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Dr Henry Stead (The Open University) joins the READ-IT team (8.05.2019-30.04.2020)

Dr Henry Stead (Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Open University) has now joined the READ-IT project team for 12 months, from 8.05.2019 to 30.04.2020. He is based at The Open University and is a member of the UK team led by Dr Shafquat Towheed.  He will be covering Dr Maya Parmar’s maternity leave. Dr Stead is…

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New publication (May 2019): Reusing interviews and questionnaires from READ-IT UK members Towheed, Parmar & King

An important new article on questionnaires and interviews as sources of evidence in the history of reading, co-written by READ-IT UK PI, Dr Shafquat Towheed and his colleagues Dr Edmund King and Dr Maya Parmar (all at The Open University, UK) has just been published in the journal Participations (16.1, May 2019). You can read the…

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New publication (May 2019): ‘Reading seen as a Commons’ by READ-IT PI Brigitte Ouvry-Vial

An excellent article on ‘Reading as a Commons’ written by READ-IT consortium PI Prof Brigitte Ouvry-Vial has just been published in the journal Participations (16.1, May 2019). You can read the full article for free here: http://www.participations.org/Volume%2016/Issue%201/9.pdf

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READ-IT introduces our Italian social media champion, Irina Clavenna

We are delighted to announce that Irina Clavenna (Università degli Studi di Milano) has now joined the READ-IT team as our Italian social media champion. Irina will be tweeting about the project in Italian (and English) and her Twitter handle is @irinaclavenna Irina says: “I am a student at the State University of Milan, where I…

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READ-IT related Symposium: “Pleasures and Displeasures of Reading”, 25-28 July 2018

Chloé Aubry (Le Mans University) and Cora Krömer (Le Mans University and Saarland University) co-organized the symposium “Pleasures and Displeasures of Reading” at the 16th Conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL) on 25-28 July 2018 at University of Stavanger, Norway. Two other PhD students, Kristina Hauer (University…

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READ-IT keynote and presentations at ‘READING CULTURE AND LIBRARIES IN CHANGE’ conference, May 2019

Brigitte Ouvry-Vial and François Vignale will both attend and present at the ‘READING CULTURE AND LIBRARIES IN CHANGE’ conference, at the University of Turku, Finland, 22-23 May 2019.The conference is organised by the Consortium LibDat: Towards a More Advanced Loaning and Reading Culture and its Information Service, with the University of Turku. It seeks to address the…

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Have you seen our short ‘meet the READ-IT team’ films yet?

Have you seen any of our short introductory ‘meet the READ-IT team’ films yet? If not, why not take a look at our YouTube playlist, which features 18 short films from members of the READ-IT team, speaking in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Czech. In the first short film, READ-IT consortium Principal Investigator Dr…

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READ-IT at the Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics, Belfast, 25.03.2019

Interested in finding out about what books and reading mean for people during times of conflict? If you want to take part in a discussion based reading group activity, why not join us Monday 25 March at the Café on the Square, Customs House Square, 6-8 Ulster Street, Belfast BT1 3EW, from 6.00-7.30pm? READ-IT UK…

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Want to be a social media champion? READ-IT is still recruiting! (deadline 1.04.2019)

Are you based in Czechia, France, Germany, or the Netherlands? Are you interested in the history and practice of reading in Europe from c.1700 to the present, digital cultures, and digital tools for researching reading? Are you active on social media? Are you willing to offer c.15 minutes each day to support the exciting Reading…

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READ-IT related seminar: ‘#ireadeverywhere: Performing Readerliness Online’, 18.03.2019

Professor Bronwen Thomas (Bournemouth University) will be giving a seminar paper, ‘#ireadeverywhere: Performing Readerliness Online’ on 18 March 2019 (5.30pm) at the Institute of English Studies, University of London. Professor Thomas is an internationally recognised expert on screen reading and you can find out more about the research projects she has run,  including Reading on…

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