Call for Papers for The International Conference „Korea and Georgia - Historic Parallels “

To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Republic of South Korea and Georgia, Ilia State University in cooperation with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies will organize a scientific conference: Korea and Georgia – Historic Parallels.

The conference will be organized in hybrid format on May 19-20, 2022. This will be the third scientific conference organized within the project „Georgia and Korea: Parallels in the Historical Experience of Colonialism, Struggle for Independence, Liberation and State Building”.

Georgia and Korea have long histories and rich cultures, full of similarities and differences. At many stages of their respective historic developments, both nations faced existential security challenges, foreign invasions and occupations, which affected the shape and the essence of Korean and Georgian national projects, their political, social and cultural models of development. Despite all these hurdles, ultimately, both nations managed to build modern nation-states and become the respectful members of international community. While history might not fully determine the future developments of societies, it definitely creates path-dependencies, which shape their developmental trends and prospects. Hence, we believe that without having critical and in-depth reflection on the historic paths taken by both nations, it is almost impossible to gain comprehensive understanding of their modern day challenges and achievements.

The major aim of the conference would be to reflect at historic paths taken by both nations in search of parallels and differences between them. With this aim the conference will greatly contribute to, on the one hand, better understanding of historic and modern developments of Georgia and Korea, and on the other hand, strengthening existing political, economic and cultural ties between two societies.

The conference will accept papers dealing with the topics emphasized above from particular country perspective or by employing comparative approach.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 25 April, 2022

Language: English (20 min presentation, 10 min discussion)

All papers will be compiled and published in a compilation with an ISBN.
Full papers should be submitted by email before 15 May, 2021.

Format: Please, refer to the attached format requirements.

All papers should be sent to the following email address:

The email should contain the author’s full name, affiliation, position, telephone number and e-mail address.



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