Call for Papers — ‘Reimagining Korean Identity through Wars, Money, Ideas and Exchanges’ conference, 17–18 August, 2018

To be held at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, from 17 to 18 August, 2018.

Monash University Korean Studies Research Hub, Deakin University, Melbourne University is pleased to host, ‘Reimagining Korean Identity through Wars, Money, Ideas and Exchanges: 70 years’ Identity Transformation,’ a conference supported by the AKS Core University Program for Korean Studies.

August 15, 2018 will mark the seventieth anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Korea; the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea soon followed. To mark the occasion, this conference aims to critically engage with some of the most important issues that have affected contemporary Korea over the past seven decades. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of North and South Korean history, society and culture, especially those that deal with the following question:

Who are Koreans today? Who have they become over 70 years through war, development, division, cultural exchange, travel and globalisation? 

The conference is organized by a committee comprised of Dr Andrew David Jackson (Monash University), Associate Professor David Hundt (Deakin University) and Dr Jay Song (Melbourne University).

Accommodation will be provided to successful applicants travelling from outside the Melbourne area. There is a limited amount of funding available to cover travel expenses for selected presenters whose papers have been accepted. Priority will be given to junior scholars.

In your proposal, please indicate: a) whether you intend to apply for travel/accommodation support; and b) whether you would like your paper to be considered for publication as part of a special issue of an academic journal

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2018

Applicants will be notified of the result by 30 March. 

Proposal format:

In your proposals – both for individual papers and panel proposals – please include your name, institutional affiliation, paper title, an abstract of 300 words, and a 50-100 word biography of the author.

Please send the abstract as an email attachment to Andy Jackson at:

The email subject should be the same as the file name which should be: family name first name RKI. (jacksonandyRKI)

All applicants will receive an email confirmation for receipt of their abstract within 5 working days. If you do not receive confirmation, please email. For all other enquiries, contact Andy Jackson at the above email.

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