[KS] call for papers: Intersections with Science, Medicine, and Technology in Korea

Michael Pettid mjpettid2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 30 19:22:58 EDT 2012


Please circulate this CFP to any potentially interested parties.

Thank you,

Michael Pettid

Call for Papers:
Intersections with Science, Medicine, and Technology in
University, State University of New York
October 20, 2012
We invite original
papers on the themes of science, medicine, and technology in Korea for an
inter-regional workshop to be held October 20, 2012 at Binghamton University.  Multi-disciplinary
in focus, this workshop seeks to interrogate intersections between medicine,
science, and technology with Korean society historically to the contemporary
We recognize that
medicine, science, and technology serve as effective lenses through which to
enhance understandings of societal transformations; translations and transfers of knowledge and technology; governmentality, gender and social relations; kingdom/nation/empire-building;
and spatial arrangements in both the past and present.  What are the desires driving promotions of science, medicine,
and technology?  How do those developments reflect
and/or shape the contexts within which they emerge?  The workshop organizers are looking for
papers on any time period that investigate circulations of related knowledge, practices, people, and material goods; Korean Medicine or hanŭi; and technologies incontemporary society.  We also welcome paper proposals on other areas related to Korean science, technology, and
Interested scholars
are encouraged to submit a proposal with a working title, abstract (300 words
maximum), and brief C.V. to koreanstudies at binghamton.edu  by May 31, 2012.  Notification on the status of proposals will be made by June 20th.  Selected
participants must submit completed papers by September 15, 2012 to be read by all participants and discussants prior to the workshop.  This workshop is made possible by a grant from the
Academy of Korean Studies. Workshop organizers intend to publish an edited
volume based on the workshop outcomes.
Please e-mail
queries to Sonja Kim (skim at binghamton.edu).
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