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10th Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention (KSGSC) in Europe

July 15, 2013 - 00:00-July 18, 2013 - 00:00

The KSGSC committee is pleased to announce the 10th Convention for Graduate Students, hosted by University of Helsinki, Department of World Cultures, Korean Studies Section. 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 convention follows on the backs of 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); Maison de l’Asie, Paris (2011) and Warsaw University (2012).

The convention is organized by the KSGSC committee and is funded by the Korea Foundation, under the umbrella of the Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE).

Venue and Dates
Venue: University of Helsinki, Finland
Dates: 15th-18th July 2013

15th July Arrival and registration
16th July Convention all day
17th July Convention all day
28th July Convention in morning (finished by 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 (twin room) and meals (three breakfasts, three lunches and at least one dinner) will be provided to all accepted participants.

Transport: Accepted participants from within Europe (i.e. who are based at a university in Europe) will be offered a transport grant of approximately 120 Euros. 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 April 30th

Presentations and Papers
All successful applicants will be expected to give around a 25 minute presentation including Q&A. All participants will have to submit their full paper (5-7 pages) by May 15th

 Application and Submission of Abstracts
 Applicants should submit the following information by e-mail to

 1) your full name as you would like it to appear in the conference materials
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

Application Period
The deadline for applications is March 1st .
We will contact all applicants by the end of March 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 April 20th will be liable to pay the hotel expenses and may be restricted from attending future KSGSC conferences.


10th Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention (KSGSC) in Europe


July 15, 2013 - 00:00
July 18, 2013 - 00:00