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Brigitte Ouvry-Vial

“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 ( 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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Prof Brigitte Ouvry-Vial presents READ-IT in Montreal, Canada (17.10.2019)

READ-IT consortium lead and project PI Prof Brigitte Ouvry-Vial gave an invited lecture on researching European readers from the 18th to the 21st centuries and presented the READ-IT project at Conference Midi-EBSI, University of Montreal, Canada, on 17 October 2019.

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New Publication (July 2019): ‘Reading and Gaming’

READ-IT Consortium PI Prof Brigitte Ouvry-Vial, together with Chloé Aubry & Cora Krömer (all Le Mans University) have produced a new publication, “Reading and Gaming” in a special issue of the journal Publije (2019), Issue 1. This issue was inspired by the workshop “Gaming & reading: compare, contrast and complement” (ANR Reading in Europe, programme EnJeu[x]…

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New Publication (June 2019): Brigitte Ouvry-Vial, ‘LA CONCEPTION ÉDITORIALE DU LECTEUR EN FRANCE DES ANNÉES 1950 À LA FIN DES ANNÉES 1970’

READ-IT project PI Prof Brigitte Ouvry-Vial has a new peer-reviewed, open access articled published – ‘LA CONCEPTION ÉDITORIALE DU LECTEUR EN FRANCE DES ANNÉES 1950 À LA FIN DES ANNÉES 1970 :  en particulier dans les « discours d’escorte » de Jean Cayrol, Jean Paulhan et Gaëtan Picon’ – in Mémoires du livre/Studies in Book…

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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:

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