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Call for Submissions - Junior Scholars Blog

Posted by Stavroula Chrona •

As the new co-ordinators of the Junior Scholars blog, we thought of ways in which we could maximise its potential for stimulating dialogue and creating a sense of community among the ISPP Junior Scholars. We also wanted to give the blog a distinct voice, separate from the content of the ISPP social media accounts and the newsletter.

For these reasons, we have decided to request submissions from the Junior Scholar community to be posted on the blog. We aim to make this a regular occurrence (bi-monthly) and will be organising submissions around broad themes, which we hope will appeal to as broad a section of the community as possible. So keep an eye on the blog to take part in the open dialogue either by sending us your pieces, commenting on the ones we will be uploading and also to be notified about our next calls for submissions!

The first theme on which we will be accepting submissions is identity. This theme can be interpreted as broadly or as specifically as you like, and can be related to your research or be based entirely on your own opinions.

We are not looking for academic articles (we assume you are occupied with these anyway!) - really what we are looking for are interesting pieces, written in an informal style, and keeping references to a minimum. The maximum word limit is between 800- 1.000 words.

If you would like to make a submission, or ask any questions about submitting, please contact us at s.chrona@surrey.ac.uk (Stavroula) or eodwyer01@qub.ac.uk (Emma). The deadline for submissions on the theme of identity is 1st January. We strongly encourage early submissions (even if it is much before the closing date), so please feel free to send us your piece as soon as you complete it.

Finally, we are interested in hearing your views about what you would like from the JSC blog - it is your space and we want you to be involved, so get in touch if you can think of ways in which the blog can be improved. We are especially interested in your ideas about the visual appearance of the blog and any alternative activities that you feel we could include in the blog, so if you have thoughts on these issues we would be very glad to hear them. We are looking forward to receiving your contributions and hearing your ideas!


Emma and Stavroula

 

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