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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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Publishing Students win Dissertation Prizes

Isabel Essery has won the Sue Thomson prize this year for the work on South African publishing. Her dissertation The Impact of Politics on Indigenous Independent Publishers from 1970-2004 Illustrated by a Case Study of David Philip Publishers, has won her £250 and two days training here at Oxford Brookes.

Sara Montgomery was given a “highly commended” for here dissertation: Queer Today, Gone Tomorrow? What will be the fate of gay and lesbian publishing in the UK in the face of increased competition from mainstream publishers?.

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March grant successes

As part of their work on Belgian modernity Dr Nathalie Aubert and Dr Pierre-Philippe Fraiture (Modern Languages – French) have just been awarded a £2000 grant from the British Academy to support their forthcoming international conference to be held at the Maison Française in November 2006: “From Art Nouveau to Surrealism: Belgian Modernity in the Making”.

The Cultural Service of the French Embassy has awarded Professors Mark Bannister and Valerie Worth a grant of £1000 towards the travel costs of French contributors to the CESAR conference, to be held in Oxford 21-23 June 2006. For more information about CESAR (Calendrier Électronique des Spectacles sous l’Ancien Régime et sous la Révolution), go to http://www.cesar.org.uk/cesar2/. An application made to the British Academy by Valerie Worth for £2000 to support the same conference has also been successful!

Dr Angela McShane-Jones (History Department) has been awarded £240 by the Printing Historical Society towards costs involved in researching her book on ‘The Political World of the Broadside Ballad 1640 – 1695’ at the Huntington library in California, USA.

Dr Dominic Rahtz (Art Department) was awarded just over £500 by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art for his research on ‘T. E. Hulme’s Anti-Humanist Theory of Art’.

Hilary Rollin (Modern Languages – Spanish) has been awarded a British Academy Overseas Conference Grant of £800 to allow her to attend a conference entitled "Bridging Cultures, Reaching Heights" in New Zealand (July 2006), where she will speak on ‘Moving towards Intercultural Competence: the experience and perceptions of students and colleagues’.

Dr Alexandra Wilson (Music) has been awarded £500 from the MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) Publications Fund towards the costs of illustrations for her forthcoming monograph, The Puccini Problem: Opera, Nationalism, and Modernity, which is due to be published by Cambridge University Press next summer.

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Oxford Brookes representation at the annual conference of the Society for Film and Media Studies

In March 2006, Dr Daniela Berghahn (Film Studies and German Studies) convened a Panel entitled The Third Golden Age of German Cinema at the annual conference of the Society for Film and Media Studies, Vancouver, Canada. The conference panel examined the renaissance which  German cinema has experienced over the past fifteen years, in terms of new creative impulses and international recognition. Panelists were Professor Sabine Hake (Texas Chair of German, University of Texas, Austin), Professor Randall Halle (University of Rochester), Professor John E. Davidson (Ohio State University) and Daniela Berghahn, whose paper focused on contemporary German-Turkish Cinema and was entitled No place like home? Or impossible homecomings in the films of Fatih Akin’. (Daniela Berghahn gratefully acknowledges the support of the British Academy which awarded her an Overseas Conference Grant.)

Following the SCMS conference,  Dr Berghahn was invited to give a guest lecture at the University of Rochester.

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Appointments to the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College

Professors Lis Jay, Steven Matthews and Rob Pope (all of the Department of English) and Valerie Worth (Modern Languages – French) have been appointed to the AHRC's Peer Review College, established in 2004. The College consists of more than 500 academics whose role  is to support the 15 peer review panels in making assessments. Each member assesses applications in their own area of expertise and these inform the decisions of the peer review panels. 

Professor Mary Chamberlain (Department of History) currently serves on the Postgraduate Peer Review Panel for Medieval and Modern History.  

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