Korean Studies

News and Events - Winter semester 2023/24


Tübingen Korean Studies Lecture Series

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2 studentische Hilfskräfte gesucht

Film screening: Kim Dae Jung On The Road

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New Year Celebration 2024

3 studentische/wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte gesucht

튀빙겐 대학교 한국학과 - 유은혜 전 장관 초청 간담회

1980년대 한국 민주화운동과 김근태

Graduate Summer School of the CIVIS-KF e-school Consortium

(May 20 – 25, 2024)

General Information

What is CIVIS-KF e-school consortium?

The CIVIS-KF e-school consortium is an association of five European Korean Studies Departments of Civis Alliance to provide mutual online learning opportunities. The main goal is to diversify teaching and increase in-depth exchange between students and researchers of European Korean studies. The program is supported by the Korea Foundation.

What is CIVIS-KF Graduate Summer School?

The Graduate Summer School includes lectures by professors of Korean Studies and researchers and presentations of master thesis and dissertation topics by students from the participating universities of the CIVIS-KF e-School consortium.
This is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with other European Korean Studies students and to receive feedback from renowned professors and researchers from various fields of research.
The 2024 Graduate Summer School of the CIVIS-KF e-school Consortium will take place at the Aix-Marseille University, May 20 - 25, 2024. Transportation, accommodation and meals will be provided for participants.

Up to five students are chosen from each partner university.

Participating partner universities:

•  Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Germany, Prof. Dr. You Jae Lee) – financer of the Graduate Summer School of the CIVIS-KF e-school Consortium

•  Aix-Marseille University (France, Maître de Conference Hye-Kyung Kim-Crescendo) – host of 2024 Graduate Summer School of the CIVIS-KF e-school Consortium

•  Bucharest University (Romania, Prof. Dr. Diana Yuksel)

•  Sapienza University of Rome (Italy, Prof. Dr. Antonetta Bruno)

•  Stockholm University (Sweden, Prof. Dr. Sonja Häussler)

Information about application

Who can apply?:

•  MA/PhD students from the Korean Studies department of the five partner universities.

• Preference is given to MA/PhD students who already have a planned master's thesis or dissertation topic. BA students applying for a master’s program in Korean Studies are also encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

Applications with relevant documents (letter of application, a short proposal of the MA/dissertation topics (1 page), tabular curriculum vitae, transcript of the previously completed certificates or BA certificate for students from the 1st semester in MA program) should be sent by e-mail as PDF by 31.01.2024 to: you-jae.leespam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de (CC: thomas.eichertspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de)

Successful candidates will be notified of the results and should keep in touch with the designated TAs for instructions on further procedures.


for students in the 1st and 3rd semesters

preparation for studies abroad in Korea

preparation for studies abroad;
information on the current situation in Korea

2023 King Sejong Institute Hangul-Day 튀빙겐 세종학당 한글날 행사

“Meine koreanische Postkarte” – Winners

Stellenausschreibung: IT-Hiwi

Korean Studies Job Fair

B.A./M.A. Korean Studies Graduation Ceremony 2023

King Sejong Institute Hangul-Tag 2023 튀빙겐 세종학당 한글날 행사

Thema: Meine koreanische Postkarte - 나의 엽서 만들기

Wer: An dieser Veranstaltung können alle Kursteilnehmer*innen des Tübingen Sejong Institute und Studenten*innen der Koreanistik Tübingen teilnehmen.

1) Schreiben Sie auf einem Papier Ihrer Wahl Ihr koreanisches Lieblingswort oder Ihren koreanischen Lieblingssatz (dieser kann aus einem Buch, einem Gedicht, einem Zitat, einem Roman oder aus einem Lied stammen).
2) Dekorieren Sie den Rest des Papieres mit Zeichnungen, Stickern o.ä.
3) Bitte schreiben Sie auf Koreanisch, warum Ihnen dieses Wort/dieser Satz gefällt.
4) Schicken Sie ein Bild oder einen Scan der Karte an: mailspam prevention@sejong.uni-tuebingen.de
5) Bitte geben Sie in Ihrer Mail Ihre Zugehörigkeit an:
     Bsp.) Max Mustermann, Student, King Sejong Institute/
     Max Mustermann, Student, Koreanistik/
     Max Mustermann, Arbeitnehmer, King Sejong Institute etc.

Abgabetermin: Senden Sie bis spätestens 24.11.2023 (Fr.) das Bild per Email an mailspam prevention@sejong.uni-tuebingen.de 

Ausstellungszeitraum: 29.11.2023 - 17.12.2023 (Online, der Link wird später auf der Seite des Sejong Institute hochgeladen)

Abstimmungsszeitraum: 29.11.2023 - 05.12.2023 bitte stimmen Sie in diesem Zeitraum für Ihre Lieblingspostkarte ab. Aus Fairnessgründen können nur Teilnehmer*innen des Sejong Institute und Studenten*innen der Koreanistik abstimmen. (Online, der Link wird allen Sejong Kursteilnehmer*innen und Studenten*innen der Koreanistik per E-Mail zugeschickt).

Bekanntgabe der Gewinner: 06.12.2023. Die Gewinner werden per E-Mail persönlich benachrichtigt und auf der Seite des Sejong Institute bekannt gegeben.

Gewinner: Platz 1 – 3, Teilnehmerpreis (Eco-Bag, Kulturbeutel, USB 8GB)

King Sejong Institute Tübingen
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstr. 133, 72074 Tübingen
E-Mail: mailspam prevention@sejong.uni-tuebingen.de

Bei Fragen können Sie sich jederzeit an Herrn Kyung Jin Oh per E-Mail wenden!

● Gewinner*innen 2022

1등 – 뜻이 있는 곳에 길이 있다 / Teresa Feller

2등 - 마을  / Antonia Sueßenguth

2023 김치 만들기 - 2023 Kimchi-Course

Call for Papers: International Conference “Marginality, inclusion, and gender in Korea: past and present”

The East Asian Studies Area of the University of Malaga (Spain) is announcing a call for papers for the International Conference “Marginality, inclusion, and gender in Korea: past and present” on March 12th, 13th of 2024.

This conference aims to consider the interrelated processes of discrimination and integration of social groups inside Korean society from a broad methodological and thematic perspective. This call for papers encourages contributions dealing with the analysis of the cultural and institutional process of social discrimination in Korea, as well as political movements and institutional transformations directed to the integration of social groups previously discriminated against. Please find more information regarding the topics of interest and application details in the following website: https://asiaoriental.uma.es/call-for-papers-for-the-international-conference-marginality-inclusion-and-gender-in-korea-past-and-present/

The Conference is organized as part of the research project Academy of Korean Studies Seed Program for Korean Studies (Advanced Track) “Path to Equality: Korean Studies Network on inclusiveness” (AKS-2021-INC-2250002) the Spanish National project I+D+i ASIA-SLAVES “The road to freedom in the Joseon period in Korea: Slavery and abolitionism in the context of East Asia” (PID2020-116910GB-I00) and the University of Málaga research project "Life Stories of Korean Gisaeng Slaves" (B1-2022_07).

Important information

Conference date: March 12th - 13th, 2024
Conference venue: University of Malaga, Spain
Application deadline: November 15th, 2023
Submission of full-paper: will be notified after accepting propasals 
For questions on the conference, please reach out to the following contact: asiaorientalspam prevention@uma.es

M.A. Informationsmorgen zum Auslandsstudium

M.A. Informationsabend

Koreanistik Orientierungsveranstaltung

Anti-Asian Racism: History, Theory, Cultural Representations and Antiracist Movements

Conference Report

Organizers: Kien Nghi Ha, Asian German Studies at the Asian-Orient-Institute, University of Tübingen / You Jae Lee, Department of Korean Studies, University of Tübingen

Venue: University of Tübingen
Country: Germany
Date: 07.07.2023 - 08.07.2023
Author: Sander Diederich, Institute of Sociology, University of Tübingen

Soon after the Covid-19 pandemic began, reports of racism against (East) Asians, Chinese in particular, erupted worldwide. The model minority abruptly transformed into the scapegoat for the fearful and angry masses seeking a simple explanation for their newfound reality. It seemed that Asians were experiencing unprecedented racism. They were not only being belittled, glorified, or exoticized, but also threatened and assaulted. For many, this ‘actual racism’ represented a new phenomenon marking the emergence of ‘anti-Asian racism’ in the German mainstream discourse. [...]

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Call for Applications: 2024 AKS Hanmun Fellowship

The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) is pleased to announce the “AKS Hanmun (Classical Chinese) Fellowship".
As an important part of our mission is to nurture researchers, who will contribute to the development and globalization of Korean studies, the academy has organized the “2024 AKS Hanmun (Classical Chinese) Fellowship” for international scholars in Korean studies. Those who are interested in the following programs held by the AKS, which is the global hub sharing Korean studies with the world, are very welcome to apply.

1. Programs: Lectures, recitations, researches, and on-site tours (conducted in Korean)

2. Program Period:
- 9th(Basic Course) : March 4 – June 20, 2024
- 10th(Advanced Course) : September 2 – December 19, 2024

3. Venue: The Academy of Korean Studies

4. Eligibility:
- Undergraduates students, master's and doctoral degree students majoring in Korean Studies at overseas university (including candidates of master's or doctoral degrees)
- Korean nationals and graduates are ineligible for this program.
※  Advanced Korean language skills are required, as the program will be conducted in Korean.
※ Must have completed a basic Hanmun course to take the Advanced Course

5. Required Documents:
1) For All Applicants: 
- Application form (download the attached file)
- Certificate of enrollment (or completion)
- One letter of reference
※ Written by the applicant's academic adviser as to why the applicant needs knowledge of Chinese characters.
- Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) score report (if you have taken)

2) Additional Documents for Applicants of the Advanced Course (Choose one):
- A copy of transcript or certificate that can prove the applicant’s completion of a Hanmun course at his/her university (or from other programs)
- AKS Hanmun Fellowship Certificate of Completion
※ All documents should be written in Korean or English. If not, attach a Korean or English translation of documents that are notarized.

6. Application Period: Monday, October 16 – Sunday, November 19, 2023

7. Application Method: Online application is available on the AKS homepage

8. Notification of the Acceptance: The result will be announced individually via e-mail on Thursday, November 30, 2023.

9. Lectures:
- Basic Course: Gyemongpyeon(The book of teaching children), Mencius, Memorabilia of the Three Kingdome
- Advanced Course: Analects of Confucius, Mencius, Prose Reading

10. Support:
- Round-trip airfare (economy class) and support for living expenses (750,000 KRW per month)
- Accommodations (guesthouse located at the Academy of Korea Studies compound)
- Accident Insurance

 11. Others
- Submit a study report until fifteen days before the end of the fellowship period.
- Support will not be provided to applicants who receive funds from other sources.

12. Online Info Session for Applicants (Webinar)
- Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023. 15:00-16:30 PM (KST)
- Registration: Pre-registration is required (https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pmmVVwHLRmea7br4sBa_FQ)
- This webinar is for applicants who are considering applying for the Hanmun Felllowship Program. We will discuss the application process and what to expect if you are selected for the fellowship. Also, current Hanmun fellows will be talking about their experieces of learning Hanmun at AKS.

13. Contacts: The Center for International Affairs of the Academy of Korean Studies (akshanmun@aks.ac.kr)