Do-Hee Morsman dmorsman at umich.edu
Thu Dec 21 16:17:48 EST 2017

Please distribute this call for papers for our annual graduate conference
to your list.


*Do-Hee Morsman | 정도희*
Center Administrator  | 실장

The Center has moved to the newly renovated Weiser Hall! Please note our
new address below.
Suite 400 Weiser Hall | 500 Church St. | Ann Arbor,  MI  48109-1042
office: 734.764.1825 direct: 734.936.6791 fax: 734.936.2948 web:

International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars - Abstracts due
Jan 31, 2018
6th International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST)
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

We invite graduate students within Korean studies across the humanities and
social sciences to participate in the 6th International Conference of
NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST) at the University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor. NEKST gives graduate students in all academic fields an opportunity
to present their research on Korea, share academic interests, and build a
community of future Korean studies scholars. Applicants from all
disciplines are welcome, as long as the topic is related to Korea.

The two-day conference will feature traditional paper presentations,
workshop sessions for dissertation chapters and articles, as well as
professionalization workshops. We will deepen our interdisciplinary
discussion by hosting prominent Korean studies scholars as Faculty Mentors
to promote collaboration and discussion.

Current graduate students (MA or PhD) as well as those holding terminal MAs
from universities in any country are eligible to apply.  The deadline for
submissions is *January 31, 2018*. Please submit a 250-word abstract via
our online application form
are two formats available:

*1. Paper presentation:*
For all current graduate students who seek to share their research in an
oral presentation with commentary from a faculty member.  If accepted,
completed papers will be due by *April 27.*

*2. Chapter or article*:
For advanced graduate students who would like feedback on dissertation
chapters or pre-submission journal articles from Korean
specialists. Faculty Mentors and participants in the conference will join
for intensive discussion on pre-circulated manuscripts of a single
chapter. If accepted, completed papers will be due by *April 13*.

Lodging and on-site meals will be provided during the conference. Travel
grants will be available upon application for accepted participants.

For further information, please contact NEKSTconference at umich.edu
<NEKSTconference at umich.edu?subject=NEKST%202018> and check for updates on
the conference website.

The 6th NEKST Conference is sponsored by the Nam Center for Korean Studies
at the University of Michigan with support from the Academy of Korean
Studies. The conference organizing committee is composed of doctoral
students in the humanities and social sciences at the University of
Submit an Abstract
<ncks.info at umich.edu>
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