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Publishing trip to the Bologna Book Fair

Staff and students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies recently visited the Bologna Book Fair

The Book Fair, which concentrates on the children's and young adults' market sectors, also has an emphasis on illustration.

During the trip, students from the MA in Publishing had the opportunity to make contacts with professionals in the children's book world both from the UK and abroad.  Students had meetings with the literary agent Catherine Clarke; the film and TV scout Fiona Kenshole; children's books editor of the Guardian newspaper, Julia Eccleshare; Elizabeth Wright of Usborne; Alyx Price, group publicity director of Scholastic; Robert Seath of Lion Hudson; and Eirin Hagen of the Hagen Agency in Norway.

Students also met with graduates from the Oxford Brookes Publishing courses who were attending the Fair, including Helen Norris (now at Usborne) and Ed Glover (who has his own company Transedition/Camelot).  One of the current students, Sam Hutchinson, was working at the B Small stand during the Fair.

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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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A Day of New Product Development for Publishing

Masters students in the publishing department spent the day presenting their 'New Product Developments' to their peers and OICPS staff.

The presentations, which took place in the Lloyd lecture theatre, were followed by a social gathering in the Buckley Building.

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London Book Fair

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies had a stand at the London Book Fair at Earl’s Court in April.

Seen here are Angus Phillips and Jan Kasprzycki-Rosikon, MA class 2004-5, Head of Rights at Pearson Education.

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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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Jon Snow visits the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

The Chancellor of Oxford Brookes, Jon Snow, visited the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies on Friday 27 April. The Centre has recently moved to the Buckley Building, the University’s new research building, opened in 2006. He met with staff from the Centre and heard about the range of activities carried out in the areas of teaching, research, and consultancy.

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Publishing News Issue 1

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies have issued their first print newsletter. This is available as a PDF from here.

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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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Publishing students feature on HarperCollins blog

From this week, students on the MA Publishing programmes at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies will be featuring on the HarperCollins blog, Fifth Estate.

Students will be contributing regularly to the company's collective blog, which also features contributions from publishers, authors and HarperCollins CEO and Oxford Brookes honorary graduate Victoria Barnsley.  Students have been invited to contribute to the site by its creator and editor-in-chief, Kate Hyde, who is a senior editor at HarperCollins's Press Books.  She is also an alumni of Oxford Brookes Publishing programme.

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Police visit Publishing!

Today, the Publishing Department was visited by two police officers from Thames Valley Police.

The crime?

Trying to write a detective novel...

The two officers were invited to speak to students on the first year undergraduate module Authorship and Creative Writing.  Students in the class are set the assignment of writing the opening chapter of a crime novel, and then thinking about how to get their work published.

The two police officers told the students about procedure when answering 999 calls, entering a crime scene, finding dead bodies, detection and investigation and giving evidence in court, as well as painting a picture of the life of the police both on and off-duty.  Students asked questions relating to their writing projects, to help their work be as authentic as possible.

Other visiting speakers on the module include Carolyn Caughey, an editor who commissions crime writing at Hodder Headline publishers, and the crime novelist Veronica Stallwood, whose series of Kate Ivory books are set in Oxford.

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