The Oxford International Centre for Publishing (OICP) is one of the leading institutes for media education in the world, with a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching and research. The Centre offers a range of postgraduate and undergraduate awards in journalism and publishing, and carries out academic research, professional development programmes and consultancy.
Our students come from all over the world to enjoy excellent teaching and learning in one of the largest departments in Europe. It is a lively and stimulating environment, and we host a range of special events and welcome many visitors including industry speakers.
Research is carried out in a range of interdisciplinary areas including contemporary publishing and journalism, book consumption and the life cycle of books, media convergence, digital developments, scholarly communications, post-colonial publishing, early twentieth-century publishing history (including publishing in World War One), and late twentieth and early twenty-first century publishing history. We welcome proposals for PhD research from both UK and international students.
OICP researchers make regular presentations at academic and industry conferences. The Centre is a partner in the annual By the Book conference, which has taken place in Florence for a number of years. A range of publications from across the team contribute to a significant contribution in the field.