The 3rd International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites proposals for participation in the conference, which will be held May 8–9, 2015. This conference is held yearly to give graduate students in all academic fields an opportunity to present their research on Korea, share academic interests, and build a community of future Korean studies scholars. All methodologies and disciplinary traditions are welcome for submission, as long as the proposed paper topic is specific to Korea.
Abstracts of no more than 250 words may be submitted to NEKSTconference@umich.edu by January 13, 2015. Include “NEKST Conference Abstract” in the subject of the e-mail. Indicate your full name, institution, academic discipline, contact information (e-mail and telephone), and paper title in your email or abstract. Applicants will be notified of decisions in early February. If accepted, completed papers will be due by April 16. Lodging and on-site meals will be provided during the conference. Additionally, accepted speakers may apply for limited travel grants.
The 3rd NEKST Conference is sponsored by the Nam Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with the support of the Korea Foundation. The conference organizing committee is formed from students in the Korean Studies Graduate Working Group at the University of Michigan, the Woosong Korean Studies Graduate Fellows at Seoul National University, and the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California.
For further information, contact NEKSTconference@umich.edu.