Bronwen Thomas and Julia Round, both based in the Media School, are organising a symposium on 19 June as part of their AHRC-funded Digital Reading project. The event will take place in the Executive Business Centre and is expected to attract a wide range of participants, including international academics, practitioners, publishers, writers, librarians and members of local book groups.
Bob Stein, a pioneer of electronic publishing and founder of the Institute for the Future of the Book, will be the keynote speaker. Bob will be discussing his latest venture, SocialBook, a new digital publishing platform which promises to take the idea of social reading to a new level.
The day will feature contributions from international scholars and practitioners drawing on a wide range of approaches and methods in an attempt to understand the momentous changes affecting readers and reading in the digital age.
Topics discussed will include
- Ebooks and ereaders
- Online book clubs and discussion forums
- Reading and social media
- Digital well being
- Artists’ books
- Digital comics
As well as scholarly papers, the day will include workshops, roundtable discussions, exhibitions and poster presentations.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Further details of the programme and travel and accommodation information are available on the DRN website (www.digitalreadingnetwork.com).
To register for this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.