Call for Papers
20th Anniversary of the Foundation
Institute for Mediterranean Studies (ICIMS)
Busan University of Foreign Studies
Event title: “Expanding the Frontiers of the Mediterranean”
Country: Korea, South
Organizer: Institute for Mediterranean Studies
Sponsor: NRF(National Research Foundation of Korea)
BUFS(Busan University of Foreign Studies)
Event dates: 24.03.2016 (Thursday) – 26. 03. 2016 (Saturday)
registration form download
I am delighted to invite you to attend the International Conference of the 20th anniversary of the Foundation of Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS). On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I look forward to welcoming you in Busan, Republic of Korea from March 24 to 26, 2016.
In December 1997, IMS is founded with research interests on general aspects of civilizations and of promote academic exchange in the diverse fields of Mediterranean Studies. IMS was selected as one of the members of Humanities Korea Project supported by the National Research Foundation from 2007. The Humanities Korea Project is to foster studies in liberal arts. IMS receives sponsor each year from the Korean Government to promote research that will advance the boundaries of Liberal Arts and International Area Studies. It may be mentioned that IMS secured this project amidst tough competition from more than fifty research institutions and consortiums.
As a result of various international activities and thanks to the contributions of junior scholars who have done Mediterranean studies at many universities around the world and later returned to Korea, the IMS has been able to increase this visibility on the international stage.
This conference will bring together researchers and educators from around world who are engaged in the Mediterranean Studies. Plan to join us at what will be a memorable international event.
Byoung Joo HAH
President of Conference
Expanding the Frontiers of the Mediterranean
The conference theme “Expanding the Frontiers of the Mediterranean” can be interpreted on many levels. In this era of globalization, the Mediterranean Studies face new challenges. As a new technologies redefine the boundaries of knowledge and globalization draws the world closer together, the Mediterranean Studies face the added challenge of expanding its boundaries and frontiers in order to rethink its identity and role as a discipline.
The International Conference of Institute for Mediterranean Studies(ICIMS) brings together academics and scholars from different nations and provides a platform for lively exchange about the Mediterranean Studies. Transcending the national, linguistic, theoretical, and geographical boundaries that often compartmentalize the Mediterranean, the ICIMS also encourages an interdisciplinary approach to literature through consideration of philosophy, politics, economics, science, technology, environment and culture as they relate to the Mediterranean Studies.
Call for Abstracts
Abstracts for the session themes received by June 30, 2015 will be considered under the standard review process. The format and submission guidelines will be available at www.imsmdb.com/icims.html in April 2015. Abstracts should be between 250 and 500 words. The format and submission guidelines..(submission )
Second Announcement.............................April 15, 2015
Abstract Submission Due......................... June 30, 2015
Acceptance Notice.....................................August 15, 2015
Advance Program......................................January 1, 2016
Early Registration.......................................January 15, 2016
Hotel Reservations Due............................. February 1, 2016
Completed Papers Submission Due .......... February 20, 2016
Official languages of the congress are English and Korean
There are several selections of hotels blocked for ICIMS 2016 participants centrally located and close to the venue. Most hotels are equipped with a diverse range of facilities. To benefit from the special ICIMS 2016 rates, all reservations must be made by February 1, 2016 accompanied by one night deposit to be guaranteed. The Main hotel for the Conference is Hotel IBIS HAEUNDAE (https://ibisbudget.ambatel.com/haeundae/main.amb). Detailed hotel information.. (Hotel list download)
Window on Korea
Korea, lying in the north eastern part of the Asian continent, is a country where a unique and homogeneous culture has been forged by a 5,000 year heritage. Korea`s warm-hearted people are ready to welcome you in to a world of tradition, culture, and art that helped to form the foundation for the world-renowned Hallyu (Korean Wave). Enjoy a myriad of healthy, flavorful food and some of the world`s most advanced information technology. With many wonderful opportunities, there is something in store for everyone. Korea is sure to offer you a unique and unforgettable experience.
Following an optional walking tour of Busan, a number of special events are being planned for Conference participants that will highlight the unique cultural aspects of Busan.
Organizing Committee of ICIMS 2016