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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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The Open University’s project period ends

On 30 September 2021, The Open University’s funded period on the project READ-IT comes to an end. While the project team Dr. Shafquat Towheed (UK Lead), Dr. Alessio Antonini, Dr. Francesca Benatti, and Dr. Maya Parmar move to new projects, the project resources remain free and available for public use. The website will also remain…

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Conference news: “Death and Transmediations: Manuscripts in the Age of Hypertext”

The paper “Death and Transmediations: Manuscripts in the Age of Hypertext” has been accepted, and will be presented at the upcoming ACM HyperText conference (30 August – 2 September 2021). The paper provides a comprehensive analysis of and a discussion on their “death and transmediation” in the era of digital and web authoring. The paper…

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New reading questions on the Contribution Portal

The OU READ-IT team are pleased to present their new reading questions on the project Contribution Portal. The ten new postcard questions are available in Czech, English, German, French, Italian, and Dutch. Take a look, and see which question you get! The READ-IT team are interested in all types of reading experiences, habits and memories,…

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International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature Conference (23-26.05.2021)

The Open University READ-IT colleagues Dr. Francesca Benatti and Dr. Alessio Antonini will attend the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature Conference, 23-26 June 2021. They will present the paper “Into the Macroscope: Systematic integration of micro- and macro-scale study of digital reading”, as part of panel E-Reading: Reading and researching with digital…

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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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The Library Circulation Histories Workshop (19-30.04.2021)

UK Project Lead Dr. Shafquat Towheed, with OU colleague Dr. Edmund King, are offering a talk entitled ‘From RED to READ-IT’ at ‘The Library Circulation Histories Workshop’, on 20 April 2021. This event takes place as an online asynchronous event, with recorded presentations and a live forum discussion, from 19-30 April. Details of the event…

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READ-IT Dutch chatbot launched (10.03.2021)

The READ-IT project team are delighted to announce the launch of the Dutch version of our chatbot. The chatbot asks you a series of five different prompt questions, to encourage you to share your thoughts and responses about your reading habits, tastes and preferences. It is available via a web browser, as well as the…

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Imagine! The Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics (22-28.03.21)

The OU READ-IT team are pleased to be joining Imagine! The Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics again this year, on 23rd March, 5pm, for a talk and interactive workshop entitled ‘Reading in the Pandemic’. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything. Confined to our homes, we have turned to books and reading for reassurance, contemplation…

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READ-IT Italian chatbot launched (16.02.2021)

The READ-IT project team are delighted to announce the launch of the Italian version of our chatbot. The chatbot asks you a series of five different prompt questions, to encourage you to share your thoughts and responses about your reading habits, tastes and preferences. It is available via a web browser, as well as the…

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