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History of Books and Reading

Publication news: Reading Russia. A History of Reading in Modern Russia

READ-IT Associate Partner Prof. Damiano Rebecchini (Universita Degli Studi di Milano), with Associate Prof. Raffaella Vassena, is pleased to announce the publication of his latest edited volume Reading Russia. A History of Reading in Modern Russia. Scholars of Russian culture have always paid close attention to texts and their authors, but they have often forgotten…

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Gender and Otherness in the Humanities symposium (20-21.05.2021)

On 20-21 May 2021, the Gender and Otherness in the Humanities (GOTH) symposium will take place virtually. GOTH is a research centre based in the School of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University. The interdisciplinary conference includes panels on textiles, transnational theatre, and women’s writing and book history….

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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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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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READ-IT workshop at ‘The Reader in the Book’ conference, London 19-20.03.2020

Members of the READ-IT team from The Open University will be presenting the READ-IT project, running an annotation workshop, and encouraging public contribution via our QR enabled postcards as part of ‘The Reader in the Book: Books, Reading and Libraries in Fiction’ conference at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London, 19-20…

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READ-IT at the Frankfurter Buchmesse/ Frankfurt Book Fair

READ-IT project team members Dr. Corinna Norrick-Rühl (JGU Mainz) and Dr. George Ioannidis (IN2) will be presenting ‘READ-IT: Leseerfahrungen digital erfahrbar machen’ / ‘READ-IT: Reading experiences digitally experienceable’ at  the ‘Studium rund ums Buch’ stage, Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH, Braubachstraße 16, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland). The presentation will take place on Thursday 17th…

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READ-IT collaborative workshop (London, 3 July): ‘Reading the Classical Past’

READ-IT UK project team members Dr Shafquat Towheed, Dr Alessio Antonini, Dr Francesca Benatti and Dr Henry Stead will be working with Open University colleagues in Classical Studies and Digital Humanities to run a collaborative workshop, ‘Reading the Classical Past: A Collaborative Workshop’, at The Open University Future Learn office in London (1-11 Hawley Crescent,…

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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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READ-IT related seminar: ‘Everyday practices of print vs. digital reading’, 4.02.2019

READ-IT WP4 researcher and COST E-READ (Action 1404) member Dr Anezka Kuzmicova (Stockholm University) gave a seminar paper, ‘It depends: everyday practices of print vs. digital reading’ on 4 February 2019 (5.30pm) at the Institute of English Studies, University of London. READ-IT researcher Dr Francesca Benatti with her colleague Dr Edmund King are currently co-running…

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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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