Call for Abstracts: International Conference on Korean Studies

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The University of Nairobi, Kenya, will host an international conference on Korean studies December 12-13, 2014. The conference will be a platform for interdisciplinary discussions covering academia and research in Korean studies, as well as administrative matters and experiences of Korean studies programs around the world. The academic disciplines involved include Korean language, linguistics, literature, history, archeology, political science, administration, philosophy, religious studies, and economics.

The conference will bring together experts, scholars, and administrators to consider some of the pressing issues facing Korean studies in the modern university in an open forum. Apart from debate in academic fields, the conference goal is to better understand the development, proliferation, and challenges of Korean studies programs, as well as to assess their impact and significance in modern society.

Those wishing to present papers at the conference, whose theme is “Past, Present and Future of Korean Studies,” should submit abstracts of not more than 300 words in English by e-mail to koreanstudies@uonbi.ac.ke and audreyaduol@gmail.com. Abstracts should be typed using 12pt
Times New Roman font in Microsoft Word format and should be single spaced.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is June 30, 2014. Those accepted will be notified by July 15. The deadline for conference registration and submission of final papers is August 15, 2014.

The conference will be held at the Safari Park Hotel (http://www.safaripark-hotel.com), P.O. Box 45038-00100, Nairobi, Kenya. Papers presented will be considered for publication in a special issue of one of the University of Nairobi journals.

For further information, contact the Korea Studies Office (koreanstudies@uonbi.ac.ke), Department of Linguistics and Languages, University of Nairobi.