The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20, 2015.