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December 10, 2009

Watch this it is fantastic!

Filed under: Uncategorized — fhartree @ 4:57 pm

Film for NZ Book Council Produced by Colenso BBDO Animated by Andersen M Studio


December 2, 2009

Visit to Nijmegen in the Netherlands – ESPR – the European Society for Periodical Research

Filed under: Research trips — fhartree @ 10:34 am

Chris Atton (a SCOB fellow-traveller), Linda Gunn and Alistair McCleery went to Nijmegen in the Netherlands at the end of November for the inaugural meeting of ESPR (the European Society for Periodical Research). The meeting was funded as part of a generous award from the NWO (Dutch Research Council) to the consortium of which Edinburgh Napier was a member. The consortium in turn had its origins in a panel at ESSE9 in Aarhus at which Alistair had given a paper based on Linda and his British Academy-funded project on Scottish literary magazines and devolution. Chris added his considerable expertise in and long publication history on music magazines and contributor-generated periodicals. A fruitful two days was spent – as the rain lashed the brickwork of the Nijmegen Faculty Club – discussing the scope, organisation and future activities of the society. And within that some time was spent on the search for an acronym transferable across European linguistic borders. Any advance on ESPRIT? Edinburgh Napier is taking responsibility for organising the first general conference of the society in late 2010. The call for papers will be issued in January.

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