Newsletter CFP

If you would like to submit a short article for the final issue of the GCfE Newsletter for this academic year you have until Friday to do so. The Newsletter runs 2-3 issues per academic year and alongside publicising our GCfE events also looks to feature short pieces by postgraduates. Submissions might include brief articles about your work or current research in your field, conference and seminar reviews or opinion pieces. Feel free to submit anything from your thoughts about the election results to the upcoming Women’s World Cup. We’d also be willing to run original creative pieces such as poems, cartoons or photography.

Please send your submission to by 22 May 2015. Please include your name and any affiliation details (e.g. university, degree, etc) you would like published alongside your piece. You can also request to have your submission printed anonymously.

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Call for Papers

The Graduate Centre for Europe publications team has a couple of cfp announcements for our end of year GCfE Newsletter and the Birmingham Journal for Europe.

First, our GCfE Newsletter is open for submissions for short articles on any topic. This can include reports of recent conferences and seminar series, new research and works, collaborative projects, opinion pieces and so forth. The Newsletter would also be happy to run artistic pieces such as original poems, sketches and photography. For the Newsletter submissions do not have to be linked exclusively to European research, although the GCfE always loves to see more topics of this nature. If you would like to submit a short piece for publication within our final newsletter of the 2015/2016 year please email your submission as a Word Document to by 22 May 2015. If you have any queries feel free to send those our way as well. Previous versions of our newsletter can be found here:

Second, our cfp for the next issue of the Birmingham Journal for Europe is open for article submissions. This issue is accepting articles on any topic relevant to research in Europe. This is an interdisciplinary publication which is peer-reviewed by relevant academics at the University of Birmingham. In previous years this publication has been linked to our conference themes, and articles related to this year’s Dissidence theme or last year’s Travelling Europe theme are certainly welcome as we do not have journal issues on these topics. However, articles touching on other themes, topics and ideas are also encouraged as the journal moves to broaden its scope over the next year. Articles should be approximately 6000 words in length and adhere to the MHRA referencing guide. The full cfp for this issue is available on our publications tab and articles should be submitted no later than 30 November 2015. To see the previous issues of our journal please visit:

Finally, if anyone is interested in getting involved with the GCfE committee and/or publications team we are always looking for new members to get involved. The committee organises a series of events and an annual conference and the publications team edits and publishes the journal, a newsletter and this blog. If you would like to get involved please do get in touch. Official positions may be advertised soon, but there is always room for members who would like to participate in the forum without taking on a dedicated role.

Birmingham Journal for Europe – Extended Deadline and Expanded CFP Theme

The Birmingham Journal for Europe is at this time extending its deadline for the submission of articles to the 30th of November 2014. As the GCfE Publications team has been involved with another publications project on the theme of “Travelling Europe” we are at this time also opening the call to include further papers on any topic relevant to research in or about Europe. As always the BJfE is open to postgraduates researching within any academic field currently offered within the University of Birmingham including politics, sociology, economics, technology, communications, medical and biosciences, education, law, history, music, culture, literature, environmental sciences, engineering and physical sciences, modern languages and business. The journal is peer reviewed by academics within the university who specialise in the field closest to research area of the author in order to ensure all papers are of the highest academic standard.

Our full call for papers can be found here: Birmingham Journal for Europe 2014-2015 CfP

Please note that papers need to be approximately 6,000 words in length, be submitted as a Word document and most conform to the MHRA style guide (a quick guide is attached to the CFP) prior to submitting your paper. Papers that do not meet these requirements will not be considered for initial review. If you have any queries about the requirements please do not hesitate to contact the publications team at

Authors will retain the full copyright to their work and may use it for any purpose (including commercial) in the future. However, we do ask that you do not submit papers to us that you have currently submitted to other journals and that you notify us in the event that you submit your article elsewhere in the future (i.e. after the next issue of the BJfE is published).

If you are looking to submit book reviews and/or notes we will launch a second call for these shorter submissions after the closing date of our article deadline. Keep an eye on our pages for more information about this.

We look forward to receiving your articles and invite our readers to circulate this call for papers amongst interested postgraduates.


Call for Articles

The GCfE publications team is now seeking submissions for two different publications:

1. Reviews for the Birmingham Journal for Europe

We are seeking reviews of recent book/journal/article publications of approximately 1,000 words to publish with the third issue of our journal which is currently projected for mid-June.This issue will be entitled ‘Europe: Brink of Collapse or Portrait of Progress?’ and for this volume postgraduate researchers from any disciplinary background were invited to offer their own reflections on either European collapse or progress. This may explore the concept of upheaval through time and space in considering Europe’s shifting fortunes and relationships with the outside world. Conversely, papers were encouraged to examine European contributions to the ideas of growth, progress, and innovation both at present and throughout history. Published papers will focus on Europe as a whole or concentrate specifically on one or a few European nations.

Material reviewed can be on any topic and from any disciplinary background of the reviewers choosing; however, priority will be given to authors who are offering to review material that might possibly relate to the theme of this volume (i.e. collapse or progress in Europe). If you are interested please send an email to by 6 May 2014 and let us know what book/article/journal you would be interested in reviewing. Please expect to have the article written by 10 June 2014 (we will confirm by the 10th of May if we think the material you plan to review is suitable for our publication). We are unfortunately unable to provide materials to review and are therefore looking for reviews of publications that you own or have access to.

This is an online publication and the articles would be published with our journal on our website.  This is the first issue that is projected to include reviews and we are looking for authors who would be willing to help us expand upon this current publication.

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2. Content Articles for the GCfE Newsletter

The third issue of the GCfE Newsletter is due to be published at the end of the exam term. We are currently seeking content articles which are expected to be around 250-500 words in length. The topic is chosen by you the author and can be anything including a conference or project review, thoughts on current events, etc. Previous topics have included a discussion of research at CERN and the Grimsel test site, the upcoming EU elections and an ongoing research project into Medieval Spanish. If you are interested please email us at by 6 May 2014 and let us know that you would like to submit a content article and on what topic. You will be expected to submit this article by no later than 23 May 2014. For this publication we will aim to respond to emails within a few business days to confirm our interest in your article.

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