SSRC 2017 Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop Scheduled for August


SSRC dissertation workshop
The 2017 Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil (SSRC) Kore­an Stud­ies Dis­ser­ta­tion Work­shop will take place August 11 – 15 at the Hilton Westch­ester in Rye Brook, New York. The work­shop is intend­ed to cre­ate a net­work of advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents and fac­ul­ty by pro­vid­ing an oppor­tu­ni­ty for exchange of crit­i­cal feed­back on dis­ser­ta­tions in progress. Twelve stu­dents will be select­ed to work with three fac­ul­ty mem­bers dur­ing the program.

The work­shop invites appli­ca­tions from stu­dents in all fields in the social sci­ences and human­i­ties who have not yet begun field­work, who are cur­rent­ly in the field, or who are in the process of writ­ing their dissertations. 

Full-time advanced grad­u­ate stu­dents, regard­less of cit­i­zen­ship, are eli­gi­ble to par­tic­i­pate 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. Spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion will be giv­en to stu­dents from uni­ver­si­ties that are not major Kore­an stud­ies insti­tu­tions. The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is June 15, 2017.

This year’s fac­ul­ty men­tors are Suzy Kim of Rut­gers Uni­ver­si­ty; Robert Oppen­heim of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas, Austin; and Youngju Ryu of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan, Ann Arbor.

To the extent its bud­get allows, SSRC will cov­er all trav­el to the work­shop and will ful­ly cov­er par­tic­i­pants’ lodg­ing and meals for the dura­tion of the work­shop. The Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies is pro­vid­ing fund­ing for the program.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the work­shop, see http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/ksdw/ or con­tact the Social Sci­ence Research Coun­cil at 300 Cad­man Plaza West, 15th Floor, Brook­lyn, N.Y. 11201.

For the appli­ca­tion form and relat­ed instruc­tions, see https://s3.amazonaws.com/ssrc-cdn2/2017-ksdw-application-5900e9221d5c4.pdf.

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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