Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Area(s) of Expertise

The Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre (MLC) is a collaborative research environment that uncovers the lasting legacy of the modern era’s art, literature, and culture, while forming interdisciplinary bonds among students, professors, and experts in a wide range of disciplines. Cutting-edge word and image processing technology, a collection of archived materials, and a vast digital image and research database with nearly 4,500 records support a team of researchers and professionals at the MLC under the supervision of Dr. Irene Gammel. Special events, symposiums and exhibitions hosted in our gallery space at 111 Gerrard St. East extend our work to our neighbours in Toronto, students and faculty members at Toronto’s universities, and scholars from across Canada. As a leading source of modernism news, research, and discussions online, our social media stories reach more than 800,000 global users every month.

What the facility does

Research on the literary and cultural production of the modern era, women’s heritage, Canadian heritage, and war

Research Services

Biographical, historical, and cultural research services, digital and material archiving and archived collections, image scanning and restoring services, transcription services, online outreach, exhibition space

Sectors of Application
  • Arts and cultural industries

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment in use

Description of function

Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre

MacBook Pro laptop computers (10)

Facilitate online research, writing, and the processing of historical materials

 

 iMac desktop computer

Power database development, storage, and access

 

Panasonic AG-AC160AP

AVCCAM

Create high quality video recordings for research outreach

 

Canon EOS 7D

Create high quality images of research materials, historical artifacts, and research outreach

Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre and the MLC Research and Innovation Zone

Mac Pro desktop computers (2)

Power database development, storage, and access, image archiving, and image and video processing

 

Thunderbolt Displays (10)

Facilitate database development and access, image and video archiving and processing, and research outreach

 

Epson Expression 10000XL scanners (2)

Facilitate scanning and archiving of historical materials

MLC Research and Innovation Zone

Glass Vitrines (4)

Hold and exhibit historical materials for research outreach

 

Smart Board

Facilitate interactive presentations, video conferencing, and research outreach

  • Canada Research Chairs Program
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • McCrae House (Guelph Museums)
  • Pavilion Gallery Museum (Assiniboine Park)

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URL

Honouring our history, heritage and heroines – Irene Gammel, Ryerson University

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABL_EAFxTLw

A Video Tour of the MLC

https://vimeo.com/25678671

Archival Book Preservation Techniques

https://vimeo.com/86577357

In Flanders Fields @ 100: A Student Symposium and Exhibition

http://mlc.ryerson.ca/exhibitions/in-flanders-fields-100-a-student-symposium-and-exhibition

Communication and Culture Graduate Students Support Each Other at the MLC

http://mlc.ryerson.ca/news/research-news/communication-and-culture-graduate-students-support-each-other-at-the-mlc

Retracing Mary Riter Hamilton's First World War: An MLC Symposium

http://mlc.ryerson.ca/news/research-news/retracing-mary-riter-hamiltons-first-world-war-an-mlc-symposium