The Korean Archaeological Society is inviting three scholars on early Korea studies to participate in a panel titled “The Prospective of Early Korea Studies” (a tentative title) in its annual meeting (November 1–2, 2024). Early Korea is broadly defined as the prehistoric or early historic periods where textual records are absent or limited, and archaeological materials can further elaborate the gaps in written records and provide comprehensive perspectives on the past. This panel aims to review the state of art of Korean archaeology and early Korea studies, particularly its current state outside Korea, and search for the future direction. Participants will present their research on early Korea and address how they will enhance the field of early Korea.

• Scholars who research prehistoric and/or early historic Korea.
• Their institutional affiliations should be outside Korea.
• Ph.D. in anthropology, archaeology, history, Korean studies, or related disciplines in hand.
• Interdisciplinary topics are welcome but archaeological findings or interpretations should be utilized as part of the research.

Application package:
• A cover letter, describing their research area and goals, and how their current or past research can contribute to enhancing Korean archaeology and/or Early Korea Studies.
• An abstract of the presentation, 300 words or less.
• A curriculum vitae

Selected scholars will be invited to the annual conference of the Korean Archaeological Society on November 1st to 3rd, 2024. The cost during the conference will be provided, including 3-nights lodging (October 31st to November 2nd), conference registration fees, meals, and local transportations. Participants can utilize this chance to do their field research before or after the conference with their own funding.

Due: Send the application package to kras1976@naver.com by 11:59 pm on June 15, 2024 (Korea Standard Time, GMT+9).

We encourage early career scholars to apply. For the inquiry into this opportunity, contact to Prof. Heo, Jina at jinaheo@jnu.ac.kr

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