Korean Studies Pedagogy Workshop for Junior Faculty at the University of Michigan

Nam Center logoThe University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies is offering an opportunity for junior faculty to participate in a pedagogy workshop as part of its effort to develop a network of faculty in Korean studies. The workshop will held May 13, 2017, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, concurrently with the 2017 International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST), May 12-13, 2017.

The workshop is open to junior tenure-track faculty from all fields in the social sciences and humanities. All participants are expected to attend NEKST and serve as a discussant for one of the NEKST paper sessions.

Participants in the workshop, which will be facilitated by a team of senior faculty, will receive constructive feedback on their Korean studies courses and curricular structure. Senior mentors will share their classroom experiences, practices and tips for effective teaching, and pedagogical resources.

Faculty mentors for the workshop are Kyeong-Hee Choi, associate professor in modern Korean literature at the University of Chicago, and Charles Kim, Korea Foundation associate professor of Korean studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Junior tenure-track faculty whose teaching responsibilities include a Korean studies course are encouraged to apply. Up to five applicants will be selected to participate. Special consideration will be given to recent hires and applicants from institutions in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Round-trip economy fare to Detroit Metropolitan Airport and local expenses (ground transportation, lodging, and meals) will be provided for each participant.

To apply, send a curriculum vitae, statement of interest (no longer than 500 words), and sample course syllabus by e-mail to ncks.applications@umich.edu. Use the subject line: [LAST NAME_First Name] Korean Studies Pedagogy Workshop. The deadline is April 14, 2017.

This workshop is supported by the Academy of Korean Studies. For more information about the Nam Center for Korean Studies, see www.ii.umich.edu/ncks.

Three Stories from Contemporary Korean Immigrants

Korean immigrants program speakersThe Center for Korean Studies will host a workshop Friday, April 15, 2016, highlighting the stories of three Korean immigrants to Hawai’i. The workshop is sponsored by the Immigration and Identity Project, part of the Core University Project at the Center funded by the Academy of Korean Studies. The program is designed to share the experiences of these three highly successful individuals with University students and faculty and members of the Hawai’i community.

The three subjects of the workshop are: Donald C.W. Kim, chief executive officer of AMKOR A&E, Inc., and a former chairman of the University of Hawai’i Board of Regents; Duk Hee Lee Murabayashi, president of Korean Immigration Research Institute in Hawaii and author of several books and many articles about the history of Koreans in Hawai’i; and Peter Kim, president of Yummy Restaurant Group.

The workshop will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Center for Korean Studies at 1881 East-West Road on the University of Hawai’i at Manoa campus. During the program, each of the three will deliver a presentation centering on his or her experience as an immigrant, work and professional experiences, participation in the Hawai’i community, and relationships with Korea. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

This program is free and open to the public. Additional information is available here. For further information, contact one of the workshop organizers: Prof. Seunghye Hong (shong9@hawaii.edu) of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work or Prof. Tae-Ung Baik (tubaik@hawaii.edu) of the William S. Richardson School of Law.

For questions about the Center for Korean Studies, including information regarding access for the handicapped, contact Kortne Oshiro-Chin (kortne@hawaii.edu) at (808) 956-2212. Limited, paid public parking is available in campus visitor parking lots, including the lot adjacent to the Center. For more information about parking regulations and locations, consult the campus parking office Web page.

SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop for 2016

2016 SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop bannerThe Social Science Research Council is accepting applications for participation in its 2016 Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop. The workshop is designed “to create a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty by providing the opportunity to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress,” according to the SSRC workshop announcement. Open to participants from all fields in the social sciences and humanities, the workshop will take place August 11 through August 15 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.

The workshop format has individual students lead discussions of their dissertation projects with mentor faculty and student peers from various disciplines to receive creative and critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies. Based on narrative project descriptions submitted with their applications, participants will prepare a synthetic essay incorporating all projects, from which broader methodological and thematic discussions will be developed and incorporated into the four-day agenda. The 2016 workshop will involve up to nine students and three faculty (who will be announced at a later date).

Full-time advanced graduate students, regardless of citizenship, are eligible to take part in the workshop. Applicants must have ABD (all but dissertation) status and an approved dissertation prospectus at the time of application, but cannot have completed writing for final submission. Students who have not yet begun fieldwork, who are currently in the field, and those who are in the process of writing their dissertations are welcome to apply. Special consideration will be given to students from universities that are not major Korean studies institutions.

Travel stipends will be available, and the SSRC will fully cover participants’ lodging and meals for the duration of the workshop. Limited funds are available for participants traveling from outside the United States. Funding for the program is provided by the Academy of Korean Studies.

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 1, 2016. Applications must include a narrative description of the dissertation topic, a short application form, and a letter of recommendation from the student’s primary adviser. The application forms and further information are available from the SSRC Web site. ‌

2016 Hanmun Summer Workshop at the Jangseogak Archives

Hanmun summer workshop example textThe Jangseogak Archives at the Academy of Korean Studies is offering a three-week intensive Hanmun summer workshop for the study of literary/classical Chinese from July 4 to July 22, 2016. Graduate students, young researchers, and professors of Korean (not excluding Chinese and Japanese) studies who have received at least two years of training in classical Chinese or have completed comparable courses in Asian studies are welcome to apply.

The workshop will run for six hours each day from Monday to Friday for three weeks (morning lectures and afternoon practicum for translation) and will also include opportunities to explore historic sites related to the reading materials addressed in the workshop.

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AAS Dissertation Workshop: Social and Political Implications of New Media in Asia

dissertation workshop site: SeattleThe Association for Asian Studies will offer its fifteenth consecutive Dissertation Workshop in conjunction with the annual conference in Seattle in the spring of 2016. The workshop theme will be “The Social and Political Implications of New Media in Asia.” The workshop is intended for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences who are proposing or are in the early stages of conducting dissertation research on the conceptualizations, theories, and the social, political, and cultural consequences of the New Media within and across Asia.

The workshop is scheduled for the days immediately preceding the 2016 AAS annual conference, beginning with dinner on the evening of Monday, March 28, continuing for the next two and a half days of intense discussion, and closing with lunch on Thursday, March 31.

Workshop enrollment will be limited to twelve students, ideally from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials and in various regions of Asia. It also will include a small multidisciplinary and multi-area faculty with similar interests. Applicants need not have advanced to candidacy but must have at least drafted a dissertation research proposal. Applications are also welcome from doctoral students in the early phases of writing their dissertations.

Applications consist of two items only: a current curriculum vitae and the dissertation proposal, or if the research and writing are under way, a statement of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied. Neither the proposal nor statement should exceed ten double-spaced pages in length using standard-sized fonts.

Application materials should be sent as e-mail attachments to Michael Paschal (mpaschal@asian-studies.org) no later than January 8, 2016. Include “Dissertation Workshop Application” in the e-mail subject box.

Workshop participants will be selected on the basis of the submitted projects, the potential for useful exchanges among them, and a concern to include a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, intellectual traditions, and regions of Asia. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the workshop in January.

The AAS will provide limited financial support for participants, including three nights’ accommodations, meals, and partial “need-based” travel funds. Students are encouraged to approach their home institutions for additional support. It is hoped that participants also will attend the AAS annual conference immediately following the workshop.

For further information about the workshop, or eligibility, contact Michael Paschal at mpaschal@asian-studies.org or David Szanton at Szanton@berkeley.edu. Faculty having related research interests who would be interested in serving as mentors for the workshop should contact David Szanton for details. Modest supplemental funding will be available to mentors to help offset related costs.