Call for Abstracts: International Conference on Korean Studies

image: University of Nairobi logoThe 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.