RED: Reading Experience Database

Discover the New Zealand contribution to RED, an initiative that aims to better understand reading experiences by and about New Zealanders.

Reading Experience Database

Victoria University of Wellington is one of a number of international partners collaborating on the History of Reading with the UK Open University’s International Digital Networks Initiative. While the NZ-RED encompasses all reading experiences by and about New Zealanders at home and abroad, our research focuses initially on Reading in Conflict. Our first project, Reading in WWI, aims to collect and analyse reading experiences by and about New Zealanders, at the front, in the trenches, on the troopships, and at home.

The Reading Experience Database [RED] was launched in 1996 at the UK Open University. Its mission is to accumulate as much data as possible about the reading experiences of British subjects from 1450 to 1945. Follow this link for further information about the UK-RED and news about its most recent projects.