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Call for Papers: The 1st Oxford CKS Graduate Students’ Forum

While there have been Korean Studies conferences at Oxford before – for example BAKS held its 2018 workshop at Wolfson – this is the first Graduate Students’ forum. Here is the call for papers.

The 1st Oxford CKS Graduate Students’ Forum

18 March 2022

Oriental Institute

Call for Papers – deadline 4 February 2022

It is a pleasure to invite you to the 1st Oxford CKS Graduate Students’ Forum. The Forum is organized by the Centre of Korean Studies (CKS) at the University of Oxford’s Oriental Institute. Given continuing uncertainty surrounding travel and in-person interaction, the Forum will take place on-line on 18/03/2022.

The Forum is a place for graduate students in Korean Studies, as well as those in other disciplines whose work has a Korea-related focus, to meet, present their work, and exchange ideas. This year, the programme for the Forum also includes a keynote lecture on the Korean Language from Prof. Jiyoung Shin of Korea University. We hope that the Forum will help support and develop the growing community of researchers working on Korea-related topics in the UK.

There is no specific theme for this inaugural Forum, and submissions are welcome from all disciplines. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • History
  • Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Fine Art
  • Archaeology
  • Media Studies

To showcase the diversity and quality of the work being carried out, we intend on publishing an edited volume of selected papers based on work presented at the Forum.


We welcome contributions from graduate students based in UK Universities, majoring in any relevant subject with Korea-focused research.

Guide for authors

The deadline to submit abstracts is 04/02/2022. Successful applicants will be notified by 11/02/2022. To submit your abstract, please send it as a Microsoft Word .docx or .pdf file to [email protected].

Abstracts should be written in English and not exceed two sides of single-spaced A4, including any references or figures. If you are interested in contributing to the edited volume, please append the following sentence to your abstract:

“The author(s) would like to register their interest in contributing to the edited volume.”

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstract: 04/02/2022
  • Notification of acceptance: 11/02/2022

For any enquiries regarding the Forum, please contact: [email protected] We look forward to seeing you at the Forum in 2022.

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