26th AKSE Conference 6‐9 July 2013, Vienna

26th AKSE Conference
6-9 July 2013, Vienna (Austria)

– Call for Papers and First Notice –

The Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna will host the 26th Biannual Conference of the Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE) from 06-09 July, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel Imperial Riding School in Vienna, Austria.

Key information at a glance

Conference website http://akse2013.univie.ac.at
Secretariat akse2013.ostasien@univie.ac.at
Abstract submission March 01 – June 30, 2012
Registration October 29, 2012 – January 07, 2013
Paper submission October 29, 2012 – June 15, 2013
Conference dates July 06 – 09, 2013
Venue Renaissance Hotel Imperial Riding School in Vienna (bookings will be handled by the conference secretariat)

The Association for Korean Studies in Europe
AKSE is the main scholarly society for Korean Studies in greater Europe. Its objectives are to stimulate and co-ordinate academic Korean studies in all countries of Europe, and to contribute to the spread of knowledge of Korea among a wider public. Founded in 1977, AKSE holds regular scholarly conferences and publishes an annual newsletter. More information, including the AKSE constitution, the AKSE Council, AKSE newsletters and information on past conferences, can be found on the AKSE website at http://www.akse.uni-kiel.de/

Dates of the conference
July 06-09, 2013 (July 06: arrival, registration, opening; July 07 and 08: full conference days; July 09: conference ends after lunch).

Conference venue
Vienna, Renaissance Hotel Imperial Riding School, see
All registered participants will stay at the hotel; all regular panels of the conference will take place in the hotel. Please note that the conference fees (see below) include accommodation.

The conference website
Information on the venue, the conference schedule, logistics, conference fees etc. will be posted on the conference website at http://akse2013.univie.ac.at We continuously provide updates, so please visit the site regularly.

Who can participate
AKSE conferences were initiated primarily to provide an opportunity for European scholars of Korea to gather and to exchange views and research results. They are also the most important event for AKSE members and host our regular membership meetings. Furthermore, AKSE conferences are a way for European scholars to communicate with the global academic community. We thus warmly welcome non-Europeans and non-members, too.

For non-presenters
Formal registration will open on October 29, 2012 and last until January 07, 2013 through our conference website at http://akse2013.univie.ac.at.

For those who intend to present a paper
Submissions in all areas of Korean Studies are welcome.
Please note that abstract and paper submissions will have to be done electronically via the conference website at http://akse2013.univie.ac.at. Abstracts can be submitted from March 01, 2012 until June 30, 2012. If you need assistance with the process, or encounter any technical problems, please do not hesitate to contact our helpdesk at akse2013.ostasien@univie.ac.at.
Both individual and panel proposals can be submitted, though we have a clear preference for panel proposals. The language of the final papers can be English, Korean, French or German. For abstracts, we kindly ask for English only.

General note on presentations
AKSE members have repeatedly suggested that there should be more time for interactive discussion. We have thus decided to reduce the time for presentations to 15 minutes and will not have any set discussants except for the panel chair (see below).
We have allocated 60 minutes for the presentations of each panel (15 minutes per presentation) and 45 minutes for panel discussion. Panels should thus consist of a maximum of four presenters. The panel chair will play the role of moderator and also act as the panel’s only discussant.

Note on panels
In a first step, the panel organizer should submit a panel proposal, indicating its title, keywords and an abstract of about 1,000 words or 5,200 characters. The deadline for panel abstract submission is June 30, 2012.
Only after the panel has been entered into the Conference Management System by the panel organizer, panel participants can register individually for their panel and submit an abstract (about 1,000 words or 5,200 characters) of their respective panel papers.

Note on individual papers
Individual paper submissions should be made through the conference website and include an abstract of about 1,000 words (5,200 characters). The deadline for abstract submission is June 30, 2012.

Conference fees (preliminary)
The conference fee includes 3 nights at a double room in a 4-Star hotel in Vienna, 2 dinners, 3 lunches and 5 light breakfasts/coffee breaks. We have decided to reward active conference participation, AKSE membership, and consider the status of conference participants. There is thus a special rate for students, a discount of 50 EUR for paper presenters and an (in some cases additional) discount of 100 EUR for AKSE members. The conference fees for the various participant categories are:

category Per person
Non-members 360 EUR
Non-members who present a paper 310 EUR
AKSE members who do not present a paper 260 EUR
AKSE members who present a paper 210 EUR
Students (no further reductions) 120 EUR
Participants who do not stay at the hotel 120 EUR
Students who do not stay at the hotel 90 EUR
Surcharge for single room 195 EUR

Participants are kindly asked to find their roommates individually; an online forum will be added to the conference website to make this process easier for you.

Registration fee
At the time of your formal registration (open during October 29, 2012 – January 07, 2013), you will be asked to pay a non-refundable registration fee in the amount of 100 EUR (students: 50 EUR) via Paypal through the conference website. This fee will be used as a down-payment on the individual conference fee. Please note that this registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
We will kindly ask you to pay the remaining amount of the conference fee on site in cash (in Euros).

Travel grants
Graduate students whose papers have been accepted are entitled to apply for a travel grant 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.

What comes next
Abstracts can be submitted from March 01, 2012 until June 30, 2012.
The abstract will be clustered and sent to referees for a review. Based on the results, the AKSE Council will decide about paper acceptance and inform you by October 29, 2012.
Formal registration starts on Oct. 29, 2012, and ends on January 07, 2013. Later registration/participation will only be possible at your own expense and without our organizational support.
As usual, you are kindly asked to make your travel arrangements yourself. You might want to wait a few more months with this, as we are currently in negotiations with Austrian Airlines for a special AKSE 2013 conference discount if the ticket is booked via the conference website.
Full papers should be submitted as formatted PDF files through the conference website http://akse2013.univie.ac.at before June 15, 2013. These papers will be made available to registered participants on a customized AKSE 2013 USB-Stick.

Additional information
If you require additional information, want to leave comments, or make suggestions, you are welcome to do so. Please direct these to the AKSE 2013 Secretariat at: akse2013.ostasien@univie.ac.at

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