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18 June 2019

New joint Publishing Scotland and Harper Collins sponsored PhD researcher

5 September 2018

We look forward to working with Alice Piotrowska who has been selected to undertake a fully-funded publishing PhD studentship - 'Publishing in Scotland 1968-2018: From Cultural Heritage to Digital Engagement'.

The PhD at the University of Stirling will include placements at both Publishing Scotland and HarperCollins and will focus on the following questions:

  • How has the Scottish publishing industry developed in the past five decades and what have been its opportunities and challenges? What is the relationship between these opportunities and challenges and the factors of internationalisation and conglomeration?
  • How are digital technologies, practices, and workflows affecting the publishing industry in the 21st century, and shaping its futures?
  • How has the development of the publishing industry in the period related to ideas of publishing in national and transnational contexts?

Alice will start her research at the university in October, working in collaboration with Publishing Scotland and HarperCollins. She graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with an MSc in Publishing and Queen's University (Canada) with a BA in English Language and Literature, and she had lived in England, Poland, and Canada before moving to Scotland four years ago. She volunteers as a communications officer for the Scottish branch of the Society of Young Publishers and does freelance marketing design in her spare time.

Twitter: @AlicePiotrowska