[KS] British Association for Korean Studies 2006 Conference
j.h.grayson at sheffield.ac.uk
Mon Apr 3 08:58:36 EDT 2006
THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR KOREAN STUDIES
Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
The British Association for Korean Studies will host its 2006 Conference
from Wednesday 6 September to Thursday 7 September, 2006 at Halifax Hall
at the University of Sheffield.
The Theme of the Conference will be:
'Generations in Korea: Past, Present and Future'.
In the last century Korea has undergone several major social, economic
and political transformations. Born and schooled in a country occupied
by the Japanese, the average seventy-five-year-old citizen has
experienced two major wars, the partition of Korea into ideologically
opposed states, the emergence of democracy, industrialisation,
urbanisation, and the eventual development of their nation into a major
economic power. The pace of change within a single lifetime has been
telescoped to an extraordinary degree in the case of Korea.
The Council of the BAKS seek papers that explore aspects of the 'lived
lives and experiences' from the individual's point of view: oral
histories, life cycles, age-cohort challenges, problems of aging, social
welfare, shifting gender relations, cultural shifts, technological
innovation, or individuals coping or not coping with the pace of change,
and even future shock. Also welcome are papers that address similar
questions in previous historical periods, comparing Korean circumstances
to other countries, or examining Korean visions of the future perhaps
through the lens of commitment to future, unborn generations.
Presentation of a Paper
Students and scholars interested in presenting a paper at the Conference
should submit a 250- to 500-word abstract to the Conference Organiser,
Prof. James H. Grayson at j.h.grayson at sheffield.ac.uk no later than 1
June, 2006. The Conference Committee will notify selected presenters
within a fortnight of the submission date. If presenters intend to use
data projected materials, an attachment should be included along with
Attendance at the Conference
Anyone interested in attending the Conference should contact Prof. James
H. Grayson at j.h.grayson at shef.ac.uk for details of the conference and
procedures for applying to attend. Applications to attend the
Conference must be received by the Conference Organiser no later than
Monday 21 August, 2006.
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