Call for Papers: Digital Korea

image: Nam Center logoThe Nam Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan invites pro­pos­als for inclu­sion in the forth­com­ing con­fer­ence Dig­i­tal Korea: His­to­ry, Use, and Effects of New Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nolo­gies (Per­spec­tives on Con­tem­po­rary Korea Con­fer­ence Series V). The con­fer­ence is sched­uled for Novem­ber 13 – 14, 2015, at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan in Ann Arbor.

The Dig­i­tal Korea con­fer­ence aims to show­case inno­v­a­tive schol­ar­ly work exam­in­ing var­i­ous aspects of the roles played by social media, mobile phones, and oth­er new com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies in Korea. The con­fer­ence is open to all method­olog­i­cal and dis­ci­pli­nary tra­di­tions, includ­ing the­o­ry-dri­ven research and inno­v­a­tive method­olog­i­cal approaches.

Some sug­gest­ed areas of inquiry include the con­text and his­to­ry of new media devel­op­ment and adop­tion in Korea; every­day indi­vid­ual uses of new media in civic domains; use of new media in the areas of health, sus­tain­abil­i­ty, and the envi­ron­ment; use of new media in inter­pret­ing cul­ture and con­tex­tu­al­iz­ing cur­rent events; and relat­ing Kore­an val­ues and tra­di­tions to new media trends.

Pro­pos­als must be sub­mit­ted no lat­er than Fri­day, July 31, 2015 (U.S. East­ern Time). Sub­mis­sions may include full papers or abbre­vi­at­ed papers (approx­i­mate­ly 5 – 8 pages and includ­ing a descrip­tion of method­ol­o­gy and find­ings). All sub­mis­sions must include a sep­a­rate cov­er page and an abstract of approx­i­mate­ly 250 words. The cov­er page should include title, name(s) of the author(s), affil­i­a­tion, mail­ing address, e-mail address of cor­re­spond­ing author, and a phone num­ber. Sub­mis­sions should be sent as Microsoft Word files via e-mail to digitalkorea@umich.edu.

Inquiries may be direct­ed to the con­fer­ence orga­niz­er, Prof. Nojin Kwak (kwak@umich.edu) of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Stud­ies, direc­tor of the Nam Cen­ter for Kore­an Studies.