The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inquiries may be directed to the conference organizer, Prof. Nojin Kwak (email@example.com) of the University of Michigan Department of Communication Studies, director of the Nam Center for Korean Studies.