Past Events

Tue 25 March 2014 at 4.00 pm

Visit to Bologna Book Fair

25 to 27 March

Our annual trip for MA Publishing students to the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Since 1964 the Fair is the most important international event for professionals involved in children's publishing.

Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 19 March 2014 at 11.00 am

Successes and pitfalls experienced whilst working on digital projects - Tom Scholes

Tom Scholes (Grove Street Media)

Taking Place: Willow lecture theatre (turn right entering Willow), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Tom will also tell you how he prices digital jobs for his clients.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Sun 9 March 2014 at 4.00 pm

Field trip to Amsterdam

9 to 12 March

Our annual field trip for undergraduate students to Dutch Book Week (Boekenweek), visiting our Erasmus partner, the Hogeschool van Amsterdam.

Type of Event: Publishing

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

Tue 4 March 2014 at 9.00 am

Working in Publishing day 2014

Taking Place: Buckley Building

An annual event at Oxford Brookes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Working in Publishing Day offers a day of advice and networking with industry professionals. There are workshops in the morning, and in the afternoon we run a speed-dating session with a large number of publishing companies.

Our guest speaker at the end of the day is Joanna Prior, Managing Director of Penguin General.

Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 26 February 2014 at 11.00 am

Optimising publishing workflows - Emma Barnes

Emma Barnes, CEO Snowbooks

Taking Place: Willow lecture theatre (turn right entering Willow), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Emma Barnes is MD of Snowbooks and founder of Bibliocloud (publishing management software) winner of the Futurebook 2013 prize for best technology innovation.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital 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

Wed 19 February 2014 at 11.00 am

eBooks in schools - Dale Peters

Dale Peters, Head of Corporate Development (RM Education)

Taking Place: Willow lecture theatre (turn right entering Willow), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 12 February 2014 at 11.00 am

The challenge of discoverability in digital publishing - David Cox

David will be talking about gathering meaningful metadata, granularity, analytics, and how usage statistics inform commercial decisions in publishing.

Missed this event?  Find out what our students thought in this summary blog

David Cox, Head of Digital Publishing & Development (Taylor & Francis Group)

Taking Place: Willow lecture theatre (turn right entering Willow), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital 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

Wed 5 February 2014 at 11.00 am

Digital publishing at Pearson Education - Liz Marchant

Dr Liz Marchant, Head of Publishing: Science and ICT (Pearson Education)

Taking Place: Willow lecture theatre (turn right entering Willow), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Missed this event?  Find out what our students thought in these summary blogs... Part 1 and Part 2

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 8 January 2014 to Fri 10 January 2014

Publishing Fusion Workshop

An exciting and innovative course for publishers from all sectors who want to adopt best practice from other media industries and improve their creative, digital and business skills.

As well as the 3 days in January, there will be a follow-up day on 11 March.

Publishing is an increasingly collaborative business and the Fusion Workshop will expose delegates to work being done in a broad range of media. It will help them understand how companies are thinking about developing products which will work across different media, and internationally, and will show how publishers can work most effectively to develop  new ideas.

Complete Event Details

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Consultancy and Training

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)

Missed this event?  Find out what our students thought in the summary blog below...

Complete Event Details

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

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