Category Archives: News

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’ […]

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 […]

Francios Vignale presents READ-IT

READ-IT Team Member François Vignale presented the project at Progedo, Nantes, on September 30 2020. The title of the workshop was : ‘Les enjeux de la réutilisation des jeux de données dans la recherche et l’enseignement’ (challenges of reusing datasets in education and research). This was closely followed by a presentation at Reseed, Paris, October […]

Reading and Identity Building

READ-IT PI, Professor Brigitte Ouvry-Vial, spoke at the 31ème FORUM PHILO LE MONDE LE MANS,  “L’identité, pour quoi faire ?”/ “Identity, for what?” during November 2019.

ResearchFlow: Understanding the Knowledge Flow between Academia and Industry

ABSTRACT: Understanding, monitoring, and predicting the flow of knowledge between academia and industry is of critical importance for a variety of stakeholders, including researchers, policymakers, institutional funding bodies, companies operating in the innovation space and others. To this purpose, we introduce ResearchFlow, an approach for quantifying the evolution of research topics across academia and industry. […]

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 […]

Full program announced for ERF 2020 Workshop

We are happy to announce the full program of the Workshop “Empowering robotics research and tech transfer via competitions” taking place on 5th March from 8:30 to 10:00 and 10:45 to 12:15 at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2020 in Málaga, Spain, Room 4. http://erf2020.eu Part 1 program includes presentations from different competitions around the […]

Join us at the European Robotics Forum this March!

We are very excited to invite you to join us at our workshop: Empowering Robotics Research and Tech Transfer via Competitions, taking place at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2020 in Málaga, Spain on Thursday 5 March. The workshop will be split into two parts: 8:30-10:00 and 10:45-12:15. The first part is organised by members […]

Klink-2 among the top-cited ISWC papers in the past 5 years

We are extremely pleased to see that our paper about Klink-2 [1] is included in the list generated by Google Scholar (link), which presents the most cited papers published in the past 5 years at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC). This is the main international forum for showcasing the latest academic and industrial results […]

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, […]