2014 Groundings poster

Groundings Ancients  are now accepting submissions for this year’s publication around the theme of ‘Identity and Transformation’. The theme can be explored through a broad range of subject areas from literature and languages, philosophy and classics, history and politics, to economics, art, music, law and many more. This is a prestigious opportunity to have your work published and held in libraries across the country.

‘Identity’ encompasses a host of concerns, from how it is constructed and perceived, to questions about expression, difference, the personal and the collective, ideology, integration, and hegemony. ‘Transformation’ evokes notions of change and transition, gradual and sudden, concrete and conceptual; as well as questions of process, language and communication, subversion, reform, tension, conflict, and revolutions. Many of these concerns are also highly topical. 

Groundings Ancients is an inter-varsity peer-reviewed undergraduate journal in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Submissions are welcome from students at the four ancient universities of Scotland (St Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh), with the top three papers from each institution making it to print. Each university submits on a different theme. Submissions are assessed anonymously by an academic board as well as the journal editors.

Articles can engage with either ‘Identity’ or ‘Transformation’, or both. They can be up to 4000 words (excluding references) and can be written specifically for the journal, adapted from course essays, or chapters of dissertations. All submissions must be previously unpublished. There is a prize of £100 for the best overall article.

The deadline is 2nd February 2014. Please send all submissions and enquiries to groundings.ancients@gmail.com.