International Conference on Eurasian Mobility and Intercultural Exchanges (EURASME) – Call for Papers

ROK Center for Korean Studies                                                     Center for European Studies

Faculty of Letters, UAIC                                                                 Faculty of Law, UAIC


Academy of Mobility Humanities

Konkuk University, Seoul

announce an

International Conference on

Eurasian mobility and intercultural exchanges



in Iasi, Romania, on 26-27 November 2020 

This multidisciplinary conference proposes to investigate the cultural implications of past and present human mobility between Europe and Asia, to examine the historical relations, as well as the current and possibly future intercultural exchanges between the two continents, and to trace the Eurasian circulation of ideas and ideologies. Special attention will be given to the study of Korean intercultural interactions and exchanges.

Whereas human mobility has been studied traditionally within the separate disciplines of history, economy, sociology or political studies, with a focus on migration patterns, trade routes and tourism management, it is becoming apparent that the movement of people, goods and ideas is driven by a complexity of factors, not the least of which are cultural and ideological, and therefore requires a more comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach. People have traveled since time immemorial in order to discover new lands and resources, for leisure and intellectual enjoyment, or for trade and other professional purposes; the growing movement of all these explorers, travelers and tourists involves a circulation of artifacts and ideas which affected local civilizations and cultures through influence, colonization or merger, and eventually contributed to the emergence of our current globalized world. The drivers, conditions and effects of our physical and intellectual mobility make a worthwhile subject both within and outside academia, and their investigation may contribute to a better understanding and projection of our contemporary and future society.

Conference participants are invited to present their papers, reflect on the present conditions of mobility and engage in online intercultural exchanges. In order to remove any concerns about health and safety in the context of the current pandemic, the conference will be held online.

To participate in this conference, please submit an abstract in English of around 200 words and a bio note to by October 26, 2020. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and a confirmation of acceptance will be sent by the end of October.

Accepted papers will be published in EURINT Conference Proceedings, indexed Web of Science. Selected papers will be published in the Eastern Journal of European Studies (EJES), indexed Web of Science, SCOPUS, EBSCO a.o.

As the conference will have online sessions only, this will hopefully allow those interested in participating to do so without any worries related to travel and accommodations arrangements.

Further details will be published in due time.

This event is supported by the Seed Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2018-INC-2230007).

This event is supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2018S1A6A3A03043497).


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