Publishing News

New Awards from the British Academy

Professor Steve King (History) has been awarded a grant of £2060 by the British Academy for a project entitled ‘The economics of overseeing, 1750-1834’. The work aims to explore the local operation of the Old Poor Law in England, making use primarily of the accounts kept by the parish overseers who administered poor relief, a critical element in the history of welfare provision.

Dr Catherine Morley (English Studies) has been made an award of £500 by the British Academy to allow her to attend the 8th annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Tulsa, Oklahoma in October. Earlier this year, Catherine was awarded an inaugural British Association for American Studies Founders’ Award and a travel grant from the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, to present her research at the Willa Cather Foundation conference in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Her paper, ‘Voice of the Prairies? Willa Cather and the International Modernist Scene’, will be published in the Spring edition of Cather Studies (University of Nebraska Press). Further to this, she has been invited as a conference fellow to contribute to the foundation’s international conference in Provence next summer.

Dr Jane Potter (Publishing) has also won a travel grant from the British Academy. Her award of £200 will support the costs of her attendance at the annual conference of the Society of the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, to be held next month in The Netherlands.

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Visit from the BRIDGE Team from Moscow State University of the Printing Arts

The Publishing Department played host to the second visit to the Department by members of the BRIDGE Project Management from Moscow State University of the Printing Arts (MSUPA), as part of the on-going process of developing a dual-award Masters in publishing due open its doors in September 2007.

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Chinese Publisher’s Brookes Lecture featured in Chinese Journal

Li Peng Yi, Vice-President of the Beijing Foreign Language University delivered his lecture on English Publishing and Education in China: the impact of International Publishers in China at the University on 27 April.

An article has appeared in the Chinese Journal Publishing Today.

The lecture was structured around three connected themes: the history of English language learning in China from 1949 to the present day; the achievements and problems of English language learning; and the publishing opportunities that the increase in English language learning in China has brought about for Chinese as well as international publishers. 

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Publishing Lecturer wins book prize

Jane Potter is to be awarded The Women's History Network Book Prize.

The Prize is awarded for an author's first book which makes a significant contribution to women's history or gender history and is written in an accessible style that is rewarding to the general reader of history.  Jane's book Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War, 1914-1918 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005) convinced the jury to make her joint winner of the Prize, which will be presented at the annual Women's History Network conference at the University of Durham in September.

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Fine Art lecturer wins important grant from the AHRC

Craig Richardson, Senior Lecturer in the Art Department,  has been awarded £19,081  to work on a project entitled 'Landscape as Conceptual Art: Retrieving Values in John Latham's Conceptualisation of "Five Sisters" (1976) as Monumental Process Sculptures'.  His work is funded as part of the AHRC's Landscape and Environment programme. The project promises to make a major contribution to our understanding of landscape history as art and as national heritage, firstly within a Scottish context and then as a study of an exemplar in British art.

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The Future of the Book in the Digital Age

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, has edited (with Bill Cope) a collection of papers around the overall theme of The Future of the Book in the Digital Age. What place does the book have alongside a rich media environment of TV, radio, the Internet, computer games and the mobile phone? What developments are helping to sustain or disrupt the book’s place in our world? The authors provide an international perspective on the issues that affect publishing, bookselling, authorship, readership and librarianship.

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European Arts Management Programme

The School of Arts and Humanities is delighted to announce that the European Commission has recommended a grant of €363,000 (£254,000) from the Leonardo da Vinci fund, subject to formal approval by the European Parliament, to support the Oxford Brookes European Arts Management Programme. Brookes is the lead partner in this 2-year pilot project which runs from 1 October 2006. It was initiated by Dr Jolyon Laycock, Lecturer in Arts Management and Administration.

General information about this major new award can be found here

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ePublishing Prizes

Harcourt Education, an international publishing group with local offices in Oxford, have been involved with the MA epublishing module for the fifth year running. As part of the course students developed prototype websites based on Harcourt’s Heinemann secondary school books. Representatives from Harcourt were in attendance at the presentations of these new epublishing products to choose first and second prize winners.

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Applications for European Master in Publishing

The European Master in Publishing is recruiting its first students.  So far we have been approached by prospective students from Germany, France, Slovenia, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy and the UK.   All students wishing to be apply for entry in September 2006 should submit their completed applications on the postgraduate application form.

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MA in Publishing students win World Bank Publishing Internship Prize

Students on the MA in Publishing course at Oxford Brookes have been awarded two of the first three World Bank Publishing Internship Prizes worth $7,500 each.  Jing Wang (China) and Nina Schipper (Brazil) will spend three months at the World Bank in Washington during summer 2006, working in the office of the Publisher.  These new awards have been developed following the successful internships undertaken by three students from the MA in Publishing in 2005.

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