The Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE) plans to award a new prize, the Hendrik-Hamel-Prize for Korean Studies research published in Europe. The prize will be awarded every second year, the winner being announced at a AKSE conference. The prize carries a € 2000 cash award. In 2021, the prize will be awarded for Korean Studies publications in a European language other than English.
We are calling for nominations of scholarly articles or monographs centring on Korea which have been published during the last five years and are apt to raise interest in the academic study of Korea beyond the confines of Korean Studies proper. Only original work is eligible. Dissertations, exhibition catalogues, translations, textbooks, poetry, fiction, travel books, memoirs or autobiographies are not eligible.
Nominated authors need not be AKSE members. Nominators should preferably be AKSE members and have to hold (or be retired from) an academic position or be otherwise an established member of the academic community.
Self-nominations are possible, but less desirable.
Nominations including a pdf of the original publication, an English language abstract of at least 200 words, and a completed nomination form (attached below and to be found separately on the AKSE website www.koreanstudies.eu) must reach the AKSE president by May 15, 2021, to be considered for the 2021 award.