Research in publishing and book history
Research is carried out in a range of interdisciplinary areas including museum publishing, book consumption and the life cycle of books, media convergence, digital developments, post-colonial publishing, early twentieth-century publishing history (including publishing in World War One), and late twentieth and early twenty-first century publishing history.
Recent research activity and successes include:
- the award of the Women's History Network prize to Jane Potter for Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War, 1914-1918 (Oxford University Press, 2005).
- the publication of The Future of the Academic Journal (Chandos 2009), edited by Bill Cope and Angus Phillips
- the publication of Inside Book Publishing (Routledge 2008), by Angus Phillips and Giles Clark
- Articles in The Oxford Companion to the Book, The Blackwell Companion to the History of the Book, Routledge History of Women in Europe Since 1700, Les Professions du Livre, The Book in Africa, Women at War Encyclopedia and Kitchen Table to Lap Top.
- Seminar and conference papers in China, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Russia and South Africa as well as a variety of UK locations.
- Research output from student research, including the publication of Rachel Craven’s MA dissertation on Internet Marketing in ELT Publishing as a Lightning Source print-on-demand title.
- Conferences hosted such as the SHARP conference in 2008 and Publishing for Social Change (2009 and forthcoming in 2012)
- Angus Phillips is the editor of the premier publishing journal, Logos
The OICPS can offer PhD and MPhil supervision in the following areas:
The Culture and History of Publishing
Late nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century print culture, publishing and book history. Examples of specific research areas might include authorship, reading and literary sociology, contemporary fiction and literary prizes, and the impact of editorial and technological issues on culture and society.
International, Strategy, Policy and Development
Studies of contemporary publishing in local, regional and national contexts, issues of development and publishing. Geographical areas (outside the UK) where there is particular staff expertise include: Africa, China, Europe.