Call for Writing Support Programme 2023

We invite early career authors (ECR-s) to submit a proposal for a draft article or book chapter and join a series of monthly workshops in which they receive hands-on feedback on their ongoing work, from established scholars and ECR peers. The purposes of the group discussions are to advance the writing process, to boost productivity and to strengthen the community of European environmental historians.

How does it work?

Facilitated by Dr. Andrea Gaynor, from The University of Western Australia, the workshop sessions are organized online on a monthly basis from January to June. Draft papers are pre-circulated at least ten days in advance of the session and all participants are expected to provide feedback. Each session discusses two papers and lasts 1.5 hours (45 minutes per paper).

A look at last year’s round is available here:

ESEH NEXTGATe is looking for:

  • Early Career Researchers (ECRs, including graduate, post-graduate, PhD students and non-tenured researchers) in Environmental History, willing to share an article or book chapter in progress, of no more than 10,000 words, and to offer feedback in their turn, committing to participate in at least five sessions
  • Senior Scholars, willing to act as discussants and facilitators.

Submission guidelines

To submit a proposal, please send an email by 29th November to Monica Vasile at including the following information:

  • Name and affiliation;
  • type of publication (Article or chapter; the publication venue);
  • working title
  • abstract or brief description of the planned text (max. 200 words);
  • time zone;
  • month you would like to present.

Please note that spaces are limited, in order to keep the number of sessions to a maximum of six. Participants from previous rounds are eligible, although we will prioritize first-time applicants. We expect to notify the applicants by the end of December.

The Mentorship Programme is coordinated by: Andrea Gaynor, Noémi Ujházy, Sevgi Mutlu Sirakova, and Monica Vasile.

Feel free to contact Monica Vasile ( for further information.

Download the call in pdf here.