CBSE Early Career Researchers Writing Workshop

May 9, 2019

To mark its 50th anniversary, Journal of Baltic Studies, in association with Routledge, Taylor & Francis, will be holding a writing workshop for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) during the 2019 Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (CBSE). This three-hour workshop is primarily intended to benefit early-to-mid-career scholars working in the field of Baltic studies at any global academic institution. Authors should submit their application and a first draft of their paper by 17th May 2019. See below for further details.

Aims of the Workshop

The workshop aims to provide an opportunity for ECRs to interact with established scholars drawn from key academic institutions, the Journal of Baltic Studies Editorial Board, the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the publishing industry. It is intended as a platform for capacity development in our discipline. It seeks to contribute to the development of a cadre of scholars who will be actively involved in writing and publishing, and in progressing the field. It will use a small group mentoring approach through which up to 10 participants will work on their papers guided by an experienced academic Editor and Editorial Board members.


The workshop also aims to stimulate new thinking and encourage writing in new research areas, using novel approaches to research and writing on Baltic studies, and which engage with the themes and aims and scope of the major journal in our field, Journal of Baltic Studies.


Participants must currently be in the final stages of a PhD or have defended their PhD within the last seven years. Participants must have prepared a paper for the workshop for mentoring, which should be broadly in line with the aims of scope of Journal of Baltic Studies.

Submission and Confirmation

Participants must submit the following by 17th May 2019:

(1) a CV

(2) a first draft of their paper, of between 5,000-10,000 words.

The full call for papers can be downloaded here. Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line ‘CBSE ECR workshop application’.

The Organising Committee will inform applicants by 31st May 2019 if they have been successful. If you do not receive a response by this date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Please direct any queries to [email protected] and [email protected].