Kyujanggak Symposium Call for Panels

Kyujanggak Institute Symposium siteThe Kyu­jang­gak Insti­tute for Kore­an Stud­ies will hold its 11th annu­al Sym­po­sium on Kore­an Stud­ies on August 23 and 24, 2018. The Sym­po­sium brings togeth­er five or six pan­els of schol­ars from across the globe for pre­sen­ta­tion of in-depth research on Kore­an stud­ies. The theme for this year’s Sym­po­sium is “Con­flict, Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, and Records.”

Tech­ni­cal­ly still at war, the Kore­an penin­su­la has often been the stage for war, rebel­lion, and con­flict. This con­fer­ence will look espe­cial­ly at how Kore­ans have tried to make sense of these con­flicts and how they have sought to reestab­lish peace or inter­na­tion­al rela­tions in the after­math of these con­flicts.

Sym­po­sium orga­niz­ers encour­age, in par­tic­u­lar, pan­els that look at the records of con­flict: war nov­els, diplo­mat­ic nego­ti­a­tion, or rem­i­nis­cences. While con­flict itself has received sub­stan­tial atten­tion from researchers, the rec­on­cil­i­a­tion or pro­cess­ing of con­flict has received much less atten­tion, and this is what the sym­po­sium aims to address.

There is a pref­er­ence for pan­el pro­pos­als (up to four pre­sen­ters includ­ing the chair-organizer), but indi­vid­ual paper pro­pos­als will be con­sid­ered as well. For pan­el pro­pos­als, write a short intro­duc­tion to the pan­el and list the titles of indi­vid­ual pre­sen­ta­tions. Pro­vide names and con­tact details of all pre­sen­ters, as well as short CVs (two pages).

The timetable for sub­mit­ting abstracts and full papers will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to select­ed pan­els and pre­sen­ters lat­er. Select­ed pre­sen­ters will receive air­fare reim­burse­ment (up to 1800 USD for Europe and North Amer­i­ca, up to 600 USD for East Asia; for oth­er regions inquire direct­ly with the orga­niz­ers), as well as free accom­mo­da­tions for the dura­tion of the con­fer­ence (up to three nights).

Pro­pos­als are due April 20, 2018. Send as an attach­ment (Word or PDF files) to Inquiries can be sent to the same address.