Third East Europe Consortium for Korean Studies (EECKS) and the International Conference Board on East-Asian Korean, Balkans and Mediterranean Cultural Studies 2023 and SMED (Studia Mediterranea Centre at the University of Split)
Host and program coordinator:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split
Centre for Cross Cultural and Korean Studies
June 26-28, 2023
Outlay of the Themes and Topics of Discussion:
This conference is a forum for comparative studies in culture, literature, arts, and historical studies. It focuses on cultural theory, comparative and cross-media topics, Slavic and East-Asian scholarship, with a focus on cultural transfers between the Balkans, Mediterranean and the Korean Peninsula. It is held jointly by the members of EECLS which are: the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, Croatia, Yonsei University, Seoul, Inha University, Inchon, Korea National Open University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul and Yongin, Korea, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan. The conference will be held in English with one section also organized in Croatian and Korean.
Submissions are welcome that address, but are not limited to, the way our issues arising from our narratives, fictions, artwork, technologies of cross-cultural relations, interdisciplinary cultural studies, the humanities, sciences, economics, and ecology address the vital concerns of the role of change in hi/story and the cultural imagination. In addition, it means to address how thought on regional entanglements, national specificities, and bottom-up/top-down social processes is developing.
In short, the conference is meant to collate a wide variety of topics under the concern of how cross-cultural studies can help explore and can perhaps even enable better futures for all.
A selection of the presentations will later be published in Cross-Cultural Studies Review (edition 2024).
If interested, please send a 200-300 word abstract to Ivana Dizdar at email@example.com or Paula Jurišić at firstname.lastname@example.org (Croatian and English) or Chaewon Oh at email@example.com (Korean) by the 31st of May, 2023.
The same email can be used to address any potential questions.
Please note (accommodation)
Since Split is very busy in June, please organize a reservation for your stay as soon as possible. We recommend the hotels Radisson Blue and Ora, due to their proximity to the venue, as well as Hotel Pax, which has special prices for rooms if you contact them and mention that you are a part of the conference.
For budget accommodation we suggest hotels Zagreb (20 minutes from University and 30 minutes to city) and Slavia (in Old Town), 30 minutes to University. All of them are all available via booking.com.
Kangsok Cho, Yonsei University, Director of the Centre for Korean Studies Brian Willems, University of Split, Co-Editor of Cross-Cultural Studies Review, Director of SMED Fahim Amir, Independent Researcher, author of the book Being and Swine: The End of Nature (As We Knew It) Sooyoung Lee, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul
Suggested areas of presentation (Panels):
1. Space for Change in the Context of Korean and Far East Studies
2. Space for Change: Other Europe(s) and Asia(s); The End of Nature and Humanities (As We Know Them)
3. Nam June Paik in the (South-East) European Context: Space for Change