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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The long history of books as gifts

The Conversation article ‘The Long History of Books as Christmas Gifts’ by Dr Leah Henrickson (Digital Humanities, Loughborough University) includes references to the READ-IT project, and quotes from project lead Brigitte Ouvry-Vial. Read it here. 

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 […]

KMi Fest at The Open University

On the 14th of November 2019, the Knowledge Media Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary in the OU Library: a KMi Festival. Among the showcase of KMi cutting-edge research, Dr. Alessio Antonini presented READ-IT project and the progress made in the first year and half of activities in modelling the reading experience.

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.

Du patrimoine à la contribution

READ-IT Project Leader Dr. Brigitte Ouvry-Vial participated in a 1 Day workshop organized by the Ministry of Culture (France), the ANR (National Research Agency) and the Mediathèque of Architecture and Cultural Heritage on April 4, 2019 (Paris area). The topic was the role of communities in cultural heritage governance. The workshop involved speakers and scholars […]