Kevin Brehony Book Prize 2014

Maura O'Connor won the Kevin Brehony Book Prize 2014, awarded every three years by the History of Education Society (UK).

Maura O'Connor

The Development of Infant Education in Ireland, 1838-1948
Epochs and Eras

Series: Rethinking Education - Vol. 4

Year of Publication: 2010
Oxford, 2010. XXIV, 301 pp., num. ill., tables and graphs

ISBN 978-3-0343-0142-8 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0025-3 (eBook)

Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History 2013

David Snowdon won the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History 2013 and Fiona Skillen was also highly commended by the prize committee as a runner-up.

David Snowdon

Writing the Prizefight
Pierce Egan's Boxiana World

Year of Publication: 2013
Oxford, 2013. 259 pp., 2 b/w ill.

ISBN 978-3-0343-0990-5 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0485-5 (eBook)

Fiona Skillen

Women, Sport and Modernity in Interwar Britain

Year of Publication: 2013
Oxford, 2013. 270 pp., 5 b/w ill., 19 tables, 2 graphs

ISBN 978-3-0343-0275-3 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0524-1 (eBook)

2014 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Memory Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the 2014 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Memory Studies.

Proposals are invited from early career scholars in Memory Studies for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the competition will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang.

Proposals for the Memory Studies competition should be submitted to Laurel Plapp (
by 1 September 2014 and include an abstract (including chapter synopses), CV and a sample chapter (5,000 to 10,000 words in length) in separate Microsoft Word documents. Proposals should fit within the scope of the Peter Lang book series Cultural Memories (please see below) and must be written in English. Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted.

The winner will be offered a contract for a non-subsidized paperback book to be published in the Cultural Memories book series within six months of receipt of the complete and approved manuscript. Planned manuscripts should be 60,000 to 100,000 words in length. Authors will be expected to copy-edit the manuscript in accordance with the style guidelines provided.

Applicants should be early career scholars with connections to the UK or Ireland:

  • They should have been awarded a PhD between 2009 and 2014 or expect to be awarded a PhD in 2015.
  • They should be resident in the UK or Ireland, or hold British or Irish citizenship or resident status, or have completed some or all of their postgraduate education at a British or Irish university.

Decisions will be made by 15 December 2014 and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.

For general information about the competition, please contact Peter Lang Ltd, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU. E-mail: or Tel: 01865 514160.

Cultural Memories
Edited by Katia Pizzi

Cultural Memories is the publishing project of the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London. The Centre is international in scope and promotes innovative research with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to memory.

This series supports the Centre by furthering original research in the global field of cultural memory studies. In particular, it seeks to challenge a monumentalizing model of memory in favour of a more fluid and heterogeneous one, where history, culture and memory are seen as complementary and intersecting. The series embraces new methodological approaches, encompassing a wide range of technologies of memory in cognate fields, including comparative studies, cultural studies, history, literature, media and communication, and cognitive science. The aim of Cultural Memories is to encourage and enhance research in the broad field of memory studies while, at the same time, pointing in new directions, providing a unique platform for creative and forward-looking scholarship in the discipline.

Previous Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition Winners

Forthcoming 2015

Winner in Irish Studies 2013:
Dr. Whitney Standlee
‘Power to Observe’: Irish Women Novelists in Britain, 1890-1916

Winner in German Studies 2013:
Dr. Frances Mossop
Mapping Berlin: Representations of Space in the Weimar Feuilleton

Winner in Film Studies 2012

Paula Blair

Old Borders, New Technologies
Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland

Year of Publication: 2014
Oxford, 2014. 281 pp., 30 b/w ill.

ISBN 978-3-0343-0945-5 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0594-4 (eBook)

Winner in Irish Studies 2011

Zélie Asava

The Black Irish Onscreen
Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities in Irish Film and Television

Series: Reimagining Ireland - Vol. 16

Year of Publication: 2013
Oxford, 2013. 203 pp., 5 b/w ill.

ISBN 978-3-0343-0839-7 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0507-4 (eBook)

Winner in French Studies 2011

Ruth Kitchen

A Legacy of Shame
French Narratives of War and Occupation

Year of Publication: 2013
Oxford, 2013. 191 pp.

ISBN 978-3-0343-0856-4 hb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0508-1 (eBook)

Winner in German Studies 2011

Katya Krylova

Walking Through History
Topography and Identity in the Works of Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard

Year of Publication: 2013
Oxford, 2013. XIV, 274 pp., num. b/w ill.

ISBN 978-3-0343-0845-8 pb. (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0392-6 (eBook)