Korean History Workshop for Overseas Doctoral Students at the Korea Foundation

Korea Foundation logoThe Korea Foun­da­tion is con­duct­ing a new work­shop pro­gram for doc­tor­al stu­dents of Kore­an his­to­ry who are cur­rent­ly under­tak­ing their Ph.D. course work or are in the process of writ­ing their dis­ser­ta­tions on Kore­an his­to­ry themes. The pro­gram is designed to rein­force the pres­ence of Kore­an stud­ies abroad, espe­cial­ly in the field of Kore­an his­to­ry, by pro­vid­ing doc­tor­al stu­dents oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn about the lat­est research, receive guid­ance on dis­ser­ta­tion writ­ing, and vis­it his­tor­i­cal archives in Korea.

The work­shop will take place July 20–26, 2015, and will include:

  • Lec­tures by dis­tin­guished schol­ars of Kore­an his­to­ry;
  • Dis­cus­sions of his­to­ry-relat­ed research issues and trends in and out­side Korea;
  • Pre­sen­ta­tions of par­tic­i­pants’ theses/research work;
  • Guid­ance on dis­ser­ta­tion prepa­ra­tion;
  • Net­work-build­ing among doc­tor­al can­di­dates and pro­fes­sors of Kore­an his­to­ry;
  • His­tor­i­cal resource archive vis­its; and
  • Cul­tur­al activ­i­ties.

Work­shop par­tic­i­pa­tion is open for up to thir­ty Ph.D. stu­dents who are under­tak­ing doc­tor­al course work at uni­ver­si­ties out­side of Korea in the field of Kore­an his­to­ry-relat­ed sub­jects and are able to make a pre­sen­ta­tion on their the­sis project in Kore­an or Eng­lish. Kore­an nation­als with per­ma­nent res­i­den­cy in a coun­try out­side Korea are eli­gi­ble. Depend­ing on the num­ber of qual­i­fied appli­cants, the Korea Foun­da­tion reserves the right to grant pri­or­i­ty to stu­dents in the process of writ­ing their doc­tor­al dis­ser­ta­tions.

The Korea Foun­da­tion will fur­nish econ­o­my-class round-trip air­fare to and from Korea and accom­mo­da­tions and meals dur­ing the work­shop peri­od. See the Foundation’s Web site (http://en.kf.or.kr/?menuno=511 for the required appli­ca­tion form and fur­ther details.

Appli­ca­tions must be by e-mail to the Korea Foundation’s Kore­an Stud­ies Depart­ment at fellow@kf.or.kr by May 20, 2015.