Korean studies graduate students in the humanities and social sciences are invited to participate in the 2nd International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 16–17, 2014. This annual conference aims to give graduate students an opportunity to present their research, share academic interests, and build a community of future Korean studies scholars. all methodologies and disciplinary traditions are welcome as long as the proposed paper topic is specific to Korea.
To be considered for participation, send an abstract of no more than 250 words to NEKSTconference@umich.edu by February 28, 2014. Put “NEKST Conference Abstract” in the subject of the e-mail and include full name, institution, academic discipline, contact information (e-mail and telephone), and paper title. Applicants will be contacted by the end of March regarding their abstracts. If accepted, paper presentations will be 15 minutes long. Limited travel grants may be available to accepted speakers by application.
The 2nd NEKST Conference is sponsored by the Nam Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The conference organizing committee is formed from students in the Korean Studies Graduate Working Group at the University of Michigan, the Woosong Korean Studies Graduate Fellows at the Seoul National University, and the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California. For further information, contact NEKSTconference@umich.edu.