Read-it project

public engagement

‘Reading in the Pandemic’ recordings now available

The READ-IT team were pleased to host the event ‘Reading in the Pandemic’, on 18 November, for the Being Human Festival. We enjoyed a great turnout for the online event, which took the form of three distinct parts. The recordings for each part are now available to view on the SAS Youtube channel, simply click…

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Language toggle function now available on the Contribution Portal

The READ-IT team are continually exploring new ways to talk to readers across the world. It is with great pleasure that we introduce the language toggle function on our public Contribution Portal. Find our Portal here: https://read-it.in-two.com. You can contribute images, as well as text to it, about your reading experiences, memories, and habits, visiting the portal…

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READ-IT launches its friendly chatbot

Fancy having a chat about your reading in realtime? Now you can, with the project chatbot. Our friendly bot will ask you questions about your reading, interact with your answers, and suggest further reading and engagement opportunities. You can find the READ-IT chatbot on the Telegram platform: https://t.me/TellMeWhatUReadingbot If you’d like to download the Telegram app…

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READ-IT Consortium Meetings, 20-21.10.2020 (online)

The Open University were pleased to host the most recent consortium meeting on the 20-21 October 2020. On 20 October, we focussed on individual reports from all colleagues on different work packages, presentation and discussion around technical developments, annotation campaigns, and public engagement. On 21 October, we had an exciting research day, where members of the consortium and…

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Crowdsourcing Evidences

The READ-IT UK technical team have published an ontology for describing the READ-IT crowdsourcing of reading experiences on GitHub. This new ontology is used to describe the data collected through the READ-IT postcard campaigns, the upcoming READ-IT chatbot for telegram and manuscripts and other sources collected through the contribution platform. The use of the Crowdsourcing Evidences ontology…

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Dr Maya Parmar returns to the READ-IT project (04.05.2020)

Dr Maya Parmar (The Open University) has returned from maternity leave to resume her work supporting dissemination for public engagement and impact on the READ-IT project. She will be working part-time (1 day per week until 31.05.2020; 1.5 days per week from 01.06.2020). Dr Parmar has widespread experience of supporting public engagement in previous projects…

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New Italian social media champion, Camilla Antonioni joins the team (10.03.2020)

      The READ-IT team is delighted to announce that Camilla Antonioni (pictured above) has joined us as our new Italian social media champion, from March 2020. She will be tweeting and re-tweeting in Italian about the project and our public engagement events.   Camilla Antonioni writes: “I’m Camilla Antonioni, born in March 15th…

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READ-IT annotation and contribution workshop in Glasgow (11.12.2019)

Want to learn more about how to identify the evidences of reading in printed texts? Want to contribute your own thoughts and experiences of reading to our new European research project, READ-IT? If the answer is yes, or you are just curious to find out more, join us for this free READ-IT public engagement workshop…

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Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels joins the READ-IT team (1.09.2019-30.04.2020)

Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels (Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Open University) has now joined the READ-IT project team for 8 months, from 01.09.2019 to 30.04.2020. She is based at The Open University and is a member of the UK team led by Dr Shafquat Towheed.  She will be covering Dr Maya Parmar’s maternity leave. Dr Blackburn-Daniels has…

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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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