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Library 2022/23 Open Access Monograph competition: winning entries

05 Sep 2023

We are pleased to announce the winning entries of the 2022/23 Open Access Monograph Competition.

This year, we received a record 33 entries from various Schools across the University covering a diverse range of topics. The entries were considered by Neil Humphrey, Associate Dean: Research in the Faculty of Humanities, together with a representative panel, who selected the nine winning titles.  

Commenting on this year’s competition, Neil Humphrey said ‘This year we received an impressive range of entries from Schools across the University. It was very difficult to make a selection, but we feel the winning entries are representative of the breadth and quality of research being carried out by staff at the University.’  

The titles below will be published Open Access with costs covered by the University Open Access Fund.




Helen Holmes 

The materiality of nothing; exploring our relationships with objects absent and present 


Thomas Lavers 

Ethiopia’s ‘Developmental State’: Political Order and Distributive Crisis 

Cambridge University Press 

Stephen Hutchings 

Projecting Russia in a Mediatized World: Recursive Nationhood 


Amelia Bonea 

Footnotes of History? Women and Science in the Twentieth Century 

Manchester University Press 

Robert Griffiths 

Rethinking Secondary Mental Healthcare: A Perceptual Control Theory Approach 


Mark Carrigan 

The Public and Their Platforms: Public Sociology in an Era of Social Media 

Bristol University Press 

Sophie Yarker 

Reimagining Age-friendly Communities: Urban ageing and spatial justice 

Policy Press 

Tanja Bastia 

Diverse Transnational Care, Ageing and Migration in Bolivia 

Bristol University Press 

Hilary Pilkington 

Resisting Radicalisation? Understanding Young People’s Journeys Through Radicalising Milieus 


The OA monograph competition is made possible through collaboration between the Library’s Research Services and Engagement Teams and staff from various Schools across the University.