The 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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Korean Identity, Past and Present,Ã¢â‚¬Â 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 CanadaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 summerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Since the papers will be delivered in Korean, the abstract should also be in Korean.