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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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New Grants in aid of Publication

Dr Glen O’Hara (History) has been granted a Scouloudi Historical Award of £500 towards the costs of his monograph, From Dreams to Disillusionment: British Economic and Social Planning in the 1960s, which will be published by Palgrave.

Professor Valerie Worth (French) has been awarded £1000 from the MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) Publications Fund towards the costs of her forthcoming monograph on Renaissance obstetric treatises written in French, which is to be published by Droz.

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Chinese Publisher’s Lecture at Oxford Brookes

Li Peng Yi, Vice-President of the Beijing Foreign Language University and President of the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP), and Oxford Brookes honorary graduate delivered his lecture on English Publishing and Education in China: the impact of International Publishers in China at the University on 27 April to a large audience of publishers, ELT specialists, and academics.

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Industry experts visit Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

During this last semester a range of industry experts have come to talk to the undergraduate and postgraduate classes at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.
They represent major international publishers, small independent publishers, magazine publishers and literary agents.

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His Dark Materials mania!

Thousands of excited young girls and their families queued for hours on a cold and blustery April day in Oxford. Why? They were all hoping for the chance to audition for the part of Lyra in the His Dark Materials film trilogy.  The books on which the films are based – Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass – were written by local author and Oxford Brookes honorary graduate Philip Pullman, and have been an international publishing phenomenon.  They are now being filmed by New Line, who made The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the first film is scheduled for release at the end of 2007.

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