[KS] 5th Worldwide Consortium of Korean Studies Centers Workshop

Michael E. Macmillan luahiwa at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 04:17:43 EDT 2009

Call for Papers: Fifth Worldwide Consortium of Korean Studies Centers Workshop

The Worldwide Consortium of Korean Studies Centers invites proposals
from graduate students for papers to be presented at its Fifth
International Workshop on Korean Studies. The workshop, on the theme
“Korea Coping with Globalization,” will be held July 7–10, 2009, at
the Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa,
Honolulu, Hawai‘i, U.S.A.

The Worldwide Consortium of Korean Studies Centers workshops are
designed to provide a forum for graduate students in Korean studies to
share their research in a supportive and encouraging environment and
to promote scholarly interest in Korea around the globe.

Participating graduate students will give presentations on topics of
their choice related to the workshop theme in a series of thematically
or methodologically coherent panels chaired by established academics
drawn from the region and from Consortium member universities. These
panels will be followed by workshops at which these academics will
discuss the papers presented, commenting on disciplinary and
methodological issues and recommending ways in which the papers can be
improved for publication. General discussion will follow.

Twelve graduate students will be chosen through open competition to
present papers. Twelve additional graduate students nominated by
Consortium member universities also will be selected to participate.
Any graduate student specializing in Korean studies, including those
enrolled in non-Consortium institutions, may apply for an invitation
to the workshop. Preference will be given to students enrolled in
doctoral programs.

Graduate students from institutions outside Hawai‘i who are selected
to take part in the workshop will be eligible for funding assistance.
This assistance will cover accommodations and meals during the
workshop, as well as a significant portion of travel expenses.

Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2009, and must include a
title, an abstract (in English or Korean), contact information, and a
curriculum vitae. Applications must be submitted by e-mail addressed
to haejin.koh at hawaii.edu. Selected students will be notified by May
15, 2009. Drafts of the completed papers must be submitted by June 15,

For further information, contact the workshop coordinator:

Haejin Elizabeth Koh, Ph.D.
(808) 956-8469
haejin.koh at hawaii.edu

The members of the Worldwide Consortium of Korean Studies Centers are
Korea University, Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Kyushu
University, Peking University, Fudan University, the University of
Hawai‘i at Mānoa, UCLA, the University of British Columbia, Harvard
University, the Australian National University, and the School of
Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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