Tag Archives: The Open University

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

READ-IT presented at DH2019 conference, Utrecht, Netherlands (July 2019)

READ-IT team members François Vignale (Le Mans University), Francesca Benatti (The Open University, pictured above) and Alessio Antonini (The Open University) presented a paper, entitled “Reading in Europe – Challenge and Case Studies of READ-IT” at the recent DH2019 conference at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 8-12 July 2019. You can read the full abstract here. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

READ-IT at the Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics, Belfast, 25.03.2019

Interested in finding out about what books and reading mean for people during times of conflict? If you want to take part in a discussion based reading group activity, why not join us Monday 25 March at the Café on the Square, Customs House Square, 6-8 Ulster Street, Belfast BT1 3EW, from 6.00-7.30pm? READ-IT UK […]