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Call for Papers: SoKEN 2020, Edinburgh

Call for Papers for SoKEN 2020, Edinburgh, UK, ‪8-9 April 2020‬

The Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network (SoKEN)
Korean Studies, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Edinburgh

invite paper and panel proposals for their upcoming conference

Divided Societies on the Korean Peninsula

Korean Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh is hosting the 2nd Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network (SoKEN) conference in Edinburgh ‪on 8th-9th April 2020‬.

We are especially interested in receiving proposals exploring the following topics:

  1. Old and new cleavages in Korean politics
  2. Minorities in Korea
  3. What future for the two Koreas? Federalism, confederalism and beyond
  4. Korea and AI
  5. Culture and soft power
  6. Identity, diasporas, and transnationalism
  7. Socio-economic changes in North Korea
  8. Korea in regional and global politics
  9. Scholarship of the non-human
  10. Trans-historical approaches to the study of Korea
  11. Online and offline activism

Please note that the list above is not exhaustive and that we welcome proposals on other topics.

Submissions should include an abstract (350 words) and a short bio (100 words) and be sent to [email protected] by 20 December 2019

Papers Acceptance Announcement: 10 January 2020

Proposals from postgraduate students, early career researchers and independent scholars are welcome. Limited support towards covering travel expenses is available.

Enquiries can be direct to Dr. Youngmi Kim, Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies, University of Edinburgh [email protected]

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