Read-it project


READ-IT related seminar – ‘Digital Books, Digital Readers’, 28.01.2019

READ-IT researcher Dr Francesca Benatti with her colleague Dr Edmund King are co-running a seminar series on ‘Digital Books, Digital Readers’ in 2019. The first seminar is on 28 January 2019 (5.30pm) and the speaker is Dr Christopher Ohge (IES, University of London) who will be speaking on ‘Digital Marginalia’. The seminar series is run jointly…

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READ-IT technical team meet in Rennes, France, 19-20.12.2018

The second meeting of the READ-IT technical team took place on 19-20 December 2018 at CNRS-IRISA, Rennes, France, attended by Guillaume Gravier (CNRS-IRISA), François Vignale (Le Mans Université) and Alessio Antonini (The Open University). The meeting was an important milestone in the design of the READ-IT data model. First, we worked to harmonize the three…

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Press release: Open University researcher discusses READ-IT project and the ‘hidden history of reading’, 5.09.2018

The European READ-IT project was showcased in a press release for new research projects involving The Open University on 5 September 2018. Dr Shafquat Towheed (UK PI for READ-IT) explains how this exciting 3 year project brings together humanities and IT researchers from across Europe to help us to better under the ‘hidden history of…

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Breaking news: READ-IT Twitter account is now live!

The READ-IT project Twitter account is now live, with nearly 100 followers already – we are on Twitter as EUREADIT with the handle @eureadit. Please follow us, share your news, and retweet our news. You can find information about the project, a downloadable flyer, together with links to the project website and partners on our…

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READ-IT introduced to conference delegates at ‘The Book as Cure’ conference, Institute of English Studies, London, 14 September 2018

READ-IT flyers were distributed and the project was introduced to delegates at ‘The Book as Cure: Bibliotherapy and Literary Caregiving from the First World War to the Present’ conference, which took place at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London, on 14 September 2018. The conference was organised by four English and Creative Writing…

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READ-IT introduced to conference delegates at SHARP, 9-12 July 2018

Flyers for the READ-IT project were distributed at ‘From First to Last: Texts, Creators, Readers, Agents’, the annual conference of the Society for the History of Reading, Authorship and Publishing (SHARP) at the University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, Australia, 9-12 July 2018. READ-IT consortium members Dr Shafquat Towheed (UK PI, The Open University) and Dr…

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READ-IT presentation at the Institut Universitaire de France annual Conference, Strasbourg, May 28th-31st

Brigitte Ouvry-Vial will present READ-IT at the the Institut Universitaire de France annual Conference. Within the context of an intersectorial conference on “Transmission”, the purpose is to revisit the infamous formula coined by Marshall McLuhan in light of the 1960ies rise of audiovisual media threatening the so called Gutenberg Galaxy. While a 3 rd generation…

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