project . 2010 - 2011 . Closed

Developing an International Digital Network in the History of Reading: collaboration between the UK Reading Experience Database and invited partners.

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: AH/H037217/1
  • Funded under: AHRC Funder Contribution: 100,778 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Mar 2010
    End Date
    31 Mar 2011
Description
Reading is a fundamental part of modern life; the ability to read and the act of reading are highly valued in all developed societies. The practice of reading, however, is not a uniform or unchanging one: it has a history, like any other human activity. To study that history we need evidence not only of what people in the past read, but how and in what circumstances they read, and what impact their reading had on them. The Reading Experience Database (RED) was established at The Open University as an open access digital resource offering users a searchable body of evidence of reading by British subjects, at home and abroad, from 1450 up to 1945 (see http://www.o...
Description
Reading is a fundamental part of modern life; the ability to read and the act of reading are highly valued in all developed societies. The practice of reading, however, is not a uniform or unchanging one: it has a history, like any other human activity. To study that history we need evidence not only of what people in the past read, but how and in what circumstances they read, and what impact their reading had on them. The Reading Experience Database (RED) was established at The Open University as an open access digital resource offering users a searchable body of evidence of reading by British subjects, at home and abroad, from 1450 up to 1945 (see http://www.o...
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