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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