CFP: Journal of Employability and The Humanities (ongoing; journal)

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Anna Clare Richardson
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The Journal of Employability and The Humanities is for everyone in the
Humanities. As a bi-annual, refereed journal produced in collaboration
with the Centre for Employability Through the Humanities (ceth), at the
University of Central Lancashire, its intention is to create space for a
dialogue between Humanities and employability. We want to hear your
experiences of teaching, developing and researching employability and
stress that prior knowledge of employability literature and models is
not necessary. We do, however, also encourage contributions from the
experienced practitioner or theorist. We also welcome contributions from
students (undergraduate, postgraduate and mature) about their work and
classroom experiences, especially for the student editorial, short
discussion pieces or case studies.

The Journal of Employability and The Humanities seeks to provide a
truly unique multidisciplinary approach to the question of student
employability in the 21st Century and beyond. We have avoided using
subject groupings for defining Humanities as this is contested and
varies within and across institutions. Whilst we recognise that
boundaries between the subject areas exist, these are understood to be
permeable, enabling the cross-discipline transferability of skills,
methodologies and approaches. Humanities is therefore defined within
this context according to methodologies, for example: oral history;
close textual analysis; archival research; critical reading;
historiography; visual media and so on.

As a result of this our readership is wide, and we therefore welcome
submissions which might include but are not limited to:

- Integrating Employability with Subject
- Subject-specific case studies
- Comparisons between Humanities subjects
- Social Awareness and Employability
- Data-driven research into Graduate Employability
- Strategies of Teaching, Learning and Assessment including Curriculum
Design and Progression
- Careers Development
- Integrating Theory and Practice
- PDP and key skills
- Ethics and value of Employability, Entreprenuership and Enterprise
- Learning from Voluntary and Paid Work Experience
- Using Oral History to record Employability Histories of People,
Institutions or Companies
- How the Employability Agenda is challenging the role of Staff and
Students in HE
- Representations of Employment and Employability in Fiction, Film and
the Media
- Research Techniques
- Comparisons between Humanities and other Subjects, with particular
reference to the Transferability of Skills/Methodologies

The Journal is thematically structured; therefore submissions are
encouraged that fall under one of the following sections:

- Case studies
- Short articles e.g. position/discussion papers
- Longer articles
- Student experience area
- Book/film reviews

We welcome both formal and informal contact with any potential
submitters. If you would like to talk through your ideas with us, please
contact Anna Richardson at

Submission Guidelines

Articles should be submitted electronically to Anna Richardson at and should include an abstract of no more
than 300 words and a brief biographical note on the author. The upper
word limit for submissions is as follows:

- Research Papers: 6000 words
- Reviews: 2000 words
- Case Studies: 1000 words

All articles submitted to the Journal of Employability and The
Humanities should be formatted according to the Harvard Referencing
System. Further details on submission procedures can be found on the
Journal website:

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Received on Sat Feb 24 2007 - 13:11:28 EST