Wed 24 October 2012 at 9.00 am

Progressing Book History and Publishing Studies as Disciplines

A British Academy Funded Event

The purpose of this event was to discuss and agree a set of objectives to enable us to further the progression of Publishing Studies as an established field of research and teaching. The day was structured as a forum during which all participants contributed ideas and objectives towards this goal.

This event was funded by the British Academy, as part of the IPM partnership entitled 'Print, Publishing and Cultural Production in South Africa' between Oxford Brookes University and Pretoria University, and was organised by Dr Sally Hughes and Dr Caroline Davis at Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.


10:00 - Introduction - Sally Hughes (Oxford Brookes University)

11.30 - Shaping a Discipline: the Experience of Book History - Simon Eliot (University of London)

11:00 - Print Culture and Publishing Studies in South Africa

Chair: Caroline Davis (Oxford Brookes University)
Speakers: Archie Dick (Pretoria University), Elizabeth Le Roux (Pretoria University)

11.45 - Break

12.00 - Progressing Publishing Studies: Challenges and Issues

Chair: Angus Phillips (Oxford Brookes University)
Speakers: Caroline Davis (Oxford Brookes University) Alistair McCleery (Napier University), Claire Squires (Stirling University), Iain Stevenson (University College London)

1:00 - Lunch

2.00 - Developing Resources, Networks and Methodologies

Chair: Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes University)
Speakers: Shafquat Towheed (Open University), Alexis Weedon (Bedford University), Samantha Rayner (University College London)

3:00 - Break

3:15 - Panel Discussion and Conclusions

- - - Chairs: Angus Phillips and Sally Hughes

4:00 - Depart