Transliteracy Conference, 9 February 2010, Leicester, UK

The first Transliteracy Conference takes place at Leicester’s new Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre on Tuesday 9 Feb 2010

Attendance, including morning and afternoon refreshments, is free. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Find out more and register at

Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. Since 2005, when Professor Sue Thomas introduced the concept in the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University, transliteracy has been taken up and explored by a broad range of academics and practitioners, from information scientists to literary theorists, artists and writers. This one-day event offers an opportunity for academics, artists, business people and practitioners to share discoveries, ideas, and creative works that amplify and augment transliteracy research.

The full schedule for the day will be released soon but in the meantime a list of speakers and abstracts can be found at

Further information about the conference can be obtained from Louisa Allen at transliteracy [at]

For more about The Transliteracy Research Group (TRG) see

To discuss transliteracy visit