Conference Participation

Paper Presentations – Recent and Selected

“Berlin Olympic Marathon Winner Sohn Kee-chung: Making an International Icon from a Contested National Hero,” 12th Kyujanggak International Symposium on Korean Studies, Seoul National University, 2019.

“A Runner on the Streets of Seoul: Sohn Kee-chung and the Place of Sports Heritage,” 29th AKSE Conference, Rome, 2019.

“Locating the ‘East’ in Israeli Martial Arts,” Sport on the Silk Road: East meets West, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, 2018 (invited talk).

“Thoughts on Sports as a Diplomatic Tool: Israel’s Early Relations with Korea and Malaysia,” iSR (International Sports Relations Foundation) Forum, Seoul, 2017 (invited talk).

“Diplomacy and Politics through Indigenous Sports Events: Israel’s Relations with South Korea and Malaysia,” International Conference of Indigenous Sports Culture in Asia, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, 2017 (invited talk).

“Controversial Heritage: Struggles over the Commemoration of Park Chung-hee,” 28th AKSE Conference, Prague, 2017.

“South Korean National Identity and the Memorial Landscape: The Ongoing Struggle,” Korean Studies Workshop, Bar-Ilan University, 2016.

“The Past under the Roof of the Present: South Korea’s Contentious Socio-Political History through Museums,” The 10th Conference of the Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies, Stockholm University, 2016.

“Sports as a Tool in International Relations: The Case of Israel’s Relations with Asia, 1950s-1970s,” George Mason University Korea, Incheon, South Korea, 2016 (invited talk).

“A Park for Park? Remembering a Dictator in South Korea,” The 12th Biennial Meeting of Asian Studies in Israel, University of Haifa, 2014.

“Between Sanjo and ‘Cha Boom’: Korean Culture in Israel in the 1960s and 1970s,” The “Miracle” Narrative of the Korean Cultural Industries: Perspectives from the Middle East, Hebrew University, 2013.

“Diplomacy in Play: The Role of Sport in Early Korea-Israel Relations,” (Re)-Discovering Sport in Korea: Guts, Glory and Geurimja, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013.