RED video: Reading experiences across the world

Have you ever wondered what readers across time and space thought of the books they were reading? If men read differently from women, or if great historical events, such as the outbreak of the First World War, changed the way people approached books?

The Reading Experience Database, one of the DH_OU projects, has just released this video explaining the purpose of its research, and how you can contribute evidence of reading experiences to make its database, which already contains over 30,000 entries, even more significant.

For more information, visit the RED project on and follow them on Twitter on @TheUKRED.