Call for Papers: Fifth Worldwide Consortium of Korean Studies Centers Workshop

The World­wide Con­sor­tium of Kore­an Stud­ies Cen­ters invites pro­pos­als from grad­u­ate stu­dents for papers to be pre­sent­ed at its Fifth Inter­na­tion­al Work­shop on Kore­an Stud­ies. The work­shop, on the theme “Korea Cop­ing with Globalization,” will be held July 7–10, 2009, at the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies, Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at noa, Hon­olu­lu, Hawai‘i, U.S.A.

The World­wide Con­sor­tium of Kore­an Stud­ies Cen­ters work­shops are designed to pro­vide a forum for grad­u­ate stu­dents in Kore­an stud­ies to share their research in a sup­port­ive and encour­ag­ing envi­ron­ment and to pro­mote schol­ar­ly inter­est in Korea around the globe.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing grad­u­ate stu­dents will give pre­sen­ta­tions on top­ics of their choice relat­ed to the work­shop theme in a series of the­mat­i­cal­ly or method­olog­i­cal­ly coher­ent pan­els chaired by estab­lished aca­d­e­mics drawn from the region and from Con­sor­tium mem­ber uni­ver­si­ties. These pan­els will be fol­lowed by work­shops at which these aca­d­e­mics will dis­cuss the papers pre­sent­ed, com­ment­ing on dis­ci­pli­nary and method­olog­i­cal issues and rec­om­mend­ing ways in which the papers can be improved for pub­li­ca­tion. Gen­er­al dis­cus­sion will fol­low.

Twelve grad­u­ate stu­dents will be cho­sen through open com­pe­ti­tion to present papers. Twelve addi­tion­al grad­u­ate stu­dents nom­i­nat­ed by Con­sor­tium mem­ber uni­ver­si­ties also will be select­ed to par­tic­i­pate. Any grad­u­ate stu­dent spe­cial­iz­ing in Kore­an stud­ies, includ­ing those enrolled in non-Con­sor­tium insti­tu­tions, may apply for an invi­ta­tion to the work­shop. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to stu­dents enrolled in doc­tor­al pro­grams.

Grad­u­ate stu­dents from insti­tu­tions out­side Hawai‘i who are select­ed to take part in the work­shop will be eli­gi­ble for fund­ing assis­tance. This assis­tance will cov­er accom­mo­da­tions and meals dur­ing the work­shop, as well as a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of trav­el expens­es.

Appli­ca­tions must be sub­mit­ted by April 30, 2009, and must include an abstract (in Eng­lish or Kore­an) and a cur­ricu­lum vitae (in Eng­lish or Kore­an). The abstract should be no more than TWO pages (8.5 x 11 in., not A4), 11-point font, one-inch mar­gins, sin­gle spaced. An option­al addi­tion­al page is per­mit­ted for data and ref­er­ences. Sub­mis­sions are lim­it­ed to one indi­vid­ual abstract per author. The cur­ricu­lum vitae should not exceed three pages (8.5 x 11 in.).

Appli­ca­tions must be sub­mit­ted by e-mail addressed to Please send the files (MS Word only please, not hwp for­mat) as attach­ments, rather than in the body of your e-mail mes­sage. In the body of your e-mail mes­sage, include name and affil­i­a­tion, address, phone num­ber, and e-mail address, fol­lowed by the paper title copied from the top of the first page of the abstract.

Use the fol­low­ing sub­ject head­er for your e-mail: “WORLDWIDE, Last name, First name.”

Select­ed stu­dents will be noti­fied by May 15, 2009. Drafts of the com­plet­ed papers must be sub­mit­ted by June 15, 2009.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact the work­shop coor­di­na­tor:
Hae­jin Eliz­a­beth Koh, Ph.D.
(808) 956‑8469

The mem­bers of the World­wide Con­sor­tium of Kore­an Stud­ies Cen­ters are Korea Uni­ver­si­ty, Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty, Yon­sei Uni­ver­si­ty, Kyushu Uni­ver­si­ty, Peking Uni­ver­si­ty, Fudan Uni­ver­si­ty, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at noa, UCLA, the Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia, Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty, the Aus­tralian Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty, and the School of Ori­en­tal and African Stud­ies, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don.