Call for Papers: Kaleidoscope The Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Journal of the Institute of Advanced Study

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University. Working under the auspices of Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study, Kaleidoscope is designed to foster international communication between postgraduates in different disciplines, to promote excellence in interdisciplinary research, and raise awareness of the IAS as a public forum for interdisciplinary scholarship. A key feature of Kaleidoscope is that it embodies and connects diverse subject areas in a single publication, whether in the Arts and Humanities, the Sciences, or the Social Sciences. The IAS publishes a new theme for study each year, and submissions are particularly encouraged relating to this theme.

The theme carried over academic year 2013-14 is ‘Light’.

Suggestions include, but are not limited to:

  • Nature and Geometry of Light
  • Scientific Processes Utilising Light
  • Narrating and Representing Light
  • Experiencing Light
  • Light and Wellbeing
  • Light, Culture, and Practices

More information on possible approaches can be found at:

While submissions interpreting this theme are particularly encouraged from postgraduate students and post-doctoral scholars from all disciplines, articles on other topics are also welcome.

Recognising that different disciplines apply different styles and standards of writing, we welcome material of individual or collaborative authorship in a variety of formats, including, but not restricted to:

  • Full-length articles (up to 10000 words) of original scholarship in your discipline;
  • Shorter articles reflecting on how the current theme relates to your discipline;
  • Reflections on how your work is informed by working across disciplines;
  • Short book reviews (1000 words);
  • Review essays.

This is an excellent opportunity to communicate concepts and ideas to those in other fields. Thus, writing styles should take account of this aim. Further details and submission guidelines can be found at:

The final deadline for submissions will be 29th June 2014.

For all enquiries, please contact a member of the editorial team at: