Call for Papers: 6th Korea University Korean History Graduate Student Conference

Korea University Korean history graduate student conferenceThe Korea Uni­ver­si­ty Kore­an His­to­ry Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Con­fer­ence invites grad­u­ate stu­dents from around the world who are con­duct­ing research in Kore­an his­to­ry to sub­mit abstracts for its sixth annu­al con­fer­ence. The con­fer­ence will take place Fri­day, April 27, 2018, on Korea University’s Anam cam­pus in Seoul. The con­fer­ence theme is “Over­turn­ing Assump­tions and Cre­at­ing New Approach­es to Kore­an His­to­ry.”

Con­fer­ence orga­niz­ers wel­come papers that focus on any his­tor­i­cal time peri­od. Appli­cants for par­tic­i­pa­tion must be cur­rent­ly enrolled in a pro­gram of grad­u­ate study (“post­grad­u­ate” in the British degree clas­si­fi­ca­tion sys­tems). Papers must be relat­ed to Kore­an his­to­ry.

Those inter­est­ed in pre­sent­ing at the con­fer­ence should sub­mit an abstract of no more than 250 words by Sun­day, Decem­ber 31, 2017, 5:00 p.m. East­ern Stan­dard Time. Sub­mis­sions should include the applicant’s name, pro­gram of grad­u­ate study, and con­tact infor­ma­tion.

For gen­er­al con­fer­ence inquiries and abstract sub­mis­sion, con­tact For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about the con­fer­ence, vis­it

Call for Papers: Recent Research on North and South Korea

Cross-Currents logoThe edi­to­r­i­al board of Cross-Cur­rents: East Asian His­to­ry and Cul­ture Review is seek­ing research arti­cles for its June 2018 spe­cial issue, ded­i­cat­ed to “Recent Research on North and South Korea.” The dead­line for sub­mit­ting man­u­scripts for this issue is Decem­ber 15, 2017.

Cross-Cur­rents, a peer-reviewed, open-access, quar­ter­ly online (and semi-annu­al print) jour­nal, is a joint project of the Research Insti­tute of Kore­an Stud­ies at Korea Uni­ver­si­ty and the Insti­tute of East Asian Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley.

The jour­nal pub­lish­es up-to-date research find­ings, emerg­ing trends, and cut­ting-edge per­spec­tives con­cern­ing East Asian his­to­ry and cul­ture from schol­ars in both Eng­lish-speak­ing and Asian lan­guage-speak­ing aca­d­e­m­ic com­mu­ni­ties. It seeks to bal­ance issues tra­di­tion­al­ly addressed by West­ern human­i­ties and social sci­ence jour­nals with issues of imme­di­ate con­cern to schol­ars in Chi­na, Japan, Korea, and Viet­nam.

Embed­ded in a Web-based plat­form with func­tions for col­lab­o­ra­tion, dis­cus­sion, and an inno­v­a­tive pub­lish­ing process, the e-jour­nal uses new tech­nolo­gies to facil­i­tate a dia­logue among East Asia schol­ars around the world that is enhanced by audio-visu­al and mul­ti­lin­gual capa­bil­i­ties. Print issues of Cross-Cur­rents (from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i Press) fea­ture research arti­cles from the online jour­nal.

Com­plete infor­ma­tion on how to pre­pare and sub­mit arti­cles and pro­pos­als can be found here.

Inquiries should be sent to the man­ag­ing edi­tor at

Call For Papers: Does the “Korean Wave” Still Matter?

Monash University logoThe Monash Asia Insti­tute, Asian Cul­tur­al and Media Stud­ies Research Clus­ter, and Kore­an Stud­ies Pro­gram of Monash Uni­ver­si­ty invite sub­mis­sion of pro­pos­als for papers to be pre­sent­ed at a con­fer­ence titled “‘Kore­an Wave’ Still Mat­ters? Present and Future Direc­tions.” The con­fer­ence is to be held June 7–8, 2018, at the Monash Uni­ver­si­ty Caulfield Cam­pus in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia.

The con­fer­ence orga­niz­ers seek papers that revis­it stud­ies of the “Kore­an Wave” and dis­cuss its present and future direc­tions, both inside and out­side South Korea and Asian regions.

Top­ics of inter­est include, but are not lim­it­ed to, whether or how the dis­course of the “Kore­an Wave,” or hal­lyu, remains rel­e­vant and to whom; new and old socio­cul­tur­al issues to be explored; South Kore­an pop­u­lar culture’s inter­ac­tion with oth­er national/regional pop­u­lar cul­tures and cul­tur­al indus­tries; and glob­al impli­ca­tions for the crit­i­cal study of pop­u­lar cul­ture in a dig­i­tal age.

Pro­pos­als includ­ing title, abstract (max­i­mum 200 words), and brief bio­graph­i­cal data (max­i­mum fifty words) should be sent to MAI-­ by Novem­ber 20, 2017. Put “Kore­an Wave” in the sub­ject line of your mes­sage.

No finan­cial sup­port will be avail­able for par­tic­i­pants’ trav­el costs. There will be no reg­is­tra­tion fee for the con­fer­ence.

Inquiries should be direct­ed to MAI­‐

Call for Papers: Asian Studies Conference Japan 2018

ASCJ logoThe Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee of the Asian Stud­ies Con­fer­ence Japan (ASCJ) invites pro­pos­als for pan­els, round­ta­bles, and indi­vid­ual papers to be pre­sent­ed at the Twen­ty-sec­ond Asian Stud­ies Con­fer­ence Japan. The con­fer­ence will be held at Inter­na­tion­al Chris­t­ian Uni­ver­si­ty in Tokyo on Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, June 30-July 1, 2018. All pre­sen­ta­tions are to be deliv­ered in Eng­lish.

The ASCJ now pro­vides on-line pro­pos­al sub­mis­sion forms, along with infor­ma­tion about the orga­ni­za­tion, on its recent­ly renewed main Web site:

Pro­pos­als may be sub­mit­ted on line begin­ning on Sep­tem­ber 15, 2017. The dead­line for pro­pos­als is Octo­ber 15. Results will be announced by late Decem­ber. The forms are avail­able at

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Call for Papers: Identity and Transnational Mobility

Goethe University Frankfurt
Kore­an Stud­ies at Goethe-Uni­ver­si­ty of Frank­furt invites pro­pos­als for pre­sen­ta­tions to be deliv­ered at an inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ence, “Iden­ti­ty and Transna­tion­al Mobil­i­ty In and Out of Korea,” Feb­ru­ary 22–23, 2018. The con­fer­ence will exam­ine impor­tant socioe­co­nom­ic aspects of transna­tion­al mobil­i­ty in and out of Korea as well as the process in which over­seas Kore­ans and migrants in South Korea gain agency and nego­ti­ate mul­ti­ple iden­ti­ties.

Pro­pos­als are wel­come for papers on all aspects of iden­ti­ty and transna­tion­al mobil­i­ty in and out of Korea, includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to, transna­tion­al mobility/migration and belong­ing in his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary con­texts, media con­sump­tion and ICTs in transna­tion­al migra­tion, issues con­cern­ing migrants in South Korea, and Kore­an dias­po­ra and eth­nic return migra­tion.

Prospec­tive par­tic­i­pants should sub­mit a pro­pos­al includ­ing an abstract of three hun­dred words and a cur­ricu­lum vitae and to Mi-Jeong Jo at and Pro­fes­sor Yon­son Ahn at Pro­pos­als are due by August 20, 2017. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be noti­fied by Sep­tem­ber 24 and will be required to sub­mit a full paper (5,500–7,000 words includ­ing bib­li­og­ra­phy and end­notes) by Decem­ber 31, 2017.

Select­ed papers pre­sent­ed at the con­fer­ence will be con­sid­ered for pub­li­ca­tion as part of an edit­ed vol­ume. The select­ed papers will be required to con­sid­er com­ments and dis­cus­sion made dur­ing the con­fer­ence and must be sub­mit­ted by mid-April, 2018.

The con­fer­ence is spon­sored by the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies, the Repub­lic of Korea Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion, and Goethe-Uni­ver­si­ty of Frank­furt.

Ques­tions regard­ing the con­fer­ence should be direct­ed to Mi-Jeong Jo.