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Annual SHARP conference ‘Moving Texts: From Discovery to Delivery’ (26-30.07.2021)

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) will meet virtually in Münster, Germany, from July 26 to 30, 2021. Over 400 delegates will be attending to discuss research in the field of book history, broadly understood. The theme of this year’s annual conference “Moving Texts: From Discovery to Delivery” has inspired…

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Publication news: Reading Russia. A History of Reading in Modern Russia

READ-IT Associate Partner Prof. Damiano Rebecchini (Universita Degli Studi di Milano), with Associate Prof. Raffaella Vassena, is pleased to announce the publication of his latest edited volume Reading Russia. A History of Reading in Modern Russia. Scholars of Russian culture have always paid close attention to texts and their authors, but they have often forgotten…

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Colloque Humanistica 2021: Association francophone des humanités numériques (10-12.05.2021)

The conference Colloque Humanistica 2021, in Rennes (France), took place on 10-12 May 2021. READ-IT team members François Vignale, Guillaume Le Noé-Bienvenu, and Guillaume Gravier presented a couple of articles.   One included: ‘ “Je pense que ça traite d’expérience de lecture, à voir …”: retour sur une expérience d’annotation collaborative’ (‘ “I think it’s about…

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International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature Conference (23-26.05.2021)

The Open University READ-IT colleagues Dr. Francesca Benatti and Dr. Alessio Antonini will attend the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature Conference, 23-26 June 2021. They will present the paper “Into the Macroscope: Systematic integration of micro- and macro-scale study of digital reading”, as part of panel E-Reading: Reading and researching with digital…

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Gender and Otherness in the Humanities symposium (20-21.05.2021)

On 20-21 May 2021, the Gender and Otherness in the Humanities (GOTH) symposium will take place virtually. GOTH is a research centre based in the School of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University. The interdisciplinary conference includes panels on textiles, transnational theatre, and women’s writing and book history….

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“Voisins”: Frontière, proximité et vivre-ensemble en Europe

Between the 31st of March and the 2nd of April, the online conference “Voisins”: Frontière, proximité et vivre-ensemble en Europe took place at Le Mans University. The conference, organised by READ-IT PL Brigitte Ouvry-Vial, gathered together scholars and early career researchers from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. All the…

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The Library Circulation Histories Workshop (19-30.04.2021)

UK Project Lead Dr. Shafquat Towheed, with OU colleague Dr. Edmund King, are offering a talk entitled ‘From RED to READ-IT’ at ‘The Library Circulation Histories Workshop’, on 20 April 2021. This event takes place as an online asynchronous event, with recorded presentations and a live forum discussion, from 19-30 April. Details of the event…

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Brigitte Ouvry-Vial attends a round-table on digital technology for cultural heritage

On 12 March 2021, Brigitte Ouvry-Vial presented READ-IT at a round table about Cultural Heritage ‘From one technology to another’, within the Digital Technology and Heritage- Challenges and Issues Conference, organized by the ANR (French National Research Agency) and the EU-Joint Programming Initiative for Cultural Heritage (https://evenement.anr.fr/numerique-patrimoine). Other participant projects included RESEED, KAMOULOX, EPIQUE, all…

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READ-IT Dutch chatbot launched (10.03.2021)

The READ-IT project team are delighted to announce the launch of the Dutch version of our chatbot. The chatbot asks you a series of five different prompt questions, to encourage you to share your thoughts and responses about your reading habits, tastes and preferences. It is available via a web browser, as well as the…

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Imagine! The Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics (22-28.03.21)

The OU READ-IT team are pleased to be joining Imagine! The Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics again this year, on 23rd March, 5pm, for a talk and interactive workshop entitled ‘Reading in the Pandemic’. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. Confined to our homes, we have turned to books and reading for reassurance, contemplation…

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