Agenda Publishing CFP

An invitation to submit a book proposal for the Council for European Studies Book Series “Understanding Europe” Published by Agenda Publishing

Series Editor

  • Mark Vail, Wake Forest University

Editorial advisory board

  • Jean Beaman, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Sara De Jong, York University (UK)
  • Chris Howell, Oberlin College
  • Thomas Oatley, Tulane University
  • Kaija Schilde, Boston University
  • Sarah Wiliarty, Wesleyan University

Understanding Europe

In support of its mission to produce, support, and recognize outstanding, multi-disciplinary research on Europe through a wide range of programs and initiatives, CES has launched a new book series that will publish scholarly research on all aspects of European Studies. Under the editorial guidance of Professor Mark Vail, the series will mirror CES’ commitment to supporting research that plays a critical role in understanding contemporary Europe, its nation states, institutions, and societies. Our aim is to publish high-profile and deeply substantive work that engages with many of the central debates of our age, from established and new scholars alike. 

The editorial team are actively soliciting new projects for the series. We offer unrivalled editorial support to experienced and first-time authors and editors, starting with the proposal process. Before submitting an outline, we would encourage you to contact one of the editors involved with the series to discuss your ideas and the project.

We will consider carefully curated edited collections that bring together the expertise of specialists to engage with issues in depth and with breadth. It is important that such a collection meet a high standard and that the contributors be engaged in the broader aims of the book. We can advise on how to achieve this, if you are new to book editing, or discuss options, if you are not. Topics that are of interest include and are not limited to:

  • The legacy of Europe’s colonial past
  • Ideology and economic crisis
  • Security and international relations (with the US, Russia, China etc.)
  • Trade
  • Social and economic inequality
  • Race, ethnicity, and (im)migration
  • Identity
  • Labour and industrial relations
  • Gender and women in European politics

Click the button below to watch an interview about the “Understanding Europe” series with Mark Vail and Erik Jones. The Passcode is: zFs^2s6+ 

To submit a proposal, please download the form below, fill it out, and send it back to Alison Howson (

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to us for consideration or in discussing an idea that you might be interested in developing, then please contact Alison Howson (, publisher at Agenda, in the first instance, who will be pleased to answer any questions you might have about the series and advise you on how to approach the proposal and publishing process and who would be best to help you with the project from our team.

Alison Howson:
Phone: +44 (0)7850 858801

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