VIII Latin American Korean Studies Congress


Latin America and South Korea: Common interests and challenges

University of São Paulo – Brazil
São Paulo, August 24-25, 2017

The School of Economics, Business and Accounting and the School of Philosophy, Letters and Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo is pleased to call for papers on topics related with Latin America and Korea, seeking participation in the VIII Latin American Korean Studies Congress (EECAL in Spanish).

The meeting will be held in the city of São Paulo, on August 24th and 25th 2017, hopefully with the support of the Academy of Korean Studies and the hosting institutions.

The VIII EECAL is the continuation of a series of conferences that, since 2003, have been carried out every two years with the participation of Latin American specialists on issues related to Korea. So far the following meetings were held:

• I EECAL. University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and Korea Foundation. 
Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2-3, 2003. (Coord. Carolina Mera)

• II EECAL. El Colegio de Mexico (COLMEX) and Korea Foundation.
Mexico City, Mexico, October 4-5, 2005. (Coord. Juan Jose Ramirez Bonilla)

• III EECAL. Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUCSP) and Korea Foundation.
São Paulo, Brazil, October 28-29, 2007. (Coords. Altemani H. Oliveira & Gilmar Masiero)

• IV EECAL. University of Chile (UC) and Korea Foundation. 
Santiago de Chile, October 26-27, 2009. (Coord. Martin Perez Le-Fort)

• V EECAL. Sergio Arboleda University (USB) and Korea Foundation.
Bogotá, Colombia, October 5-6, 2011. (Coord. Yeltha López)

• VI EECAL. National University of La Plata (UNDLP)
La Plata, Argentina, August 14, 2013. (Coords. Cecilia Onaha & Luciano Lanare)

• VII EECAL. Metropolitan Autonomous University, Xochimilco and Korea Foundation.
Mexico City, Mexico, October 5-6, 2015. (Coord. José Luis León-Manríquez)

The main objectives of VIII EECAL are:

• Deepen discussions about Latin America and Korea relations and build a network of specialists in Korean Studies in Latin America;
• Disseminate the academic contributions of Latin American scholars and highlight its specificity regarding Korean Studies;
• Contribute to improvement of mutual understanding between Korea and Latin America; strengthen common interests and delivering efforts to address its challenges.

The hosting organizations are the School of Economics, Business and Accounting and the School of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences at the University of São Paulo (USP). USP is one of the most prestigious public universities in Latin America, with a population over 90,000 students and about 6,000 professors and researchers full time in eight campuses of São Paulo.

The VIII EECAL will be held on the first day at Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 908, and on the second day at Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 403, both situated inside the main campus of the University City (Cidade Universitária). 

The General Coordination of the Congress is in charge of the Professors Gilmar Masiero and Yun Jung Im as well as their assistant Pierangeli Comazzetto.

In order to enable a rich discussion and relevant interdisciplinary exchanges, thematic areas of the VIII EECAL cover most areas in Social Sciences and Humanities. In that sense, the Academic Committee will evaluate proposals on the following subjects and related areas:

• Policy and International Relations;
• Economics, Management and Social Sciences;
• History and Literature;
• Hallyu and other entertainment industry issues.

Relevant dates:

February 6th, 2017 - Proposals (expanded abstracts)
March 28th, 2017 - Communication of accepted papers for the meeting
July 31st, 2017 - Delivery of the final versions

A proposal should be submitted with 1,500 words including the title, key-words, objectives, assumptions, methodology and initial bibliography (this will not be counted as part of the 1,500 words). If possible, it must be submitted with substantive progress of unpublished ongoing investigation. A short CV of the author(s), with particular emphasis on their experiences, previous research and publications on Korean Studies must be attached in a separate Word file.

Guidelines for final papers:

Articles must be original and have a maximum length of 10,000 words in Spanish, Portuguese or English including bibliography; tables and graphs. Please observe the Word Times New Roman 12 format, double spaced with the page numbers in the middle of the bottom page. Graphs and tables may be included in the body of the text, but should be also sent as Excel attached files in order to facilitate the work of eventual publication.

The citation style, which you are asked to respect, will be the APA 6th edition, whose use is exemplified in the following link: pdf / 27f8511d-95b6-4096-8d3e-f8492f61c6dc

Working papers of graduate and undergraduate researches

Two(2) panels for working papers of Grad and Undergrad students will happen as parallel sessions. The aim of these panels is to enable the discussion among senior and young researchers interested in Korean Studies. The rules remain the same to the proposition of other works. 

Evaluation Committee

The proposals received will be reviewed by a committee composed of coordinators of previous meetings. The decision to submit a proposal to VIII EECAL assumes, in advance, the acceptance of the verdict of the Academic Committee, whose character is final. The scientific rigor, innovation and thematic originality of papers and the previous track record of Korean Studies and adherence to the theme of this call will be the main elements for the Committee to select the paper to be presented at the Congress.

Sponsoring participation

The VIII EECAL seeks to finance travel expenses in economy class and the lodging in the city of São Paulo to the authors who are selected, with the support of the Academy of Korea Studies and the institutions that are holding the event. In the case of collective works, it can only finance the attendance of one author at the meeting. In some cases, depending on the resources available, the organizers could provide partial support for transportation or accommodation to undergrad and graduate student participants of the parallel sessions.

For abstract submission and specific inquiries, please contact the General Coordination of VIII EECAL at: [log in to unmask]

Important remark

The EECAL meetings carried out up today in several countries of Latin America were sponsored by the Korea Foundation. Recently, however, there has been a reorganization of duties between the Korean Foundation and the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), in which the latter institution now will be responsible for granting funds for this kind of congress. As our proposal will be submitted in December and the grant will be announced only in February, we’d like to stress that the VIII EECAL is conditioned to the AKS grant confirmation.  


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