Reading on Screen

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Reading on Screen is a collaboration between the universities of Bournemouth and Brighton funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The project follows on from two previous projects at Bournemouth University funded by the AHRC ( | and is intended to share the findings of the previous projects with members of the public.

The new project is designed to capture the stories of readers living through the technological advances of the last decades which have resulted in more and more people ‘reading on screen’. The project team, Bronwen Thomas (BU), Ross Adamson and Isobel Creed (both University of Brighton) will work closely with DigiTales, a participatory media company based in London, to host workshops in Bournemouth, Sheffield and Brighton designed to produce around 20-30 digital stories.  The project is also supported by The Reading Agency, a charity dedicated to inspiring people to read more.

Digital storytelling is an established creative workshop process for 8-10 people working with trained facilitators to produce short (2 – 3 minutes) digital videos.  At the end of each workshop, each participant will have written and produced his or her own digital story and will have shared their stories within the group.  Participants usually have no prior experience of using digital technologies in such filmmaking.

Stories from the project will feature on the website ( and will also appear on YouTube. We hope that these stories will provide a valuable resource for schools, reading charities and libraries, stimulating debate on the topic of reading and demonstrating the effectiveness of digital storytelling for empowering participants to find their voice.  You can see some of the videos from the project so far below.

The project will conclude in December/January 2018 with an exhibition at Brighton’s City Campus Media Centre, a state of the art media facility. This will feature screenings of the stories including a digital story of the workshops produced by the Project Team.


Tagged:AHRCdigital literacydigital readingdigital storytelling

Latest news from this project:

  • Publishing’s Ratner moment: why eBooks are not ‘stupid’

    shandrus via By Bronwen Thomas, Bournemouth University In the days before social media – and, presumably, media training – Gerald Ratner’s description of some of the products sold in... »

  • Pictures at an Exhibition ….

    An exhibition and screening at Brighton University on Friday 15 December brought together storytellers from Bournemouth, Brighton and Sheffield to view an exhibition based on the AHRC funded Reading on... »

  • Exhibition and Screening for the AHRC funded Reading on Screen Project

    The final event of the AHRC funded Reading on Screen project takes place in a few weeks’ time. An exhibition of photographs from project workshops held at Bournemouth, Brighton and Sheffield... »

  • Reading on Screen – AHRC Project Update

    The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Reading on Screen project held two workshops recently; one at the University of Brighton (22-24 September) and one last weekend (14-15 October) at Sheffield... »


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