Dreaming Romantic Europe 1&2 and RÊVE: lessons learned

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Monday, 7th December at 14:00 (GMT)

The Digital Humanities at The Open University research collaboration (DH_OU) is pleased to announce the next event in its 2020/21 seminar series.

Speaker: Nicola Watson (English and Creative Writing), The Open University

Please register via the Eventbrite link below by 4th December and join us on 7th December at 14:00 (GMT).

Nicola Watson will be talking about her AHRC-funded project DREAMing Romantic Europe (2018-2020), the network of museums and scholars that it developed, and its core collaborative project, the building of an online exhibition, RÊVE (Romantic Europe: The Virtual Exhibition), comprising some 100 exhibits drawn from collections devoted to Romanticism across Europe.  Her presentation will provide a brief introduction to the project as a whole, with some more detailed discussion of the digital aspects of the project and of the current follow-on bid, discussing in particular the challenges of creating pan-European museum/gallery buy-in before the pandemic, the changing tone of the conversation as a result of the pandemic, and the problems of securing funding for this sort of digital project.

A specialist in Romanticism, Nicola Watson holds a chair in English Literature at the OU, and over the last fifteen years has largely created and defined the study of literary tourism from the 1780s to the present. Her latest monograph, The Author’s Effects; On the Writer’s House Museum was published by OUP in early 2020.

All are welcome. Please register via Eventbrite by clicking here.

Registration closes on Friday 4th December at 13.00 GMT. All registered participants will then be sent a link to the meeting via Eventbrite.