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Mediation as Calibration: A Framework for Evaluating the Author/Reader Relation

The paper ‘Mediation as Calibration: A Framework for Evaluating the Author/Reader Relation’ tackles one the key findings of the modelling of the reading experience: the centrality of media in the author-reader interactions. The paper is the result of an intense collaboration between Alessio Antonini (READ-IT) and Sam Brooker (University of Richmond), and focuses on defining…

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On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2

READ-IT project members Alessio Antonini and Francesca Benatti, and Sally Blackburn-Daniels of the Holographic Lee project, in collaboration with the Holographic Vernon Lee project, have produced the paper ‘On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2’. Promoted by HOBAR events at Senate House, London, the paper bridges the perspective of scholarly editions and authorial technologies by…

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IRISA team wins 2nd place for the Entity linking in French in the HIPE challenge

READ-IT are excited to announce that the IRISA team (Rennes, France) participated in the HIPE (Identifying Historical People, Places and other Entities) challenge. HIPE is a named entity processing evaluation campaign on historical newspapers in French, German and English, organised in the context of the impresso project and run as a CLEF 2020 Evaluation Lab. The IRISA team were runners up in ‘Named Entity Recognition and Classification…

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Dr Berit Janssen and Mr Jelte van Boheemen join READ-IT (1.06.2020)

Dr Berit Janssen (pictured left) and Mr Jelte van Boheemen (pictured right), both based in the Digital Humanities Lab, Utrecht University, have joined the READ-IT team as developers, working under Netherlands PI for the project, José de Kruif. Berit and Jelte replace Alex Hebing, who is leaving for a new post elsewhere. We would like…

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Reading during the Pandemic? ‘Reading and Wellbeing’ blog launched (5.05.2020)

What have we been reading during the current COVID-19 pandemic? How has the quarantine changed the way we read? And how have books (and reading) become even more important to us at this time? READ-IT UK PI Dr Shafquat Towheed together with his Open University colleague Dr Edmund King have started a ‘Reading and Wellbeing’…

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Dr Maya Parmar returns to the READ-IT project (04.05.2020)

Dr Maya Parmar (The Open University) has returned from maternity leave to resume her work supporting dissemination for public engagement and impact on the READ-IT project. She will be working part-time (1 day per week until 31.05.2020; 1.5 days per week from 01.06.2020). Dr Parmar has widespread experience of supporting public engagement in previous projects…

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Francios Vignale presents READ-IT

READ-IT Team Member François Vignale presented the project at Progedo, Nantes, on September 30 2019. The title of the workshop was : ‘Les enjeux de la réutilisation des jeux de données dans la recherche et l’enseignement’ (challenges of reusing datasets in education and research). This was closely followed by a presentation at Reseed, Paris, October…

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New Italian social media champion, Camilla Antonioni joins the team (10.03.2020)

      The READ-IT team is delighted to announce that Camilla Antonioni (pictured above) has joined us as our new Italian social media champion, from March 2020. She will be tweeting and re-tweeting in Italian about the project and our public engagement events.   Camilla Antonioni writes: “I’m Camilla Antonioni, born in March 15th…

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Open University History of Books and Reading seminar series, ‘Reading and Wellbeing’ (January-May 2020)

READ-IT UK team lead Dr Shafquat Towheed and his Open University colleague Dr Edmund King are co-running the annual History of Books and Reading seminar series at the Institute of English Studies, London. The 2020 series is on the theme of ‘Reading and Wellbeing’ and brings together speakers from a range of disciplines, including history,…

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