Call for Papers: Korean Studies Association of Australasia Biennial Conference

The Aus­tralian Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty will host the bien­ni­al con­fer­ence of the Kore­an Stud­ies Asso­ci­a­tion of Aus­trala­sia June 27–28, 2013. The con­fer­ence pro­gram com­mit­tee invites Ph.D. stu­dents, ear­ly career researchers, and aca­d­e­m­ic col­leagues to present their research. Pro­pos­als from all dis­ci­plines on any top­ic are wel­come, but orga­niz­ers par­tic­u­lar­ly wel­come research that address­es Korea’s engage­ment with the south­ern hemi­sphere.

Orga­nized pan­els are pre­ferred, but indi­vid­ual papers are also wel­come. Pan­els that com­bine pre­sen­ta­tions by Ph.D. stu­dents and aca­d­e­mics are espe­cial­ly encour­aged. Pan­el pro­pos­als should have a gen­er­al abstract for the pan­el (<250 words), plus abstracts for each of the indi­vid­ual papers (<250 words).

Sug­ges­tions for inno­v­a­tive round­ta­bles are also invit­ed. Round­ta­bles may be orga­nized around a theme, dis­ci­pline, pol­i­cy or research ques­tion, or could be focused on dis­cus­sion of an impor­tant book in the field. Round­ta­bles may fea­ture up to five speak­ers, and no few­er than three.

Appli­ca­tions must be sub­mit­ted by Feb­ru­ary 15, 2013. Appli­ca­tion forms can be found at the KSAA Web site:

All sub­mis­sions and inquiries should be sent via e-mail to korea@añ Cur­rent post­grad­u­ate stu­dents apply­ing for the con­fer­ence need to attach a let­ter of ref­er­ence from a super­vi­sor.

Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be pro­vid­ed with accom­mo­da­tions for three nights. Meals will be pro­vid­ed dur­ing the con­fer­ence. Con­fer­ence par­tic­i­pants will be respon­si­ble for the plan­ning and cost of their own trav­el arrange­ments.