Date: Thursday 11 November
Time: 5:00pm GMT
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/picoboo-a-research-project-and-an-open-access-database-tickets-181644602897
Dr. Francesca Tancini, University of Newcastle, will be speaking to the University of Reading’s Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing Research Seminar on her project: “PiCoBoo: a research project and an open-access database”
The PiCoBoo project aims to assess the significance of 19th-century European picture books, printed in colour for children, as a catalyst for major cultural and social changes.
It makes accessible a large corpus of picture books, so far dispersed across countries and institutions, only partially retrievable through local catalogues, not always correctly described and in a not-uniformed way. The database now provides almost 600 books, with hundreds of digitised images included and not retrievable elsewhere on the web.
PiCoBoo project has been hosted by the Children’s Literature Unit at Newcastle University, in partnership with Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, and with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
This online event is free and open to all. Please register your interest to receive the Zoom link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/picoboo-a-research-project-and-an-open-access-database-tickets-181644602897