Conference Archives

Mason Undergraduate Student Conference in Korean Studies (MUSCKS)

The Korean Studies Program at George Mason University initiated the MUSCKS on October 9, Hangul Day in 2020 to commemorate the invention and proclamation of the Korean alphabet by King Sejong the Great in the 15th century. We celebrate the globalization of Korean studies on this day, which would not have been possible without such a great writing system known as Hangul. 

The conference aims to offer an opportunity for undergraduate students to develop their interests in various topics in traditional and modern Korean culture and society into academic research. All students enrolled in upper-division Korean courses at Mason are encouraged to further develop their research projects or papers into conference presentations each year. They have the option of presenting their paper in English or Korean. The most outstanding student papers are awarded at the annual conference, which are shared in our conference archives.   

Through this conference, students can make meaningful contributions to the field of Korean studies as student scholars while it is our task as a learning community to explore a new direction for Korean studies in a global world.