British Academy International Writing Workshops: Access to Justice in Southeast Asia


Georgia Antonopoulou (University of Birmingham)

From 24 to 26 September 2024, the International Writing Workshop ‘Reimagining Access to Justice: An Equitable Research Partnership with Southeast Asia’ will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia. The writing workshop will focus on the theme of access to civil justice in Southeast Asia and is funded by the British Academy’s International Writing Workshops Programme. It will be organised under three sub-themes: (1) Barriers to Access to Justice, (2) Digital Technologies in Civil Justice, and (3) Access to Justice and Sustainable Development. Senior scholars with specialisation in the relevant workshop themes and editorial experience with leading journals will offer detailed, hands-on feedback on participants’ draft articles and give presentations on effective academic writing and publishing practices. The workshops will cover reasonable costs of travel, accommodation, and meals for the selected participants.

Applications: We invite submissions from researchers and academics, especially at their early stages of their careers, from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Applications should be in English and emailed to the PI Dr G. Antonopoulou, Birmingham Law School, the University of Birmingham ( They should include:

  • an abstract (max. 200 words);
  • a draft article (max. 5,000 words);
  • a Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages long); and
  • a brief statement of motivation (max. 600 words).

The deadline for submission is the 15 July 2024.

During the writing workshop, the selected participants will give a presentation of their articles and then receive feedback from senior scholars with editorial experience to improve and publish their articles. In June 2025, a follow-up writing workshop will take place to monitor improvement. During the second writing workshop, training on writing funding applications will also be provided. The Call for Papers is also available here.

We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups. The University of Birmingham’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion policy can be found here. While attendance in person is required for the first writing workshop, the option of online attendance can be offered upon request during the second workshop. Special consideration will be given to female participants vested with childcare and/or other domestic responsibilities. Interested applicants are encouraged to include in their statement of motivation any necessary reasonable adjustments to facilitate their meaningful participation in the workshops.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!