Tag Archives: history of reading

Contribute to READ-IT at ‘Edinburgh: A City of Readers’ (20.11.2019), a free Book Week Scotland event

  Edinburgh is famous across the world for being a city of writers. Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Muriel Spark, Ian Rankin and J.K. Rowling to name just a few, all lived and wrote here. But Edinburgh is also a city of readers. Join Dr Shafquat Towheed and Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels from The Open […]

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.

New Publication (June 2019): ‘Modelling Changes in Diaries, Correspondence and Authors’ Libraries to support research on reading: the READ-IT approach’

READ-IT Project PI-5 Prof Guillaume Gravier (CNRS-IRISA, Rennes) and team members Dr Alessio Antonini (The Open University), Dr Francesca Benatti (The Open University) and Dr François Vignale (Le Mans Université) have co-authored a new peer-reviewed workshop article, “Modelling Changes in Diaries, Correspondence and Authors’ Libraries to support research on reading: the READ-IT approach”.  The workshop […]

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, […]

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 […]

New publication (May 2019): Reusing interviews and questionnaires from READ-IT UK members Towheed, Parmar & King

An important new article on questionnaires and interviews as sources of evidence in the history of reading, co-written by READ-IT UK PI, Dr Shafquat Towheed and his colleagues Dr Edmund King and Dr Maya Parmar (all at The Open University, UK) has just been published in the journal Participations (16.1, May 2019). You can read the […]

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: http://www.participations.org/Volume%2016/Issue%201/9.pdf

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]