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Ways in which a writer approaches poetry

Ways in which a writer approaches poetry

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-10-17

Ford Dagenham is one our authors published in I You He She It – a collection of short stories and poems developed out of the Grist project. As part of #OAWeek we asked him to discuss his writing processes and and how he keeps himself on track when writing poetry. You can read the Grist collection online, open access here . You can read more around the author on [...]

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Finding your voice as a poet

Finding your voice as a poet

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-10-17

Tony Watts is an author published in our Grist collection of poetry and prose: I You He She It. As part of #OAWeek we asked Tony to talk about his writing processes and how other writers have influenced the way he approaches his work. I tend to describe my creative life as a state of permanent writer’s block occasionally interrupted by a poem.  I normally feel so uninspired that my [...]

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Author Spotlight: Dealing with 'writer's block'

Author Spotlight: Dealing with 'writer's block'

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-10-17

John Beresford is one our authors published in I You He She It - a collection of short stories and poems developed out of the Grist project. As part of #OAWeek we asked him to discuss his writing processes and and how he approached the challenge of a short story. You can read the Grist collection online, open access here . Dealing with 'writer's block' My [...]

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The Press joins OASPA just in time for #OAWeek

The Press joins OASPA just in time for #OAWeek

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-10-17

After a lot of hard work on our application and submission process, we are delighted to announce that we are now official members of OASPA - the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. An international organisation with members including the Open Library of Humanities, Ubiquity, Portland Press, BMJ and Springer (to name just a few), OASPA is at the heart of the open access [...]

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Editing an open access student research journal

Editing an open access student research journal

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-10-17

Paul Ward is Professor of Modern British History and Head of the Department of History, English, Languages and Media at the University of Huddersfield. He is also the current Editor of Postgraduate Perspectives on the Past - our postgraduate research journal based in the History department. As part of #OAWeek we invited Paul to talk to us about his experiences of publishing [...]

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New issue of the Journal of Creative Music Systems

New issue of the Journal of Creative Music Systems

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-09-19

We are excited to announce the second Volume of the Journal of Creative Music Systems is now out to read online. There are some great articles in this issue covering a range of exciting research including dance-driven music, models using deep learning and creative computer systems. All the articles are open access so can be read for free online. JCMS Volume 2 Issue 1 [...]

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What does open access publishing mean to you?

What does open access publishing mean to you?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-07-10

The transformation from print to digital publishing, particularly open access digital, has provided new spaces for previously undiscovered research and allowed us to make our content more discoverable, accessible and relevant to an ever-growing diverse readership. Exploring the journey towards open access publishing In the run up to the Northern Collaboration conference, we are [...]

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Author spotlight: solving power issues in engineering

Author spotlight: solving power issues in engineering

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-04-11

Engineering student Nick Horne has recently published an article about his research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with him for a chat about his work and his experiences getting published. How would you explain your research to someone new to the subject? I would explain my research as a methodical approach to an engineering problem, starting with [...]

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Author spotlight: how did gender expectations affect medieval England?

Author spotlight: how did gender expectations affect medieval England?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-04-04

History student Katie McAdam has recently published an article about her research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with her for a chat about her work and her experiences getting published. Give us a quick overview of your research area My area of research has focused on societal gender norms surrounding masculinity and kingship in medieval England. By [...]

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Author spotlight: how do crystals protect our drinking water?

Author spotlight: how do crystals protect our drinking water?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-28

Chemistry student Laura Lo has recently published an article about her research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with her for a chat about her work and her experiences getting published. If I was to explain my research to someone new to the subject, I would firstly ask them if they ever thought about the process of clean tap water. We wash, drink and [...]

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Author spotlight: why is social entrepreneurship on the rise?

Author spotlight: why is social entrepreneurship on the rise?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-21

Social Sciences student Gemma Humphris has recently published an article about her research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with her for a chat about her work and her experiences getting published. When I first discovered the term ‘social enterprise’ I had no idea what it was. I researched the term and discovered that a social enterprise is what [...]

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Happy World Poetry Day - sneak preview

Happy World Poetry Day - sneak preview

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-21

As today is #WorldPoetryDay we thought it apt to do a preview of our newest book, I You He She It - Experiments in Viewpoint . This beautiful collection of prose and poetry is compiled by the School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield and brings together established writers and emerging talent from all over the UK. You can order the book in print or [...]

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Author spotlight: how important are nuptial agreements?

Author spotlight: how important are nuptial agreements?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-14

Paralegal Helen Newman has recently published an article about her research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with her for a chat about her work and her experiences getting published. I am not a writer, not really. I am a case loaded paralegal working for a specialist criminal practice. I may write the occasional blog post for work based upon cases I have [...]

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London Book Fair 2017 - academic publishing

London Book Fair 2017 - academic publishing

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-13

For many publishers and authors this week the big event is London Book Fair. Running from the 14th-16th March in Olympia in London, this year there will be over 25000 visitors from 124 different countries. Although we won't be there this year I thought it might be handy to do a quick roundup of the research/academic activities going on during the fair. Follow the LBF Blog First of all, [...]

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Author spotlight: how does shift work affect healthcare students?

Author spotlight: how does shift work affect healthcare students?

Posted by Dawn Cockcroft on 2017-03-07

Healthcare student Geri Gee has recently published an article about her research in our student research journal Fields. We caught up with her for a chat about her work and her experiences getting published.   How would you explain your research to someone new to the subject? My research was designed to address the needs of healthcare students undergoing an academic [...]

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