Monthly Archives: July 2016

‘Letters from Utopia’ – dispatches from the co-operative university of the future

Don’t miss this month’s Post-16 Educator , which hosts Joss Winn’s and Mike Neary’s ‘Letters from Utopia’, an epistolary communication from an alternative educational future which is grounded in their six years of research and practice of co-operative higher education.

Letters from Utopia

Co-operative Higher Education Research blog

Final project report, Beyond Public and Private: A New Framework for Co-operative Higher Education  (2016).

2016 marks the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia.


2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Education Studies

Peter Lang publishing is holding a Young Scholars Competition in Education Studies. The winner will be offered a paperback book contract. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2016.

“Proposals are invited from early career scholars ­for academic monographs in the area of Education Studies to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the competition will receive a contract to publish the volume in the book series New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education. This new series supports emergent work on education that combines emphases on theory and activism, focusing on challenges to recent developments in education policy arising from the marketisation and commodification of education and educational institutions. In particular, the series welcomes work that does not simply critique these developments, but marks out a space for new and alternative educational practice. This work might focus on university education, further education or school institutions at primary or secondary level.”

Proposals for the competition should be submitted to Christabel Scaife ( by 31 August 2016 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 under review elsewhere should not be submitted.