Read-it project

News

Twitter Takeover for Book City Milano 11-15.11.2020

We’re very excited that our Italian social media champion Camilla Antonioni is taking over the @eureadit Twitter account for @BOOKCITYMILANO 11-15 November 2020. Follow our Twitter account for updates! Meet Camilla here: https://readit-project.eu/2020/03/10/new-italian-social-media-champion-camilla-antonioni-joins-the-team-10-03-2020/, and follow her on Twitter through @camiantonioni

Read more

New French social media champion, Elena Prat, joins the team (28.10.2020)

The READ-IT team is delighted to announce that Elena Prat (pictured above) has joined us as our new French social media champion, from October 2020. She will be tweeting and re-tweeting in French about the project and our public engagement events. Elena writes: “I have a background in comparative literary studies and publishing and a…

Read more

The International Heritage Fair 2020 in Paris, France, 28-31.10.2020

Taking place in Paris this week (28-31 Oct) is the International Heritage Fair. The Fair gathers more than 350 French and foreign exhibitors, sharing a passion for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. More than 20,000 visitors join the event each year, and project funders Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI-CH)…

Read more

READ-IT Consortium Meetings, 20-21.10.2020 (online)

The Open University were pleased to host the most recent consortium meeting on the 20-21 October 2020. On 20 October, we focussed on individual reports from all colleagues on different work packages, presentation and discussion around technical developments, annotation campaigns, and public engagement. On 21 October, we had an exciting research day, where members of the consortium and…

Read more

‘Bookshelves in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic: an online conference’, 3-4.11.2020

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for The Open University History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) online conference, ‘Bookshelves in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic’, 3-4 November 2020, which is supported by The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). The conference will be held online via…

Read more

‘Reading in the Pandemic’, 18.11.2020 (5-6pm GMT, online event)

The READ-IT team are pleased to host the event Reading in the Pandemic (18 November, 5-6pm, online) for the Being Human Festival. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. Confined to our homes, many of us have turned to books and reading for reassurance, contemplation or escape. At this free, online and interactive event you will…

Read more

Crowdsourcing Evidences

The READ-IT UK technical team have published an ontology for describing the READ-IT crowdsourcing of reading experiences on GitHub. This new ontology is used to describe the data collected through the READ-IT postcard campaigns, the upcoming READ-IT chatbot for telegram and manuscripts and other sources collected through the contribution platform. The use of the Crowdsourcing Evidences ontology…

Read more

Release of the Experience & Observation

We’re pleased to announce the Release of the Experience & Observation (E&O). E&O is an ontology design pattern for describing the research case studies on experience. The E&O addresses the relations between sources of activities (e.g. reading) and the creation of observations of experience (i.e. sources of testimonies of experience), such as diaries, letters, marginalia…

Read more

OU researchers to contribute to international conference on interactive digital storytelling

The Open University researchers Alessio Antonini and Francesca Benatti have had a paper accepted to the 13th international conference on interactive digital storytelling, ICDIS 2020, taking place on the 3-5 November, in Bournemouth (UK). The paper is interested in webcomic experience, technology and lifecycle, and non-diegetic interactions occurring all around the production and experience of content….

Read more

Award for FASS authors at Hypertext 2020 conference

On 15th July 2020, a paper by Open University researchers Alessio Antonini, Francesca Benatti and Sally Blackburn-Daniels was awarded the Douglas Engelbart Best Paper Award at the 31stACM International Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’20), held virtually at the University of Central Florida. Their paper was entitled On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2and…

Read more