Listen to Abigail Williams talking about domestic reading aloud in the eighteenth century on BBC Radio 4's Word of Mouth!

Read to Richard Bethell's lecture delivered atworkship 1 of the Voices and Books Network. 

Research Projects

Italian Voices, funded by the European Research Council, aims to advance understanding of oral culture (and of reading aloud) in early modern Italy.

Searchable Databases

We highly recommend the Open University's searchable The Reading Experience Database 1450-1945. Try entering the search term 'aloud'! 

Shared Reading Groups in the UK

Find out about the work of the phenomenol The Reader Organisation, a charity dedicated to bringing about a reading revolution!

The Schools of English and Education (University of Nottingham) and the School of English (Sheffield Hallam University) run a community shared reading group which is open to everyone (new members welcome!).

Cantus Scholarum

Please visit Cantus Scholarum, dedicated to the study of literacy and school singing in the Renaissance.

Newspaper Articles on Reading Aloud

Perché la lettura ad alta voce fa bene (non solo ai bambini).

Elizabeth Day on how reading aloud is back in fashion.

Verlyn Klinkenborg's thoughts on the lost art of reading aloud.