17th Korean Studies Graduate Students Conference in Europe 2023 – Bratislava, Slovakia

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Call for Papers
May 29, 2023 to May 31, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Korean History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Graduate Studies

The KSGSC committee is pleased to announce the 17th convention for graduate students, hosted by Comenius University, Faculty of Arts, Department of East Asian 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.

Venue and Dates

Venue: Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Conference date: 29 – 31 May 2023

28 May: Arrival and Check-in
29 May: Conference (full day)
30 May: Conference (full day)
31 May: Conference (half day)

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.

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 150 Euros. Please note that this is not a confirmed amount and may vary. If there is no direct flight, you can transfer via Airport Vienna in Austria (VIE), as there is a convenient connection to Bratislava (SK) via train or bus. Unfortunately, due to the restricted budget, we are not able to offer full grants to participants from outside Europe. Participants are encouraged to seek financial support from their own universities.

Presentations and Papers

All successful applicants will be expected to give a 30-minute time slot (20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes Q&A) and will have to submit their full paper (5-7 pages) by May 14th, 2023.

Application and Submission of Abstracts

Applicants should submit the following information by e-mail to: ksgsc2023@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
6) The file with the paper & the information should be named as follows: LastnameNameKSGSC23.doc (e.g. JohnsonPeterKSGSC23.doc)

We accept applications and presentations both in English and Korean. We ask all applicants who will present and submit the full paper in Korean, to include a translation of their abstract in English. We do not expect the full paper submissions to be translated into English, but we welcome it.

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 again.

Application Period

The deadline for applications is February 19th, 2023.
We will contact all applicants by mid-March regarding the acceptance of their applications.

Canceling 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 a waste of KSGSC resources.
*Please, note that any participants who cancel after April 2nd, 2023, may be liable to pay the hotel expenses and may be restricted from attending future KSGSC conferences.

Organizer contact details:

The KSGSC committee: ksgsc2023@gmail.com

IMPORTANT DATES for the Convention:

Arrival date: May 28th, 2023
Convention dates: May 29th – May 31st, 2023
Application deadline: Feb. 19th, 2023
Notification letter: mid-March 2023
Last date to cancel your participation: April 2nd, 2023
Submit your full paper: by May 14, 2023

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