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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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Harcourt Education award epublishing prizes

Harcourt Education, a publishing company with local offices in Oxford, have been involved with the MA epublishing module here at Brookes for the seventh year running. Small teams of students developed new electronic prototype products based on Harcourt’s Heinemann books.

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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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