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Call for Papers

GEM – Gate to the Eastern Mediterranean

– Society for the Students of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham –

 Call for Papers


The editorial team is proud to announce a Call for Papers for the fourth issue, to be published in October 2015. We look forward to receiving contributions in English by postgraduate students in Byzantine, Ottoman, and/or Modern Greek Studies in the UK and abroad, in the following forms:


We welcome articles on topics of history, archaeology, anthropology, or on any other field relating to the three areas of our Centre. Contributions should be between 3,000 and 7,000 words and must include a bibliography (excepted from the word count). Articles should follow the Chicago Manual of Style and should include a 150-word abstract. It is author’s responsibility to obtain permission in written form to use any copyrighted image.

Book Review

Reviews of between 700 and 1,000 words are welcomed on any work published in the last three years in the fields of Byzantine, Ottoman, or Modern Greek Studies. If you are interested in contributing, please contact the general editor about the choice of book for review before submitting.


This section aims to present the diversity of postgraduate research activities and opportunities in Byzantine, Ottoman, and/or Modern Greek Studies. Contributions between 500 and 1,000 words are welcomed. Types of contribution may include, but are not limited to, archaeological reports, thesis summaries, conference reports, workshop reports, student society introductions, notices of events, etc. Calls for Papers, with deadlines after October 2015, are welcomed and are not subject to the word limit.


For enquiries or submission, please contact the general editor Wei-sheng Lin:

diogenes [at] contacts.bham.ac.uk

The deadline for contributions is 1 August 2015. Contributors will be informed by the general editor of the status of their submission(s) within four weeks of receipt.

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