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Eighth International Scott Conference

At the end of July, Oxford Brookes hosted the Eighth International Scott Conference (sponsored by the British Academy), bringing together around 60 academics from ten countries and five language groups.
The main conference theme was 'Scott and Real History' but other interdisciplinary angles were also explored including publishing, tourism and the fine arts.  The plenary speakers were Ian Duncan (California) Ina Ferris (Ottowa), Peter Garside (Cardiff and Edinburgh) and Nancy Goslee (Tennessee). As well as the plenaries and over forty panel papers, there was a ground-breaking presentation of manuscript studies in Scott and Austen and a workshop on teaching Scott with or without a range of interdisciplinary considerations.  The delegate response to the academic side of the conference and the beauties of Headington Hill Hall and its grounds was overwhelmingly enthusiastic; we are the university in Oxford that lets you walk on the grass!

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Wellcome Trust award for symposium on ‘Medicine for the Humble 1650-1900’

Steve King (History) has been awarded £3000 by the Wellcome Trust towards the expenses of a symposium on ‘Medicine for the Humble 1650-1900’, which will be held at Oxford Brookes in May 2008

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Research Student’s Forthcoming Novel

Alana Jelinek is a research student in Arts and Humanities. She is publishing a novel 'Ohm's Law' with publisher, terra incognita.

Addressing globalisation, Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the pharmaceutical industry as well as complicity and 'bad faith', Ohm's Law tackles the growing convergence of the State and the Market in a highly readable, almost humorous, utterly unfashionable novel.

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Publications from Publishing

This month sees a number of new publications by members of staff in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

Angus Phillips and Claire Squires both have articles in the Blackwell Companion to the History of the Book, which is edited by Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose.  Claire's article is on 'The Global Market 1970-2000: Consumers', and Angus's addresses the question 'Does the Book Have a Future?'

Jane Potter's article 'For Country, Conscience and Commerce: Publishers and Publishing, 1914-1918' is in the Palgrave volume Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History, edited by Mary Hammond and Shafquat Towheed.  Her article is available from the Palgrave website as a pdf.

Finally, the book trade journal Logos (18/1) includes Angus's article 'Cover Story: Cover Design in the Marketing of Fiction'.  Angus has also been invited to join the editorial board of Logos.

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British Academy Conference Grant for North American Speakers

Caroline Jackson-Houlston (English Studies) has been awarded a British Academy Conference Grant of £2000 towards the costs of bringing plenary speakers from the US and Canada to Oxford to attend the Eighth International Scott Conference at the end of July  2007.

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Roger Griffin’s Modernism and Fascism

Roger Griffin’s major new work, Modernism and Fascism: The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler (London: Palgrave, 2007) is a featured history monograph. To find out more about this book, please visit the publisher's web site.

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Women and Violent Crime in Enlightenment Scotland by Anne-Marie Kilday

Anne-Marie Kilday’s Women and Violent Crime in Enlightenment Scotland has just been published by The Boydell Press, and offers important new insights into the relationship between crime and gender in Scotland during the Enlightenment period.

Against the backdrop of significant legislative changes that fundamentally altered the face of Scots law, Anne-Marie examines contemporary attitudes towards serious offences against the person committed by women.

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British Academy Travel Awards

Alysa Levene and Viviane Quirke (History) have been awarded overseas conference grants by the British Academy. An award of £300 was made to Alysa, for travel to the biennial conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth, being held in Norrköping, Sweden, at the end of June 2007.

Viviane’s award of £500 enabled her to attend the annual conference of the American Association for the History of Medicine, held in Montreal in May 2007.

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Latest Awards from the British Academy

Three members of the School have been successful in the most recent round of the British Academy Small Grants scheme: Rachel Buxton (English Studies) has been awarded £2357 for her project on the poet Elizabeth Jennings; while Nancy Jachec (History of Art) won £4160 for her project ‘The Société Européenne de Culture, 1946-1964: Dialogues with the East, the West, and the World'; and Anne-Marie Kilday (History) was awarded £3750 towards her research on ‘Infanticide in Northern Scotland, 1720-1820'.

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Music lecturer wins research grant from the AHRC

Dr Paul Whitty, Senior Lecturer in Music, has been awarded £39,199 for Vauxhall Pleasure [2]: Interrogating the Sonic Archaeology of Vauxhall Cross Gyratory, London - former site of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

This project will investigate the ephemeral and oneiric qualities of live performance and interrogate the relationship between political protest and entertainment, traffic and pedestrians, pollution, breathing and song via two practice based outputs: a composition and a film. VP[2] will extend the scope of the proto-discipline of Sonic Archaeology, examining and testing new methodologies with a view to enabling new modes of investigation in the development of site-specific art practice.

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