Summer Workshop on the History of Science and Technology in Modern East Asia
June 21-23, 2019
The D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia, together with the Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Seoul National University, is pleased to announce a summer workshop for younger scholars to be held June 21-23, 2019 at the Hoam Faculty House of Seoul National University, in Seoul, South Korea.
The primary aims of the workshop are twofold. The first is to promote transnational exchange and collaboration in the history of science and technology in modern East Asia by bringing together 12-15 graduate students and recent PhDs for several days of lively and convivial exchange. The second is to help these younger scholars to hone their presentation skills, so that they can communicate their research crisply and compellingly.
The younger scholars will be mentored by an international group of senior academics who will offer both general training in techniques of effective presentation and specific feedback on individual projects, and who will introduce as well noteworthy trends and resources in the study of science and technology in modern East Asia.
The entire workshop will be conducted in English. The workshop organizers will cover the costs of transportation for participants and also arrange for lodgings and meals during the workshop.
Participants should arrive in Seoul by Thursday, June 20. The workshop will run from the morning of Friday, June 21 through noon on Sunday, June 23, and participation in all of the sessions is required. After lunch on Sunday, there will be an optional group excursion. Participants may depart on Sunday afternoon (June 23) or Monday morning (June 24).
Who can apply?
Graduate students and recent PhDs whose research focuses primarily on some aspect of science or technology in modern East Asia. Among graduate students, preference will be given to students already working on their dissertations. Recent PhDs should have received their doctorates in 2017 or later.
We are especially keen to have the participation of students and scholars from universities in each of the different East Asian countries, but we also welcome participants from universities outside East Asia.
December 10, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the results by late January, 2019.