Korean Studies in Shift: The 10th Pacific-Asia Conference on Korean Studies (PACKS 2010)

Orga­niz­ers of the 10th Pacif­ic-Asia Con­fer­ence on Kore­an Stud­ies (PACKS) invite indi­vid­ual and pan­el pro­pos­als from both estab­lished schol­ars and junior schol­ars in any aca­d­e­m­ic fields that are direct­ly and indi­rect­ly relat­ed to Kore­an stud­ies. Pro­pos­als from post­grad­u­ate stu­dents, emerg­ing schol­ars, pol­i­cy mak­ers, and estab­lished schol­ars are encour­aged. Papers that are informed by a com­par­a­tive approach toward Kore­an stud­ies and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary and broad­er region­al approach­es are also wel­come.

PACKS 2010–on the theme “Kore­an Stud­ies in Shift”–will take place at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Auck­land in Auck­land, New Zealand, Novem­ber 24–26, 2010.

In addi­tion to ordi­nary pan­els and ses­sions in all areas of the social sci­ences and human­i­ties (such as his­to­ry, lit­er­a­ture, phi­los­o­phy, anthro­pol­o­gy, soci­ol­o­gy, polit­i­cal stud­ies, eco­nom­ics, and busi­ness), the con­fer­ence will include sev­er­al pan­els and ple­nary ses­sions on a vari­ety of new­ly emerg­ing fields in Kore­an stud­ies such as migra­tion stud­ies, dias­po­ra stud­ies, trans­la­tion of Kore­an stud­ies mate­ri­als, dig­i­ti­za­tion of Kore­an stud­ies infor­ma­tion, and Kore­an stud­ies library stud­ies.

The dead­line for sub­mis­sion of paper and pan­el pro­pos­als has been moved back to Sun­day, March 21, 2010. Those inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing should send the appro­pri­ate appli­ca­tion form for either indi­vid­ual papers or pan­els (see sam­ples below) to the PACKS 2010 admin­is­tra­tor at packs2010@gmail.com. Select­ed pre­sen­ters and pan­els will be noti­fied by March 31, 2010. Sub­mis­sion of com­plet­ed papers is expect­ed by Octo­ber 15, 2010. Select­ed papers will be pub­lished in peer-reviewed con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings.

Either Eng­lish or Kore­an can be used for pre­sen­ta­tions and final papers. The appli­ca­tion forms and abstracts, how­ev­er, should be in Eng­lish.

A nom­i­nal reg­is­tra­tion fee of US$20 (US$10 for grad­u­ate stu­dents) will be charged at con­fer­ence reg­is­tra­tion. Depend­ing on bud­get, funds may be avail­able for paper pre­sen­ters (who sub­mit com­plete papers before the due date) for their lodg­ing in Auck­land dur­ing the con­fer­ence dates (three nights). Details of the sup­port will be announced lat­er.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion and inquiries, con­tact Ms. Sim­rin Ahmed, PACKS 2010 admin­is­tra­tor, at packs2010@gmail.com.

A. Indi­vid­ual Paper Appli­ca­tion Form
Send to packs2010@gmail.com by March 21, 2010.

Title (Prof., Dr. Mr. Ms.):

Your Name (Last, First):

Aca­d­e­m­ic Affil­i­a­tion and Address:

Pre­ferred Postal Address (if dif­fer­ent from above):


Tele­phone and Fax:

Paper Title:

Lan­guage of Pre­sen­ta­tion ? Eng­lish or ? Kore­an

Abstract (250 words):

Key­words (3):

Sub­ject area of the sub­mis­sion (i.e., anthro­pol­o­gy, busi­ness & eco­nom­ics, pre-mod­ern his­to­ry, mod­ern his­to­ry, lin­guis­tics, lit­er­a­ture, phi­los­o­phy, pol­i­tics, soci­ol­o­gy, etc.):

B. Pan­el Appli­ca­tion Form

Pan­el Orga­niz­er

Name (Last, First):

Title (Prof., Dr. Mr. Ms.):

Aca­d­e­m­ic affil­i­a­tion and Address:

Pre­ferred Postal Address (if dif­fer­ent from above):


Tele­phone and Fax:

Pan­el Title:

Pan­el Descrip­tion (250 words):

Pan­el Par­tic­i­pants: Pro­vide names (last, first), aca­d­e­m­ic affil­i­a­tion, paper title and abstract of all par­tic­i­pants (3–4 peo­ple in a pan­el).