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Publishing Lecturer wins book prize

Jane Potter is to be awarded The Women's History Network Book Prize.

The Prize is awarded for an author's first book which makes a significant contribution to women's history or gender history and is written in an accessible style that is rewarding to the general reader of history.  Jane's book Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War, 1914-1918 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005) convinced the jury to make her joint winner of the Prize, which will be presented at the annual Women's History Network conference at the University of Durham in September.

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Fine Art lecturer wins important grant from the AHRC

Craig Richardson, Senior Lecturer in the Art Department,  has been awarded £19,081  to work on a project entitled 'Landscape as Conceptual Art: Retrieving Values in John Latham's Conceptualisation of "Five Sisters" (1976) as Monumental Process Sculptures'.  His work is funded as part of the AHRC's Landscape and Environment programme. The project promises to make a major contribution to our understanding of landscape history as art and as national heritage, firstly within a Scottish context and then as a study of an exemplar in British art.

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European Arts Management Programme

The School of Arts and Humanities is delighted to announce that the European Commission has recommended a grant of €363,000 (£254,000) from the Leonardo da Vinci fund, subject to formal approval by the European Parliament, to support the Oxford Brookes European Arts Management Programme. Brookes is the lead partner in this 2-year pilot project which runs from 1 October 2006. It was initiated by Dr Jolyon Laycock, Lecturer in Arts Management and Administration.

General information about this major new award can be found here

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New Grants in aid of Publication

Dr Glen O’Hara (History) has been granted a Scouloudi Historical Award of £500 towards the costs of his monograph, From Dreams to Disillusionment: British Economic and Social Planning in the 1960s, which will be published by Palgrave.

Professor Valerie Worth (French) has been awarded £1000 from the MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) Publications Fund towards the costs of her forthcoming monograph on Renaissance obstetric treatises written in French, which is to be published by Droz.

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March grant successes

As part of their work on Belgian modernity Dr Nathalie Aubert and Dr Pierre-Philippe Fraiture (Modern Languages – French) have just been awarded a £2000 grant from the British Academy to support their forthcoming international conference to be held at the Maison Française in November 2006: “From Art Nouveau to Surrealism: Belgian Modernity in the Making”.

The Cultural Service of the French Embassy has awarded Professors Mark Bannister and Valerie Worth a grant of £1000 towards the travel costs of French contributors to the CESAR conference, to be held in Oxford 21-23 June 2006. For more information about CESAR (Calendrier Électronique des Spectacles sous l’Ancien Régime et sous la Révolution), go to http://www.cesar.org.uk/cesar2/. An application made to the British Academy by Valerie Worth for £2000 to support the same conference has also been successful!

Dr Angela McShane-Jones (History Department) has been awarded £240 by the Printing Historical Society towards costs involved in researching her book on ‘The Political World of the Broadside Ballad 1640 – 1695’ at the Huntington library in California, USA.

Dr Dominic Rahtz (Art Department) was awarded just over £500 by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art for his research on ‘T. E. Hulme’s Anti-Humanist Theory of Art’.

Hilary Rollin (Modern Languages – Spanish) has been awarded a British Academy Overseas Conference Grant of £800 to allow her to attend a conference entitled "Bridging Cultures, Reaching Heights" in New Zealand (July 2006), where she will speak on ‘Moving towards Intercultural Competence: the experience and perceptions of students and colleagues’.

Dr Alexandra Wilson (Music) has been awarded £500 from the MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) Publications Fund towards the costs of illustrations for her forthcoming monograph, The Puccini Problem: Opera, Nationalism, and Modernity, which is due to be published by Cambridge University Press next summer.

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Oxford Brookes representation at the annual conference of the Society for Film and Media Studies

In March 2006, Dr Daniela Berghahn (Film Studies and German Studies) convened a Panel entitled The Third Golden Age of German Cinema at the annual conference of the Society for Film and Media Studies, Vancouver, Canada. The conference panel examined the renaissance which  German cinema has experienced over the past fifteen years, in terms of new creative impulses and international recognition. Panelists were Professor Sabine Hake (Texas Chair of German, University of Texas, Austin), Professor Randall Halle (University of Rochester), Professor John E. Davidson (Ohio State University) and Daniela Berghahn, whose paper focused on contemporary German-Turkish Cinema and was entitled No place like home? Or impossible homecomings in the films of Fatih Akin’. (Daniela Berghahn gratefully acknowledges the support of the British Academy which awarded her an Overseas Conference Grant.)

Following the SCMS conference,  Dr Berghahn was invited to give a guest lecture at the University of Rochester.

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Appointments to the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College

Professors Lis Jay, Steven Matthews and Rob Pope (all of the Department of English) and Valerie Worth (Modern Languages – French) have been appointed to the AHRC's Peer Review College, established in 2004. The College consists of more than 500 academics whose role  is to support the 15 peer review panels in making assessments. Each member assesses applications in their own area of expertise and these inform the decisions of the peer review panels. 

Professor Mary Chamberlain (Department of History) currently serves on the Postgraduate Peer Review Panel for Medieval and Modern History.  

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Jari Silomaki at The Winchester Gallery

Fotonet and The Winchester Gallery are very pleased to be able to exhibit the two new bodies of work that Jari Silomaki was developing during his residency in Oxford this winter. Silomaki was hosted by Fotonet and Oxford Brookes on an International Research Residency.

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Stunning success in AHRC Research Leave competition

Five members of the School have been awarded grants under the AHRC Research Leave scheme. Nationally, the scheme attracted a 49% success rate, but at Oxford Brookes the rate jumped to over 60%.

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History lecturer wins research grant from the Wellcome Trust

Dr Andrew Spicer, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History, has been awarded a grant of £19,918 by the Wellcome Trust for his one-year project on 'Medical Provision and the Huguenots'. This pilot study will examine the medical assistance provided for immigrants in the context of poor relief during the early modern period. Consideration of the medical contribution made by the Huguenots in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries has tended to concentrate on the work of individuals such as Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne or families such as the de Launes or Chamberlens. Exploiting the unique survival of two sets of Huguenot records, this project intends to examine practical medical provision in the French-speaking communities established in London and Sandwich between 1568 and 1573. These sources allow us to assess the medical assistance provided by these communities in the wider context of their social welfare programmes. By engaging with the actual experience of medicine within immigrant communities, the study will provide a unique perspective on the Huguenot contribution to early modern medicine in England. Although the immigrant communities were thought by contemporaries to have a superior system of welfare, its significance and influence has so far not been considered by historians.

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