Tag Archives: The Open University

Award for FASS authors at Hypertext 2020 conference

On 15th July 2020, a paper by Open University researchers Alessio Antonini, Francesca Benatti and Sally Blackburn-Daniels was awarded the Douglas Engelbart Best Paper Award at the 31stACM International Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’20), held virtually at the University of Central Florida. Their paper was entitled On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2and […]

Major milestone reached: Reading Experience Ontology released on GitHub

After an intense year and half of project work, Dr. Alessio Antonini (The Open University) and colleagues from Le Mans University and CNRS-IRISA have released the Reading Experience Ontology (REO) which is now hosted on GitHub and available for free re-use. REO incorporates what we learned from a wide range of sources and case studies, […]

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 […]

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. […]