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Research success for OICP’s Caroline Davis

Dr Caroline Davis from OICP has been awarded a prestigious Mid-Career Fellowship by the British Academy, enabling her to work on the project, Book Empires: British Publishing in Africa, 1900-1965. The Mid-Career Fellowships are designed both to support outstanding individual researchers with excellent research proposals, and to promote public understanding and engagement with humanities and social sciences.Awards are judged on the excellence of the research proposed and on the capacity of the applicant to communicate with a broad audience.

Caroline is the editor of the recently published volume Print Cultures (Red Globe Press). She is a senior lecturer at OICP, where she teaches print culture, book history and publishing studies. She is the author of Creating Postcolonial Literature: African Writers and British Publishers (Palgrave, 2013) and the co-editor of The Book in Africa: Critical Debates (Palgrave, 2015). Her recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Southern African Studies, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Book History. She previously worked at Oxford University Press and the Oxford University Centre for Humanities Computing.

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Second doctorate for OICP’s Miriam Johnson

In April 2020 Miriam Johnson passed her viva for a second doctorate, in the field of publishing studies, following her earlier doctoral degree in creative writing.

Dr Dr Miriam Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing and Subject Coordinator for the MA in Publishing Media and the MA in Digital Publishing at Oxford Brookes University. Miriam’s professional career includes work as a secondhand and collectable bookseller, founder of The Istanbul Review, and working with Scottish PEN and Scottish Book Trust, as well as developing an immersive literature project in Edinburgh in conjunction with the Bridge Awards and Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature (echoesofthecity.com). Her academic research blurs the lines between creative writing and publishing in digitally social settings. She is currently researching the relationship between social media platforms, the writers and communities they produce, and the traditional publishing industry – including the roles of gender, genre, and the power dynamics involved.

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Success for OICP student at national awards

The Association for Publishing Education (APE), Dissertation and Project Awards 2020 accepted admissions from all the universities that teach publishing in the UK. The winners were announced this April.

We congratulate Marie-Louise Patton (MA Publishing Media) for winning the award for the best project: titled A study of how Instagram enables independent magazines to reach niche markets as demonstrated by a new travel magazine concept, Bug.

In 2018 publishing students from Oxford Brookes, both postgraduate and undergraduate, won three out of the four available prizes, repeating the success in 2017 when three out of the four awards went to students from Oxford Brookes.

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News from OICP

Here is a picture of colleagues in a team meeting this week via Zoom. Our office closed on Tuesday morning (24 March 2020) and we are all working remotely. Although we have had to suspend our programme of events, we are actively working on the remaining classes for this year, which have moved online. We send our good wishes to our network of alumni and friends around the world, and do get in touch if you are interested in studying with us next year – whether on campus or through distance learning.

We send our solidarity and best wishes to everyone around the world in these difficult times.

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Oxford Brookes placed in top three between Oxford and Cambridge

A recent survey by the Publishers Association asked respondents from the publishing industry which university they attended. In the table of the top 10 UK universities attended, Oxford Brookes was placed second, between Oxford and Cambridge.

Source: Publishers Association, UK Publishing Industry Diversity and Inclusion Survey, 2019. In total data for 12,702 individuals was collected.

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Awards from the Stationers’ Foundation

Lucy Raby and Bethan Summerfield, two previous recipients from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing of bursaries from the Stationers’ Foundation, were made Freemen of the City livery company on Monday 13 January 2020. At the same ceremony, the 2019-20 bursary winners, Ellie Masterman and Molly Chell,  received their certificates.

The Foundation offers bursaries to postgraduate students on specific courses related to the Communication and Content industries, including the MA Publishing Media at Oxford Brookes. Successful students receive a bursary of £6,000 and are offered the opportunity to receive mentoring during the period of their studies from an appropriate member of the Stationers’ Company, taking into account the specific interests of the student. On successful completion of their Master’s programmes, the award winners are presented with the Freedom of the Stationers’ Company.

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2019 British Book Design and Production Awards

Marylebone’s The Landmark hotel was host to the 2019 British Book Design and Production Awards on 21 November 2019, featuring the best books British publishing has to offer competing in such categories as Brand/Series Identity, Best Jacket/Cover Design, Best Student Book and the coveted Book of the Year.

The awards were hosted by Konnie Huq, British television presenter and writer whose first book, Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World, is set for publication in February 2020.

Boss Print stole the show with photography book North Northwest, winning both Best British Book and Book of the Year. The judges commented that 'Even amongst the highest of competition, this entry captivated us. There was not one element that did not fit in. The book was seamlessly put together as a whole with beautiful production and design, making it a truly worthy winner.'

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Excellent results for postgraduate student satisfaction

The recently published national survey around postgraduate student satisfaction shows excellent scores for the programmes in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing. The overall satisfaction score is 100 per cent, and the same score was achieved for questions such as: ‘Staff are good at explaining things’; ‘Staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching’; ‘The course is intellectually stimulating’; and ‘Would you recommend Brookes to potential students?’.

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Number one in 2020 Guardian University Guide!

The publication of the 2020 Guardian University Guide reveals the high standing of the degree programmes from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing. Oxford Brookes is ranked number one out of 61 universities in the category Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations.

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Publication of Oxford Handbook of Publishing

Published this month is the brand new Oxford Handbook of Publishing. The book marks the coming of age of the scholarship in publishing studies with a comprehensive exploration of current research, featuring contributions from both industry professionals and internationally renowned scholars on subjects such as copyright, corporate social responsibility, globalizing markets, and changing technology.

The book is edited by Angus Phillips, Director of OICP, and Michael Bhaskar, Co-Founder of Canelo and visiting researcher at OICP. Full details can be found here

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