The Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan invites Korean studies graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to participate in the 6th International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST). The conference will take place May 11–12, 2018, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The two-day conference will feature traditional paper presentations, workshop sessions for dissertation chapters and articles, as well as professionalization workshops. Prominent Korean studies scholars as will serve as faculty mentors to promote collaboration and discussion.
Current graduate students (M.A. or Ph.D.) as well as those holding terminal M.A. degrees from universities in any country are eligible to participate. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018. To apply, submit a 250-word abstract via the conference’s on-line application form.
Two formats are available:
Paper presentation: For all current graduate students who seek to share their research in an oral presentation with commentary from a faculty member. If accepted, completed papers will be due by April 27, 2018.
Chapter or article: For advanced graduate students who would like feedback on dissertation chapters or pre-submission journal articles from Korean specialists. Faculty mentors and participants in the conference will join for intensive discussion on pre-circulated manuscripts of a single chapter. If accepted, completed papers will be due by April 13.2018.
The 6th NEKST Conference is sponsored by the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan with support from the Academy of Korean Studies. The conference organizing committee is composed of doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Michigan.
The James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is hosting its third annual conference on Friday, April 27, 2018. The conference title is “Populism, Alternative Truths, and Voices from the Fringe in Korea.” The objective is to discuss various forms of fringe groups, ideas, and movements, as well as the dynamics between fringe and center throughout Korean history, modern and premodern.
Conference organizers welcome contributions from any discipline, including anthropology, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology. They hope to derive conclusions that are relevant to understanding contemporary events and developments.
Those interested in presenting at the conference, should send a 250-word abstract plus a short personal introduction to Nuri Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day Friday, January 19, 2018 (EST). Send questions regarding the conference to the same address.
The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung) is now accepting submissions, in either English or German, for edition 41, which is scheduled for publication in winter 2018. All papers submitted will undergo double-blind peer review.
The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies has been published since 1978 by the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. It serves as an international forum for academic publications on East Asian research, with individual research papers making up the larger part of the journal.
The Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) solicits papers for the next round of its Academic Paper Series—a program to generate monthly academic papers and a public discussion of issues related to the Korean Peninsula and affecting the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance. KEI has commissioned more than ninety papers in this series on a variety of topics.
KEI is seeking proposals for papers to be released between February and July 2018 on original subjects of current interest to serious Korea watchers. KEI is interested in papers concerning South Korea’s domestic economy, international economic relations, or international security relations as well as innovative ideas on North Korea.
Topics of particular interest this year include, but are not limited to: the North Korean missile program, North Korean nuclear strategy, the marketization of the North Korean economy, South Korean soft power, meeting South Korean energy needs, South Korean environmental policy, and South Korean naval strategy and capabilities.
Papers must be written exclusively for the Korea Economic Institute, that is, they must not have been presented or published previously in any form. KEI will pay authors of papers selected for the Academic Paper Series an honorarium of $1,500 upon completion of the editorial process and receipt of a short summary of the key insights of the paper.
The Korea University Korean History Graduate Student Conference invites graduate students from around the world who are conducting research in Korean history to submit abstracts for its sixth annual conference. The conference will take place Friday, May 25, 2018, on Korea University’s Anam campus in Seoul. The conference theme is “Overturning Assumptions and Creating New Approaches to Korean History.”
Conference organizers welcome papers that focus on any historical time period. Applicants for participation must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study (“postgraduate” in the British degree classification systems). Papers must be related to Asian studies, mainly Korean, Chinese, and Japanese studies.
Those interested in presenting at the conference should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words by Sunday, January 28, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Submissions should include the applicant’s name, program of graduate study, and contact information.