Preparing Your First Academic Article: A CEMS KCL Workshop

Date / time: 17 February, 12:00 am

Call for applications to participate in workshop, deadline – 17 February 2023

The Centre for Early Modern Studies at King’s warmly invites expressions of interest in this year’s ‘Preparing Your First Academic Article’ workshop, which is aimed at helping late-stage PGRs and ECRs to develop articles for publication. This in-person session will provide participants with detailed feedback on their writing, specific guidance on navigating the relevant peer-review process, as well as the opportunity to discuss their work and ideas in a collegiate environment.

The workshop will take place on Thursday 11 May 2023 between 10am and 5pm on the top floor of the Strand Building (S8.08) at King’s. All participants will be required to submit a completed article draft in advance of the session by Friday 14 April 2023 (max. 10,000 words). Each paper will receive at least 30 minutes of discussion and each participant will receive written feedback on their work from a scholar working within a related field.

The workshop will be held in-person and attendance is a prerequisite for participation in the process. Participants will be expected to have read all other papers in advance of our meeting. Please do bear this in mind when considering your application.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 17 February 2023, at 5pm. Please email with the following information in order to apply:

  • Name
  • Stage of research (please include expected or actual date of thesis submission)
  • Department / Institution
  • A paragraph outline of your PhD project (max. 300 words)
  • A provisional article title (we will not hold you to this, but this will help us to match your work to a suitable scholar)
  • Proposed place of publication (max. 2)

We welcome applications from PGRs and ECRs outside of King’s, but numbers are restricted for obvious reasons. As such, we will prioritise KCL students in all instances, and then final-year PhD candidates and ECRs within twelve-months of thesis submission thereafter.

Please do send any questions to

We look forward to hearing from you.

All best wishes,
The Centre for Early Modern Studies at King’s (CEMS KCL)

Key Dates:

Friday 17 February 2023 — Deadline for expressions of interest.
Friday 14 April 2023 — Deadline for submission of article draft.
Thursday 11 May 2023 — In-person workshop at King’s, 10am – 5pm.