[KS] 11th Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention (KSGSC) in Europe

Jerome de Wit jeromedewit at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 23 10:48:06 EDT 2014

This year the 11th Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention (KSGSC) in
Europe will be held in Saint Petersburg (Russia). Please forward this
information to any MA/PhD students and post-docs with an interest in Korea.
should be sent to ksgsc2014 at gmail.com.

Best Regards,

the KSGSC Commitee

11th Korean Studies Graduate
Students Convention (KSGSC) in Europe:
Saint Petersburg, Russia 24-27 September 2014

The KSGSC committee is pleased to announce the 11th convention for
graduate students, hosted by Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Asian
and African Studies, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies on Korea. The
conference aims to give graduate students in all Korea-related fields an
opportunity to present their research, share academic interests, and strengthen
ties with other junior scholars.
conference is going to open the second decade of the KSGSC’s history marked by successful
previous conventions at Ruhr University, Bochum (2004), SOAS, London (2005),
the Oriental Institute, Prague (2006), Edinburgh University (2007), Leiden
University (2008), Moscow State University (2009), Babes-Bolyai University
(2010) and Maison de l’Asie, Paris (2011), University of Warsaw (2012),
University of Helsinki (2013). 
The convention is organized by the KSGSC
committee and is funded by the Korea Foundation, under the umbrella of the
Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE).

Venue and Dates
Saint Petersburg State University, Russia 
24th-27th  September 2014
24th September    Arrival and registration
25-26th September    Convention all day
27th September    Convention in morning (finished by
2 pm)

Eligibility and Support
Applicants:MA students, PhD students, and
post-docs who have received their PhD in the last two years. The conference is
open to applicants from outside Europe but preference in the selection process
will be given to students studying at European universities.
Accommodation and Meals: 
Accommodation (triple room) and meals (three breakfasts, at least two lunches
and two dinners) will be provided to all accepted participants.
Transport:  We aim to
offer  the accepted participants from
within Europe (i.e. who are based at a university in Europe) a transport grant
of around 130 Euro. Please, note that this is not a confirmed amount and may
vary. Unfortunately, due to the restricted budget, we are not able to offer
grants to participants from outside Europe. Participants are encouraged to seek
financial support from their own universities.
NOTE: Participants who wish to receive a grant will have to send their ticket
and/or receipt by June 15th.
and Papers
All successful applicants will be
expected to give a 30 minute presentation (20 minutes presentation+10 minutes
Q&A) and will have to submit their full paper (5-7 pages) by August 1st  

Application and Submission of Abstracts
Applicants should submit the following information by e-mail to ksgsc2014 at gmail.com:
1) your full name as you would like it to appear in the abstract booklet
2) contact info (e-mail and telephone)
3) major area of study (region and discipline)
4) title of your paper
5) one-page (500 words max.) abstract in print-ready format, including your
name and institution
The file with the paper&the
information should be named as follows: LastnameNameKSGSC14.doc  (e.g. JohnsonPeterKSGSC14.doc)
You will be sent a confirmation that
your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation within
5 days after you sent it, please, send your application over again. 

Application Period
The deadline for applications is April 20th 2014.
We will contact all applicants by the beginning of May regarding the acceptance
of their application.

your Participation
would like to receive applications only from those who are definitely able to
attend the convention. Please, bear in mind that applicants who confirm and
then later cancel their participation potentially deprive others of the chance
of attending and lead to waste of KSGSC resources.
*Please, note that any participants who cancel after June 15th may be liable to
pay the hotel expenses and may be restricted from attending future KSGSC

Organizer contact details: e-mail: ksgsc2014 at gmail.com (The KSGSC committee)
DATES for the Convention (24th-27th  September 2014)
deadline: 20th April 2014 
Ticket sending:
by 15th June 2014
Cancelling your
participation: 15th June 2014
Submitting full
paper: by 1st August 2014
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