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AKSE 2025, Edinburgh, 19th-22nd June, 2025 – Call for papers – Submissions open 1st July, 2024

The University of Edinburgh will host the 32nd biennial Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE) Conference as an in-person event from 19 to 22 June 2025 in Edinburgh, UK. The conference is co-organized by the University of Edinburgh with the AKSE Council. Founded in 1977, AKSE 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. AKSE conferences are also a way for European scholars to communicate with the global academic community, and we warmly welcome non‐members and scholars from outside Europe.
Please see below for details on individual paper and panel proposal submissions. For more information about the conference, and to register to submit an abstract, please also see the conference website:  
Key dates
1 July 2024 – 15 September 2024: Submission of abstracts
1 January 2025: Notification of accepted proposals
1 January 2025 – 1 May 2025: Registration
1 January 2025 – 30 May 2025: Online paper submission
Submission guidelines
General information
–          Abstract submission will entail preliminary registration (not binding). Formal registration for all participants and attendees will be open January-May 2025.
–          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.
–          Both individual abstracts and panel proposals can be submitted, although panel proposals will be treated preferentially.
–          We strongly encourage panel diversity (institutional, national, disciplinary, gender, and career-stage), and this will be an important criterion in the final selection process.
–          Each session will last for 100 minutes and typically consist of four paper presentations. To allow plenty of time for discussion, presenters should not exceed 15 minutes (60 minutes for presentations, 40 minutes for discussion).
Instructions for panel proposals
–          Panel proposals should include: a concise title (e.g. “Korean Diaspora in US”); up to three keywords; details of up to five panelists (up to four presenters and an optional non-presenting chair); and a panel abstract of up to 300 words.
–          Additionally, each presenter should prepare an abstract of up to 300 words
–          Normally panels do not include discussants. The panel chair may act as discussant if invited to do so.
 Instructions for individual papers
–          Individual presenters should submit an abstract of up to 300 words, as well as a paper title and up to three keywords.
Additional information on the website
Further information about the conference—including information about registration fees and graduate student travel subsidies—is available on the conference website:
Wish you a wonderful summer with many good panel ideas for the AKSE conference in 2025!
Please share widely!
Holly Stephens and the Korean Studies Team at the University of Edinburgh