Past Events | Publishing Seminars

Tue 7 October 2014 to Tue 7 October 2014

Susan Wightman and Michael Mitchell

Book Designers of Libanus Press and Authors of Book Typography, A Designer’s Manual

Taking Place: Gibbs 302, Oxford Brookes

Susan and Michael will share some personal experiences about working with clients to design and produce books. They will pass on tips for the best ways to work with designers in briefing, communication, sharing files, meeting deadlines, clarifying procedures to produce a beautiful book on time and to budget.

12:05-12:55

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Fri 4 April 2014 at 2.00 pm

Globalisation in Publishing

Miha Kovač (Professor in Library and Information Science and Book Studies) (University of Ljubljana)

Taking Place: BG10

The last in the series of Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research seminars this semester. The format of the seminars is that each speaker will first give a paper based on their current research (c. 20 minutes). Thereafter, there will be time for discussion of the research topic and findings, and also of the methodologies and theoretical approaches that they have adopted.  All welcome.

Note that this session will take place later in the afternoon (c. 3.00pm) in BG10, and will be attended by MA Publishing students. 

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Fri 7 March 2014 at 12.30 pm

Investigating Reading

Eleanor Bowes (PhD student, OICPS)

Taking Place: Willow 2

The third in a series of Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research seminars this semester (wk 6, 8 and 10). The format of the seminars is that each speaker will first give a paper based on their current research (c. 20 minutes). Thereafter, there will be time for discussion of the research topic and findings, and also of the methodologies and theoretical approaches that they have adopted.

All welcome and feel free to bring your sandwiches with you!

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Fri 21 February 2014 at 12.30 pm

Investigating Audiences

Michele Paule (Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media and Education)

Taking Place: Willow 2

The second in a series of Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research seminars this semester (wk 4, 6, 8 and 10). The format of the seminars is that each speaker will first give a paper based on their current research (c. 20 minutes). Thereafter, there will be time for discussion of the research topic and findings, and also of the methodologies and theoretical approaches that they have adopted. All welcome and feel free to bring your sandwiches with you!

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Fri 7 February 2014 at 12.30 pm

Investigating Archives

Alison Kahn (Senior Lecturer, Film Studies)

Taking Place: Willow 2

The first in a series of Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research seminars this semester (wk 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10).  The format of the seminars is that each speaker will first give a paper based on their current research (c. 20 minutes). Thereafter, there will be time for discussion of the research topic and findings, and also of the methodologies and theoretical approaches that they have adopted.

All welcome and feel free to bring your sandwiches with you!

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Fri 13 December 2013 at 12.30 pm

Book Design and the Role of Paratext

Steve Hare and Sally Hughes (OICPS)

Taking Place: BG01 (Buckley Ground Floor)

Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research Group invites you to the third in a series of Friday lunchtime seminars presenting new research in print culture and publishing studies by staff and PhD students in OICPS. Everyone is welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch!

This week's speakers:

From Type to Image: An Overview of Penguin Books’ Change from Typographic to Illustrated covers
Steve Hare (PhD student)

The Role of Directors' and Sponsors' Forewords in Museum and Art Gallery
Sally Hughes (Principal Lecturer)

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Fri 29 November 2013 at 12.30 pm

German and British Popular Fiction of the First World War

Anja Tschortner and Jane Potter (OICPS)

Taking Place: BG01 (Buckley Ground Floor)

Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research Group invites you to the second in a series of Friday lunchtime seminars presenting new research in print culture and publishing studies by staff and PhD students in OICPS. Everyone is welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch!

This week's speakers:

Idyll and Ideology: German Popular Fiction for Girls in the First World War
Anja Tschortner (PhD student)

Reading Popular Fiction in Britain during the First World War
Jane Potter (Senior Lecturer)

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Tue 29 October 2013 at 4.30 pm

Introduction to PR for Publishing

Louise Swannell, Publicity Director (HarperCollins)

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Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Fri 25 October 2013 at 12.30 pm

Publishing and Cultural Imperialism

Lucy Warwick and Caroline Davis (OICPS)

Taking Place: Board Room 1 (near reception)

Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research Group invites you to the first in a series of Friday lunchtime seminars presenting new research in print culture and publishing studies by staff and PhD students in OICPS. Everyone is welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch!

This week's speakers:

Consuming Knowledge: Produce from the Empire in the Penny
Lucy Warwick (PhD student)

Erasing the Archive: Longmans in South Africa 1910-1994
Caroline Davis (Senior Lecturer)

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Tue 1 October 2013 at 12.25 pm

Scott Pack: Choose Your Own Adventure

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Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Mon 11 March 2013 at 4.30 pm

An evening with John Seaton and Martin Toseland

Taking Place: Willow Building (room 10), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

John Seaton is from Canongate. Martin Toseland is a writer, freelance editor and literary agent

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Mon 11 February 2013 at 4.30 pm

The Publishing Process at Wiley

Sarah Hall (Wiley Blackwell)

Taking Place: Willow Building (room 10), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

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Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Mon 26 March 2012 at 6.00 pm

Publishing and Marketing in the Digital Age

Please note that there are 2 speakers during this event.

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow 10

Max Whitby, CEO of Touch Press talks about enhanced e-books and the work that Touch Press does.

Damian Horner, Marketing Strategist at Child’s Play International talks about Design and Marketing in the Digital Age.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Mon 27 February 2012 at 6.00 pm

Children’s Publishing

Please note that there are 2 speakers during this event.

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow 10

Jasmine Richards is Senior Commissioning Editor for Children’s at OUP and an Author. Her talk is about the role as an author and editor.

Neil Burden is CEO of Child’s Play International and his talk concerns Child’s Play’s philosophy and the challenges they face in the digital future.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Mon 13 February 2012 at 5.30 pm

Non-Profit Publishing

Robert Cornford (Communications Manager at Oxfam)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow 10

How Non-Profit Publishing works at Oxfam.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 15 November 2011 at 5.00 pm

The challenges of independent publishing - John Elford

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow

John will discuss what it means to be Green in publishing. He will address global issues as well as how to apply green approaches to the business of publishing. He will talk also about his experience of running a small ethically-minded publishing company for over 20 years and the lessons he has learned. The talk will also explore how things are changing in the broad current economic and environmental climate and how this might affect business in general in the future.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

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