[공지] Call for Papers: NEKST 2019 Graduate Student Conference   2018-12-26

2019년 5월 17-18일 미시간 대학교 (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)에서 열릴 7th International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST) 대학원생 학술대회에서 논문을 모집합니다. NEKST는 학제간 학회이며, 한국과 관련된 연구를 하는 대학원생들이 연구 결과를 발표하고 교수님들로부터 피드백을 받을 수 있는 기회를 제공하고 있습니다. 또 소정의 여행 경비와 학회 기간 중 숙소 및 식사를 제공할 예정입니다. 학술대회에 관한 자세한 정보와 Call for Papers는 아래에서 보실 수 있습니다. 관심 있는 대학원생들의 많은 지원을 바랍니다.

We invite graduate students in Korean Studies across all disciplines to participate in the 7th International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST) at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. The NEKST conference provides graduate students in Korean studies an opportunity to share their research, receive feedback from faculty members and other graduate students, and contributes towards the building of an interdisciplinary community of future Korean studies scholars.

The two-day conference will feature traditional panel presentations, workshop sessions for dissertation chapters/advanced papers, and a professional development workshop. We will host prominent Korean studies faculty members from across disciplines to serve as discussants and mentors.

Modest travel grants are available for participating graduate students. Lodging and meals will be provided during the conference.


Current graduate students (MA/PhD) as well as those holding a terminal master’s degree are eligible to apply. We welcome submissions from all disciplines as long as the research topic is related to Korea.

To apply, please submit an abstract (250 word limit) by following the link below. Abstracts should clearly state the research question, main argument, methodology, results, and conclusions. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2019. You should expect to receive the results of your application by March 1, 2019.

Applicants can choose to participate in one of two formats:

Panel presentation: The panel presentation format is open to all graduate students. Graduate students who are accepted for this format will be arranged into panels to give a fifteen minute presentation based on a research paper that can range from 4000 to 10000 words. (The appropriate length of a paper written for a fifteen minute presentation may vary by discipline). Participants will receive comments about their paper from an assigned faculty discussant. If accepted, completed papers will be due by April 26, 2019.

Chapter/Article workshop: The chapter/article workshop format is open to PhD students who have achieved candidacy. Manuscripts submitted for this format should be a dissertation chapter or a polished pre-submission journal article. Each forty minute workshop will be dedicated to the discussion of a single manuscript, and an assigned faculty mentor will provide detailed feedback on that manuscript. Manuscripts will be pre-circulated to all faculty and graduate participants of the conference, who will also be invited to provide comments. If accepted, completed manuscripts will be due on April 12, 2019.

Applications will be accepted online only. Please click on the button below to apply.

The 7th 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 graduate students at the University of Michigan.

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