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Event news : Workshop for kids at Bookcity Milano (19.11.2021)

During Bookcity Milano, READ-IT associate partner Elisa Marazzi (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy) will be hosting a workshop for kids at the Biblioteca Valvassori Peroni in Milan. Children will have a chance to discover and play with paper games and illustrated broadsides from three centuries ago. Over the course of the workshop, children and…

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READ-IT at the Institute of Slavic studies at Sorbonne University

On the 21st of October 2021, team member Damiano Rebecchini (Università degli Studi di Milano) presented READ-IT and the book Reading Russia. A History of Reading in Modern Russia (D. Rebecchini, R. Vassena eds.) at the conference “Histoire de la littérature russe, XVIIIe-XXe siècles”. The conference was held online and at the Institut d’étude slaves at Sorbonne University.

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Event news: The Future and the Past of Reading (18.11.2021), Milano, Italy

READ-IT members will take part in a workshop, ‘The Future and the Past of Reading. New Research Methods for new Perspectives’ [Il futuro e il passato della lettura. Nuovi metodi d’indagine per nuove prospettive] at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, on Thursday 18 November 2021 (14.30-16.00 CET). Speakers at the event include Alessio…

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The Open University’s project period ends

On 30 September 2021, The Open University’s funded period on the project READ-IT comes to an end. While the project team Dr. Shafquat Towheed (UK Lead), Dr. Alessio Antonini, Dr. Francesca Benatti, and Dr. Maya Parmar move to new projects, the project resources remain free and available for public use. The website will also remain…

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Event news: Nantes Science Festival (France)

On the 9th and 10th October 2021, Brigitte Ouvry-Vial, François Vignale and Elena Prat (Le Mans University) will present READ-IT at the Nantes Science Festival (France). In the course of the event, the public will be invited to test the READ-IT annotation interface and to contribute to the project through short interviews, by filling in…

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Collaboration with “Prozhito: Center for the Study of Ego-Document”

The READ-IT team is pleased to announce a new cooperation with the “Prozhito: Center for the Study of Ego-Document” of the European University at St. Petersburg. Launched in 2014 as an independent project, Prozhito was initially devoted to creating a digital database of personal diaries in Russian from the late 18th century to nowadays. In 2019,…

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Conference news: “Reading Popular Culture Offline and Online”

READ-IT members Dr. Alessio Antonini, Dr.Francesca Benatti and Prof. Corinna Norrick-Rühl have co-written a paper titled “Reading Popular Culture Offline and Online: Outlining a Comparative Study of Reading Experiences Between Webcomics and Twenty-First Century Book Club Choices”. Benatti will present the paper at the upcoming conference of the European Association for Digital Humanities, at the…

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Conference news: “Death and Transmediations: Manuscripts in the Age of Hypertext”

The paper “Death and Transmediations: Manuscripts in the Age of Hypertext” has been accepted, and will be presented at the upcoming ACM HyperText conference (30 August – 2 September 2021). The paper provides a comprehensive analysis of and a discussion on their “death and transmediation” in the era of digital and web authoring. The paper…

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Publication news: “Reconnecting with the evolving journey of reading” (July 2021)

In “Reconnecting with the evolving journey of reading”, READ-IT project PI Prof Brigitte Ouvry-Vial (Le Mans University) and READ-IT team member Dr Alessio Antonini (The Open University) reflect on the novelty, innovation and lessons learned through the project. The article is published in the recently funded Cultural Practice Magazine, and provides an historical overview about…

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New reading questions on the Contribution Portal

The OU READ-IT team are pleased to present their new reading questions on the project Contribution Portal. The ten new postcard questions are available in Czech, English, German, French, Italian, and Dutch. Take a look, and see which question you get! The READ-IT team are interested in all types of reading experiences, habits and memories,…

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