The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries can be sent to the same address.