Application Deadline: August 18, 2013 (Postmarked)
The Korea Society is pleased to announce its 18th annual Fall Fellowship in Korean Studies program to be held in Korea over the 12-day period of October 13-23, 2013, in collaboration with the Academy of Korean Studies and with the support of the Freeman Foundation. The objective of the program is to provide a general overview of Korea, past and present. All the expenses of the participants will be covered, including round-trip international airfare, accommodations, and meals.
Applications are requested from American educators who are professionally engaged as textbook writers and editors, and East Asia specialists in higher education who would like to include Korea in their teaching, research, or writing. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who are planning to author textbooks on world history or Asian history, those who contribute articles to reference works, and those who will be editors of such works.
The program will begin in Seoul with three days of lectures, field trips, and discussion meetings, followed by a seven-day docent-led tour to major points of interest throughout the southern part of the Korean peninsula. Lectures will be delivered by prominent scholars from leading Korean universities on topics such as economic development and the politics of a divided country. There will be a session to exchange information about the two countries regarding curriculum development or textbook writing. The field trips during this initial phase of the program will take participants to places of historical and cultural significance in the Seoul area, including royal palaces, the royal ancestral shrine, museums, and historical districts. In the second phase of the program, the participants will travel to various points of interest throughout the southern part of the Korean peninsula on an extended docent tour.
Dr. Mark Peterson of Brigham Young University, a distinguished expert on Korean history and culture, will accompany the participants throughout the entire program. He will lecture informally on topics related to Korean history, society, and literature, as well as the impact of Shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity on the Korean people.
Applicants are requested to submit a completed application packet, including the application form and supporting documentation, by August 18, 2013 (postmarked) to:
Yong Jin Choi, Vice President
Korean Studies Program
The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022