[KS] Korean Studies Graduate Students Conference in Europe 2015 - University of Malaga - Second and Final Call

Robert Winstanley-Chesters R.Winstanley-Chesters at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Mar 25 17:59:54 EDT 2015

CALL for PAPERS 12th Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention (KSGSC) in Europe - Second and Final Call

The KSGSC committee is pleased to announce the 12th convention for graduate students, hosted by the University of Malaga, School of Social and Labour Studies, Area of East Asian Studies – Korean Studies. 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.
This conference now in its 12th edition will follow 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) and  Saint Petersburg State University (2014).
The convention is organized by the KSGSC committee and is funded by the Korea Foundation.

Venue and Dates
Venue:        University of Malaga, Spain
Dates:        30th Sept. – 2nd October 2015
29th Sept.: Arrival and Check in
30th Sept.– 1st October: Conference (Full day)
2nd October: Conference until 2PM
Eligibility and Support
Eligible 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 and meals 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.
*PLEASE NOTE: Participants who wish to receive a grant will have to send their ticket and/or receipt by July 15th.
Presentations 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 ksgsc2015 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:LastnameNameKSGSC15.doc  (e.g. JohnsonPeterKSGSC15.doc)
Abstracts and Presentations in the English language are preferred by KSGSC
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 March 31st 2015.
We will contact all applicants by the beginning of May regarding the acceptance of their application.
Cancelling your Participation
We 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 July 15th may be liable to pay the hotel expenses and may be restricted from attending future KSGSC conferences.
Organizer contact details: e-mail: ksgsc2015 at gmail.com (The KSGSC committee)
IMPORTANT DATES for the Convention
Convention dates: Sept. 30th – Oct. 2nd 2015
Application deadline: March 31st 2015
Ticket submission: by 15th July 2015
Last date to Cancel your participation: 15th July 2015
Submit your  full paper: by 1st August 2015
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