The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Library are launching a two-year research project which will explore the future of academic books in the context of open access publishing and continuing digital change. Dr Samantha Rayner, Director of the Centre for Publishing at the University College London (UCL) will lead the project ‘Communities of Practice: The Academic Book of the Future’. Alongside colleagues Simon Tanner and Professor Marilyn Deegan from King’s College London and Nick Canty from UCL. See full details.
We are proud to announce that Faber and Faber and UCL are able to award a scholarship in memory of the late David Tebbutt, Finance Director of Faber and Faber from 2002 until his untimely death in September 2011. See application details.
A current PhD student, Rachel Calder, has won the A. Garr Cranney Outstanding Dissertation/Thesis Award, of the History of Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, for her MA thesis, Macmillan and Co in Cambridge 1843-1858