Call for Papers: 8th Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention in Europe

The Kore­an Stud­ies Grad­u­ate Stu­dents Con­ven­tion (KSGSC) in Europe com­mit­tee has announced the 8th con­ven­tion for grad­u­ate stu­dents. The con­ven­tion will take place at Mai­son de l’Asie, Paris, Sep­tem­ber 13–15, 2011, and will be host­ed by the Cen­tre de Recherch­es sur la Corée (EHESS), the Cen­tre d’Études Coréennes (INALCO), and the Kore­an Sec­tion of the INALCO.

The con­fer­ence aims to give grad­u­ate stu­dents in all Korea-relat­ed fields an oppor­tu­ni­ty to present their research, share aca­d­e­m­ic inter­ests, and strength­en ties with oth­er junior schol­ars. The con­ven­tion is orga­nized by the KSGSC com­mit­tee and is fund­ed by the Korea Foun­da­tion, under the umbrel­la of the Asso­ci­a­tion for Kore­an Stud­ies in Europe (AKSE).

The con­ven­tion is open to par­tic­i­pa­tion by M.A. stu­dents, Ph.D. stu­dents, and post-docs who have received their Ph.D. in the last two years. It is open to appli­cants from out­side Europe, but pref­er­ence in the selec­tion process will be giv­en to stu­dents study­ing at Euro­pean uni­ver­si­ties.

Accom­mo­da­tions (twin room) and meals will be pro­vid­ed to all accept­ed par­tic­i­pants. Accept­ed par­tic­i­pants from with­in Europe (i.e., who are based at a uni­ver­si­ty in Europe) will be offered a trans­port grant of approx­i­mate­ly 120 Euros.

All suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be expect­ed to give a thir­ty-minute pre­sen­ta­tion (twen­ty min­utes pre­sen­ta­tion plus ten min­utes Q&A). All par­tic­i­pants will have to sub­mit their full paper (5–7 pages) by July 1, 2011.

Appli­cants should sub­mit the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion by e-mail to

  • Full name as it should in the abstract book­let
  • Con­tact infor­ma­tion (e-mail and tele­phone)
  • Major area of study (region and dis­ci­pline)
  • Title of paper
  • One-page (500 words max­i­mum) abstract in print-ready for­mat, includ­ing author’s name and insti­tu­tion.

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is April 1, 2011. Appli­cants will be con­tact­ed by the end of April regard­ing the accep­tance of appli­ca­tions.

The orga­niz­ers will appre­ci­ate receiv­ing appli­ca­tions only from those who are def­i­nite­ly able to attend the con­ven­tion. Appli­cants who con­firm and then lat­er can­cel their par­tic­i­pa­tion poten­tial­ly deprive oth­ers of the chance of attend­ing and lead to waste of KSGSC resources.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact the KSGSC com­mit­tee (