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31ST AKSE CONFERENCE – Copenhagen, Denmark – 22nd-25th June, 2023 – Call for Papers – Deadline 15th September, 2022

22-25 June 2023, Copenhagen (Denmark) – Call for Papers – The University of Copenhagen will host the 31st biennial AKSE Conference as an in-person event from 22 (Thursday) to 25 (Sunday) June 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference is co-organized by the University of Copenhagen with the AKSE Council. The Association for Korean Studies in Europe, founded in 1977, is the main scholarly society for Korean Studies in Europe. Its objectives are to stimulate and coordinate academic Korean Studies in all countries of Europe, and to contribute to the spread of knowledge of Korea among a wider public.
The biennial AKSE conferences provide an opportunity for European scholars of Korean Studies to gather and exchange research. The conferences host the AKSE membership meeting, making this the most important event of the association as such. AKSE conferences are also a way for European scholars to communicate with the global academic community. We thus warmly welcome non‐Europeans and non‐members.
Organizers: Korean Studies Team at the University of Copenhagen  Barbara Wall (Associate Professor) & Amos Farooqi (PhD Candidate)
Conference website:
Conference timetable
Day 1 (Thursday): registration, opening ceremony, dinner
Day 2 and 3 (Friday & Saturday): full conference days
Day 4 (Sunday): half conference day, end of the public events after lunch
Key information for prospective participants
1 July 2022 – 15 September 2022: Submission of abstracts and panel proposals
1 January 2023: Notification of paper acceptance
1 January 2023 – 1 May 2023: Registration
1 January 2023 – 30 May 2023: Paper submission
Conference venues and hotel
The conference venue, including the opening ceremony, will be held at the University of Copenhagen. Accommodation will be provided in the vicinity of the university. Registration Abstract submission will entail preliminary registration (not binding). Formal online registration for all active (presenting and chairing) and passive participants will open on 1 January 2023 and last until 1 May 2023.
For submitters
1) Subjects and general guidelines ∙ Both individual abstracts and panel proposals can be submitted. Panel proposals will be treated preferentially. All paper proposals will receive a double-blind assessment. We strongly encourage panel diversity (institutional, national, disciplinary), and this will be an important criterion in the final selection process. ∙ Subjects in all areas of Korean Studies are welcome. During the abstract submission, submitters will have to choose a field for their presentation. ∙ All abstracts should be written in English, but the official languages of the conference are: English, French, German and Korean. You must specify the presentation language if it is different from English.
2) Presentation guidelines ∙ Each panel will last 105 minutes and typically consist of four presentations. ∙ To allow plenty of time for discussion, each presentation should not exceed 15 minutes (60 minutes for presentations, 45 minutes for discussion). ∙ In the case of an organized panel, a fifth person can be invited as panel chair by the panel organizer. Alternatively, one of the four panelists can act as chair. ∙ Normally panels do not include discussants. The panel chair can act as discussant if invited to do so.
3) Note on panel proposals ∙ Panel proposals should include a concise title (e.g. “Korean Diaspora in US”), keywords (up to three), the number of panelists (five in the case of a non-presenting chair or four in the case of a presenting chair), and a panel abstract of up to 300 words. ∙ In addition, each panelist should prepare an abstract of up to 300 words, excluding the paper title and keywords.
4) Note on individual papers ∙ Individual presenters should prepare an abstract of up to 300 words, excluding the paper title and keywords (up to three).
Conference fees
1) Included with conference fees: ∙ accommodation and breakfast (3 nights in double rooms) ∙ conference attendance ∙ opening and closing ceremonies with dinner ∙ coffee breaks and lunch on each conference day ∙ conference materials 2) Not included: ∙ travel to and from Copenhagen ∙ AKSE membership fees (these will be separately collected by the AKSE treasurer, more information on the AKSE website). 3) Categories and rates Based on current pricing information and subsidy expectations, we expect to be able to offer the following rates for participants: ∙ non-members not presenting: 350 EUR ∙ non-members presenting: 300 EUR ∙ AKSE members: 250 EUR ∙ students: 120 EUR ∙ participants (members or not) not presenting, not staying at hotel: 100 EUR ∙ students not presenting, not staying at hotel: 50 EUR
Registration fees
At the time of your online registration, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable registration fee in the amount of 100 EUR through the conference management system. The registration fee for students is 50 EUR. This online transfer registration fee will be used as a down payment for your conference fee. The remaining balance should be paid later online (by 1 March 2023). Details regarding this will be sent in due course.
Travel subsidies
Graduate students whose papers have been accepted are entitled to apply for a travel subsidy by writing to the AKSE president. The availability and actual amount of the grants depend on funding availability and will be decided by the AKSE Council.
Please check the AKSE website for more information:
Additional information on the website Further information on the conference, including accommodation surcharges, travel etc. will be provided on the conference website in due course.