Read-it project

Brigitte Ouvry-Vial

Event news: The Future and the Past of Reading (18.11.2021), Milano, Italy

READ-IT members will take part in a workshop, ‘The Future and the Past of Reading. New Research Methods for new Perspectives’ [Il futuro e il passato della lettura. Nuovi metodi d’indagine per nuove prospettive] at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, on Thursday 18 November 2021 (14.30-16.00 CET). Speakers at the event include Alessio…

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Event news: Nantes Science Festival (France)

On the 9th and 10th October 2021, Brigitte Ouvry-Vial, François Vignale and Elena Prat (Le Mans University) will present READ-IT at the Nantes Science Festival (France). In the course of the event, the public will be invited to test the READ-IT annotation interface and to contribute to the project through short interviews, by filling in…

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Publication news: “Reconnecting with the evolving journey of reading” (July 2021)

In “Reconnecting with the evolving journey of reading”, READ-IT project PI Prof Brigitte Ouvry-Vial (Le Mans University) and READ-IT team member Dr Alessio Antonini (The Open University) reflect on the novelty, innovation and lessons learned through the project. The article is published in the recently funded Cultural Practice Magazine, and provides an historical overview about…

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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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“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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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 French chatbot launched (05.02.2021); Le Mans conference (31.03-02.04.2021)

The READ-IT project team are delighted to announce the launch of the French version of our chatbot, ahead of the “Voisins” conference at Le Mans Université, 31 March to 2 April 2021. The chatbot can be accessed via the web or through the Telegram app. Thanks in particular to Elena Prat (Le Mans, France) and…

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Cora Krömer dissertation defence 14.12.2020

We’re pleased to announce Cora Krömer’s dissertation defence, 14 December 2020, on reading testimonies on social networks. Here is her abstract: Digital technology is transforming the production, circulation and reception of written culture. These changes provide an opportunity to examine reading practices, whose decline is regularly deplored, and the pivotal moment in HSS–new objects, terrains…

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