EARLI conference in Munich, Barbara Arfé (Italy) ends her mandate as SIG Writing coordinator. In thanking Barbara for all of her devoted work to the writing research community, we invite candidatures for the open position. The prospective new coordinator will team up with Rui A. Alves (Portugal) in the coordination of our SIG. Candidates are invited to send a short CV, a portrait picture, and a statement of interest to the current SIG Writing coordinators. Applications should be submitted via email until July 19.

SIG Writing junior assistant coordinator 2013-2017: Call for candidatures
With the increasing broadening of SIG Writing activities and the pivotal role that doctoral students play in our community it became evident that SIG Writing needs a junior assistant coordinator. Prospective candidates are JURE members of any nationality, with an active research interest in writing, and at least 2 years of doctoral studies. The role of junior assistant will imply an active participation in the SIG main activities and initiatives (e.g., newsletters, SIG meetings, management of the SIG website, and promotion of communication among members) and a tight collaboration with the SIG’s coordinators. Candidates are invited to send a short CV, a portrait picture, and a statement of interest to the current SIG Writing coordinators. Applications should be submitted via email until July 19.

 

 
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