The 8th World Congress of Korean Studies will take place at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia October 5–7, 2016. The congress theme is “Korean Culture, Seeking Insights for the Future.” The Congress is designed to bring together scholars and experts to present recent research and exchange academic information as well as to promote networking among Koreanists.
Prospective participants are invited to submit proposals for presentation at the Congress, which will be hosted by The Academy of Korean Studies and the University of Pennsylvania. Proposals for panels and individual papers must be submitted through the World Congress Website. Look for the call for papers/application link. Proposals are being accepted between March 16 and April 30, 2016. Notification of review results will be issued by May 27, 2016. Full papers will be due by August 21.
The organizing committee for the 8th World Congress consists of Hyeon Kim, chair/Academy of Korean Studies; Eugene Y. Park, chair/University of Pennsylvania; Jae Hoon Yeon, International Society for Korean Studies/SOAS, University of London; Hyaeweol Choi, Korean Studies Association of Australasia/Australian National University; Donald L. Baker, Committee on Korean Studies, Association for Asian Studies/University of British Columbia; James B. Lewis, Association for Korean Studies in Europe/University of Oxford; and Wonsuk Chang, Academy of Korean Studies.
For further information contact the Secretariat of the World Congress of Korean Studies Organizing Committee. Web site: http://congress.aks.ac.kr; e-mail: email@example.com; telephone: +82–31-709‑9843; fax: +82–31-809‑9945.
The Academy of Korean Studies grants program for 2016 offers support for academic activities aimed at deepening the world’s understanding of Korea. Grants are available in five categories. In all cases, the grants are available to researchers affiliated with education and research institutions outside Korea. The five grant programs are:
Competitive Research Funding. This program supports investigator-chosen individual or collaborative research on Korea-related subjects. The project director is required to have more than two research results within four years (2012.3‒2016.2).
Workshop and Conference Support. This program supports academic workshops and conferences on Korea-related subjects held between June 2016 and May 2017.
Scholarly Journal Support. The Academy of Korean Studies will assist scholarly journals for broad dissemination of original research in Korean studies.
Education Program/Cultural Activities Support. This program supports educational programs and cultural activities designed for dissemination of knowledge in Korean studies.
Survey of the Current Status of Korean Studies and Digitization of Korean Studies Materials. This program supports surveys of the current status of Korean studies in a given area (bibliography, human resources, institutions) and digitization of Korean studies materials outside Korea (database of historical records, audio-visual materials).
Applications, including all required documents, should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 10, 2016. Applications after that deadline will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of the result in June 2016.
The Jangseogak Archives at the Academy of Korean Studies has announced newly established fellowships for overseas scholars of Korean studies. The fellows will participate in English translation projects of Korean classical sources (from the Jangseogak Archives) or collaborative research projects based on these archival sources.
Applications are invited from scholars in the various fields of the humanities and the social sciences who have well-developed research interests in pre-modern Korean (or related area) studies. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and have research experience in Korean or related studies (for ABD applicants, the Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment). Fellows are required to reside in Korea during the period of the fellowship. The expected period of residence for successful applicants is six to ten months.
Fellowships require a full-time commitment; the recipient is not eligible to receive other fellowships in Korea during the same period. Fellows should begin their research before August 31, 2016, at the latest. Fellows are expected to participate in translation projects (Classical Chinese into English) or team research projects to be conducted by the Jangseogak Archives. Fellows also are expected to present the results or findings their research at a seminar at the Jangseogak Archives at least once during the term of the fellowship.
The Jangseogak Archives at the Academy of Korean Studies is offering a three-week intensive Hanmun summer workshop for the study of literary/classical Chinese from July 4 to July 22, 2016. Graduate students, young researchers, and professors of Korean (not excluding Chinese and Japanese) studies who have received at least two years of training in classical Chinese or have completed comparable courses in Asian studies are welcome to apply.
The workshop will run for six hours each day from Monday to Friday for three weeks (morning lectures and afternoon practicum for translation) and will also include opportunities to explore historic sites related to the reading materials addressed in the workshop.
The Jangseogak Archives at the Academy of Korean Studies is seeking an academic director of the 2016 Hanmun (literary/classical Chinese) Workshop (July 4–22, 2016). The Jangseogak Archives is a prestigious national library and research institute of traditional Korean sources (http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewforum.php?f=81).
The main purpose of this workshop is to train aspiring young scholars (graduate students and junior scholars) of Korean studies. Through an intensive three-week course (six hours per day, Monday through Friday) on a carefully selected pre-modern Korean classical text, the participants will be instructed on how to read and translate into English classical/literary Chinese sources.
The workshop will focus on one particular text or a collection of sources derived from the Archives. Apart from the reading and translation of a selected text, the participants will also write introductory articles on a list of fifty carefully selected texts from the Archives.