Publishing News

Graduate Publishing Scholarships

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to announce three scholarships for students entering postgraduate publishing courses in 2007-8.

The three scholarships available are the:

  • Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies Scholarship (Home/EU)
  • Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies Scholarship (International)
  • John Henry Brookes International Scholarship (International)

For more information, see the Scholarships page on our website.  The deadline for applications for all three scholarships is 1 June 2007.

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies offers MAs in Publishing, Publishing and Language, International Publishing and the European Master in Publishing.  Applicants are encouraged to read the Essential Information for Applicants document (PDF).

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Graduate Scholarships for 2007-8

Graduate scholarships are available for taught postgraduate courses in the School of Arts and Humanities for Masters’ in English Studies, French Studies, History, History of Medicine and Publishing for 2007-8 entry.  For further information please click on the following links:

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Publishing students produce Brookes Law Society magazine

The Oxford Brookes Law Society has just published the first edition of its magazine, Obvert.

Designed by Publishing students Ebyan Egal and Margaret Burke, the Editor-in-Chief of the Magazine is Abi Hiles, a Law and Publishing student.  The first edition of Obvert investigates serious issues including climate change and sexual offences.  It also takes a more light-hearted look at latest law social events and gives some tips for law exams.

The aim is to produce an edition of the magazine each semester.

 

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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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Postgraduate Open Day - Publishing

Potential postgraduate applicants to the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies are warmly invited to attend the University Postgraduate Fair on Wednesday 21 February 2007.  Find out more about the MAs in Publishing, International Publishing, Publishing & Language, and the European Master in Publishing.

Please join us at the Arts & Humanities stand from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

For general information about the Postgraduate Fair, please call +44 (0)1865 483713, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or see the Postgraduate Fair website.

For more information about the publishing courses, please see our website or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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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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John Mitchinson Podcast

John Mitchinson of the QI Club & Bookshop, recently spoke at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. John's seminar, entitled 'Touching Paper: the Post-Internet Bookshop', ranged from the place of independent bookselling in the age of the superstore and the online retailer to the calcium content of woodlice.  Intrigued?  His talk is now available as a podcast.

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Essential Information for Postgraduate Applicants

An Essential Information for Applicants document is now available for anyone considering applying for a postgraduate programme at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

If you are considering applying for any of our postgraduate courses, please read this document to find out more about the MA in Publishing, MA in International Publishing, MA in Publishing and Language and the European Master in Publishing.  It includes details of work experience and internship possibilities, and new modules in Children's Publishing and Magazine Publishing available from 2007-8.

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British Book Design and Production Awards 2006

Angus Phillips and Adrian Bullock from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies were in attendance and presented the awards in the categories of Scholarly, Academic and Reference (won by Thames and Hudson) and Secondary Education (won by Philip Allan Updates).

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Hillebrecht article promotes European Master in Publishing

In Medienwirtschaft (Issue 4/2006), a major magazine serving the publishing and media sector in Germany, Steffen Hillebrecht of HTKW Leipzig has written about the European Master in Publishing.  The full article is available here.

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