Call For Papers: International Workshop on Korean Studies

UBC logoThe World­wide Con­sor­tium of Kore­an Stud­ies Cen­ters solic­its pro­pos­als from grad­u­ate stu­dents for papers to be pre­sent­ed at its 3rd Inter­na­tion­al Work­shop on Kore­an Stud­ies this sum­mer. The work­shop, on the theme “Korean Iden­ti­ty, Past and Present,” will be held July 3 – 8, 2007, at the Cen­tre for Kore­an Research, Insti­tute of Asian Research, Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia, in Van­cou­ver, British Colum­bia, Canada.

The Inter­na­tion­al Work­shop on Kore­an Stud­ies, at which grad­u­ate stu­dents from around the world are giv­en a chance to meet and exchange research results, has met the last two sum­mers at the Research Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies at Kyushu Uni­ver­si­ty in Fukuo­ka, Japan. For 2007, the venue will change to Van­cou­ver on Canada’s West coast.

Each mem­ber insti­tu­tion of the World­wide Con­sor­tium of Kore­an Stud­ies Cen­ters will select a grad­u­ate stu­dent to present a report in Kore­an at this summer’s work­shop, to be held the first week of July. Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty, Yon­sei Uni­ver­si­ty, Korea Uni­ver­si­ty, Kyushu Uni­ver­si­ty, Peking Uni­ver­si­ty, Fudan Uni­ver­si­ty, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii, UCLA, UBC, Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty, Aus­tralian Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty, and the School of Ori­en­tal and African Stud­ies of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don are the mem­ber insti­tu­tions. The con­sor­tium will pro­vide air­plane tick­ets (econ­o­my class) and accom­mo­da­tions in Van­cou­ver for one grad­u­ate stu­dent from each of those institutions.

In addi­tion to those 12 paper pre­sen­ters, the con­sor­tium will invite an addi­tion­al 16 grad­u­ate stu­dents to present papers. Those 16 will also have their basic expens­es cov­ered by the con­sor­tium. Any grad­u­ate stu­dent, includ­ing grad­u­ate stu­dents at the 12 mem­ber insti­tu­tions as well as grad­u­ate stu­dents at oth­er uni­ver­si­ties, may apply for an invi­ta­tion to this con­fer­ence. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to doc­tor­al pro­gram students.

Appli­ca­tions are due April 20, 2007, and should include a title and a 400-word abstract. Appli­ca­tions should be sent to don.baker@ubc.ca. Since the papers will be deliv­ered in Kore­an, the abstract should also be in Korean.