Please check out (above) my evaluation of the two incredible projects we got to see at Reading Publics. I would love to have your feedback and additional comments!
The following guest post, the first of two parts, is from Andie Silva, Wayne State University
The University of Warwick, in association with the Newberry library, has been conducting a long-term research project on “Reading Publics.” This project, led by Professor Simon Gilson, Dr. David Lines, and Dr. Maude Vanhaelen, encourages conversations about communities of readers, evidence of readership and reception, and the social and cultural involvement of individual and networks of readers on the print marketplace. This research is possible in great part due to the growth of digitization projects and increasing availability of data and archival materials. As the project’s webpage outlines, however, “the availability of these resources not only varies greatly depending on language, author, country, and period, but also calls for careful methodological reflection.”
This summer, the program leaders organized three activities designed to foster conversation and scholarship on the topic of “Reading Publics” and…
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