Call for Papers: 9th World Congress of Korean Studies

World Congress of Korean Studies site artThe Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies will host the 9th World Con­gress of Kore­an Stud­ies at the Acad­e­my Sep­tem­ber 12th to 14th, 2018. The Con­gress theme is “Human Civ­i­liza­tions and Kore­an Stud­ies.” The orga­niz­ers invite prospec­tive par­tic­i­pants to sub­mit pro­pos­als for both indi­vid­ual pre­sen­ta­tions and pan­els.

Pan­el pro­pos­als should include three or four pre­sen­ters for a ninety-minute pro­gram. The pan­el orga­niz­er should sub­mit a one-page pro­pos­al; one-page abstract for each presenter’s paper; and a cur­ricu­lum vitae for each pre­sen­ter.

The orga­niz­ing com­mit­tee will assign indi­vid­ual papers to pan­els of three or four pre­sen­ters per pan­el. Indi­vid­ual pro­pos­als should include a one-page abstract of the paper and the presenter’s cur­ricu­lum vitae.

To sub­mit a pro­pos­al, sign up at the World Con­gress of Kore­an Stud­ies Web site (, select Call for Abstracts, and sub­mit the required doc­u­ments (Microsoft Word files only). The appli­ca­tion dead­line is April 27, 2018.

The Con­gress orga­niz­ing com­mit­tee con­sists of Young-kyun Yang (Chair/Academy of Kore­an Stud­ies); Jae Hoon Yeon (Inter­na­tion­al Soci­ety for Kore­an Studies/SOAS, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don); Jo Elfving-Hwang (Kore­an Stud­ies Asso­ci­a­tion of Australasia/University of West­ern Aus­tralia); Sun­y­oung Park (Com­mit­tee on Kore­an Stud­ies, Asso­ci­a­tion for Asian Studies/University of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia ); James B. Lewis (Asso­ci­a­tion for Kore­an Stud­ies in Europe/University of Oxford); and Jeong­soo Shin (Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies).

For fur­ther details regard­ing plans and arrange­ments, con­sult the Con­gress Web site.

Direct inquiries to the Sec­re­tari­at of the World Con­gress of Kore­an Stud­ies Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee at or tele­phone +82–31-739‑9715.