CRRAR Summer Institute on Argumentation

25 May - 06 June, 2009

“Current Issues in Argumentation Theory”

The Centre for Research on Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric (CRRAR) at the University of Windsor will be offering a Summer Institute on Argumentation (May 25 - June 3, 2009) and a graduate course, from May 25 - to June 6, 2009.

The Summer Institute will serve as an orientation to recent research in argumentation for post-doctoral students and interested faculty at universities and colleges.

 The graduate course is designed for students with an interest in argument analysis, the theory of argument and the theory of argument evaluation.  The course, “Current Issues in Argumentation Theory,” will include student attendance at the Argument Cultures conference (see below) and will be a full-credit graduate-level course and can be taken for either an Arts (Humanities) or Social Science credit.  We are pleased to announce the following instructors, who will share the teaching load equally:


Dr.  Jean Goodwin, Iowa State University, United States

Dr.  David Hitchcock, McMaster University, Canada

Dr.  Erik C. W. Krabbe, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands


Those wishing to register for the Summer Institute or the Course should make their intentions known to us as soon as possible.  The deadline for registration will be March 20, 2009

The Summer Institute on Argumentation will be held in conjunction with the Conference on Argument Cultures, June 3rd – 6th, 2009, sponsored by the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation. The conference’s website and call for papers can be viewed