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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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Another large award from the AHRC to Oxford Brookes historians

Professor Paul Weindling and Dr Marius Turda, both of the History Department and Centre for Health, Medicine and Society, have been awarded £403,232 (inclusive of two doctoral studentships) to do a detailed, Europe-wide study on the victims of Nazi medical experiments. Although coercive human experiments are among the most notorious features of Nazism, there is no overview as to their extent, or guide to the fragmented literature and sources. Estimates of the overall numbers of experiments vary greatly. Recent historical opinion that the number of victims was relatively few is contradicted by the unexpectedly high number of compensation claimants by victims of experiments over the past five years.

This project,  entitled 'Human Experiments under National Socialism: Victims, Perpetrators, and Post-war Trials', aims to provide a biographical analysis of the persons who were experimented on or otherwise abused for medical research in National Socialist Germany and in territories under German occupation 1938-45. The basic task is to identify how many victims and perpetrators there were, and develop biographical profiles, by comprehensive trawls through war crimes and Holocaust archives. The analysis will establish a structural history of the unethical experiments in terms of when and why they occurred. The outputs of the project will be a comprehensive database, a monograph on the perpetrators and victims of Nazi coerced experiments, and a biographical dictionary concerning the victims, and the reasons why they were experimented on or otherwise abused. Two PhD dissertations will examine records and the political policies shaping institutions for war crimes documentation in Central Europe, and the Soviet Union.

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Historian wins Large Research Grant from the AHRC’s Landscape and Environment Programme

The School of Arts and Humanities is delighted to announce that Dr Andrew Spicer, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History, has been made an award of £453,149 (exclusive of provision for one doctoral studentship) for his project on The Early Modern Parish Church and the Religious Landscape. His co-investigators include Dr Louise Durning (Oxford Brookes University) and Dr Margit Thøfner (University of East Anglia).

This interdisciplinary project will  run for three years from June 2007, and will  investigate  five key themes and objectives: 

  1. The religious landscape and the place of the parish church within it during the early modern period.  
  2. The relationship between the parish church and the wider landscape. 
  3. The parish church and the changing landscape. 
  4. The permanence of the parish church and the evolution of the landscape.
  5. The relationship between parochial centres of worship and the wider confessional landscape.

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Philip Pullman, Master Storyteller published

Claire Squires of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies publishes this week her book Philip Pullman, Master Storyteller: A Guide to the Worlds of His Dark Materials. The book, published by Continuum, is the first comprehensive and authoritative study of the great writer. Importantly, the book informs readers about the contexts, sources and influences behind the trilogy, and examines the controversies and debates that have surrounded the trilogy and its creator, since its publication. This book focuses on Pullman's central achievement with His Dark Materials, but it also considers his entire oeuvre.

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Marielle Sutherland presents ‘Sound and Silence in Rilke’s “Sonnets to Orpheus�’

On Thursday October 19th Marielle Sutherland, Lecturer in German Studies, gave a paper as part of the Cultures of Modernism Research seminar series, at the Institute for Historical and Cultural Research at Oxford Brookes University.

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Dr Dervila Cooke at the International Workshop on “Le Conte�

Dr Dervila Cooke recently attended the International Workshop on “Le Conte – Oral and Written Interfaces” held at Queen's University, Belfast.

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History Lecturer wins European Funding

Dr Marius Turda, Marie Curie Fellow and Academic Fellow in Twentieth Century Central European Biomedicine in the History Department, has been awarded a large conference grant by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.  Together with Dr Sevati Trubeta (Osteuropa Institut der Freien Universität Berlin) and Dr Christian Promitzer (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Institut für Geschichte/Abteilung für Südosteuropäische Geschichte) he will be organising an international meeting on  "Hygiene - Health Politics - Eugenics: Engineering Society in Twentieth-century Southeastern Europe", to be held at the Osteuropa Institut der Freien Universität Berlin on 31 May - 2 June 2007. He was awarded 10,000 EUR towards the costs of the conference. 

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