General academia

An announcement on behalf of the British Korean Society, the British Korean Veterans Association and the British Association for Korean Studies: Scholarships for Undergraduates and Post-graduates Studying Korea The British Association for Korean Studies administers two sets of bursaries for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The deadline for both schemes this year is 3 April 2017. […]

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Conference news: Conceptions of ‘Life’ and ‘Nature’ in Classical Discourses

by Events Editor 8 October 2015
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SOAS’s Centre of Korean Studies is presenting a one-day conference tomorrow. The event is free and open to the public – no booking is required. Conceptions of ‘Life’ and ‘Nature’ in Classical Discourses 9 October 2015, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Venue: 21/22 Russell Square Room: T101 and T102 Programme Presentations in Korean will be […]

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A thesis on DPRK Environmental Management – in six tweets

by Philip Gowman 10 December 2012
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Tomorrow (11 December) between 9am and 5pm (GMT), Robert Winstanley-Chesters will be participating in the Leeds University “Tweet your Thesis” Competition. During these hours he will be attempting to present his pending PhD dissertation entitled “Landscape as Political Project?” Environmental Management in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as six tweets. He says he’s never […]

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RIP Richard Rutt

by Philip Gowman 18 August 2011
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RIP Richard Rutt (27 August 1925 – 27 July 2011), Roman Catholic priest, former Anglican bishop, sometime RASKB president, and pioneer in Korean studies. Tributes by Brother Anthony in the Korea Times and William Pore at H-net, with partial bibliography.

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Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary 2011/12

by Philip Gowman 20 February 2011
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BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR KOREAN STUDIES BURSARY COMMITTEE Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary Academic Session 2011-2012 The Anglo-Korean Society through the Bursary Committee of the British Association for Korean Studies is offering one or more £500 bursaries on a competitive basis to post-graduate students. Details of the Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary Programme are as follows: the bursary […]

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Korea at the Crossroads: Art, Archaeology and History

by Events Editor 3 November 2010
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I just received information about this Korean art seminar on 13 November. So, we get two weeks’ notice for a morning of Korean art which clashes directly with a full day of Asian art at Asia House which has been heavily trailed for months. Shame there wasn’t more coordination. The Tiger in Asian Art at […]

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Korean War: Memory and Legacy, North and South (postponed)

by Events Editor 9 September 2010
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News of an interesting evening coming up at Asia House on 16 September: Korean War: Memory and Legacy, North and South The Korean war of 1950, one of the most significant military events of the 20th century, reshaped the political and cultural landscape of the peninsula. With the North and South still officially at war, […]

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Dr Hongnam Kim – Do Museums matter? Looking beyond cultural nationalism in Asia

by Events Editor 21 June 2010
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Last September Dr Hongnam Kim, former Director of the National Museum of Korea and a leading thinker on cultural policy, was due to deliver the Henry Cole Lecture on the subject: Do Museums matter? Looking beyond cultural nationalism in Asia. Illness prevented her travel at the time, and in April the Icelandic volcanic cloud prevented […]

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Korean Art PhD: ‘Picturing Migration: Presenting Art Works By Artists From South Korea Working In Britain, 2006-2008’

by Beccy Kennedy 15 June 2010
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LKL contributor Dr Beccy Kennedy gives a flavour of what she has been working on for the past couple of years. ‘…memory organizes representations of the past into a structured sequence that produces a consciousness of an identity through time.’1 The visual and spoken cultural and social perspectives of South Korean artists living and working […]

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Korean manuscripts week at the Wellcome Library’s Asian Collections

by Events Editor 1 June 2010
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An opportunity to study original Korean block printed books and manuscripts from the Wellcome Library’s Asian Collections Date: 14–17 June 2010 Course tutor: Mrs Beth McKillop, Director of Collections Victoria and Albert Museum London Venues: Gibbs Building, Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, The British Library Timetable Monday 14 June, 15.00–18.00 Introduction to […]

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PhD studentship in Korean Catholicism at Leeds Trinity

by Philip Gowman 26 April 2010
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Korean studies seems to be in rude health in the UK at the moment. So soon after the job posting for a professorship at Sheffield, an interesting studentship at Leeds Trinity University College: Leeds Trinity University College, UK, is offering a PhD studentship in Korean Catholicism. The studentship will be to the value of £13,300 […]

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The 2010 Essay Contest – Who ate up all the Shinga?

by Events Editor 24 April 2010
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Last year, the Korean Literature Translation Institute launched an essay competition to encourage people to read Korean Literature in translation. The title chosen was Ch’oe Yun’s There a Petal Silently Falls – a novella which I personally struggled with. In my own feeble submission, I suggested that a colonial period novel would have been a […]

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Korean Studies safe at Sheffield

by Philip Gowman 15 April 2010
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A very welcome job posting: THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, UK SCHOOL OF EAST ASIAN STUDIES (Full) Professorship in Korean Studies: Consequent upon a five-year grant made by the Korea Foundation, the University is seeking to appoint to a new Korea Foundation Chair of Korean Studies in the School of East Asian Studies and in the […]

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The Korean War – a special interest weekend in Oxford

by Events Editor 9 April 2010
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Details of an interesting couple of days next weekend at Christ Church, in an event organised by Holt Tours. Wish I’d known about it earlier. Special Interest Weekend Christ Church, Oxford 15th April – 18th April 2010 The Korean War was fought 60 years ago, and next year will be the anniversary of the Chinese […]

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Upcoming KCC talk on development on Korean protestantism

by Events Editor 18 March 2010
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News of an interesting lecture at the KCC this month: Korean missionaries: Protestant churches and their global vision Dr Kirsteen Kim (Theology at Leeds Trinity University College) Date & Time: Wednesday 31st March 2010, 6.30pm Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, Korean Cultural Centre Email to info@kccuk.org.uk or call +44(0)20 7004 2600 to reserve your place Wherever you […]

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Cuisine, Colonialism and Cold War: Food in 20th Century Korea

by Events Editor 9 March 2010
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This Friday’s lecture at SOAS looks like a must-see. See you all there. Friday, March 12th, 5pm, room G50 (main building) Dr. Katarzyna Cwiertka, Leiden University Cuisine, Colonialism and Cold War: Food in 20th Century Korea Abstract: In this talk, I will introduce my forthcoming book Cuisine, Colonialism and Cold War: Food and Eating in […]

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Korean Soldiers in the Japanese Army – talk at the Senate House

by Events Editor 23 February 2010
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The Comparative Histories of Asia Seminar is pleased to present: Global Japan Series: Professor Takashi Fujitani, University of California, San Diego ‘Korean Soldiers in the Japanese Amy: Some Reflections on Inclusionary or Polite Racism in WWII’ Thursday 25 February 2010, 5:30-7pm Room G37, South Block, Senate House Building, University of London All welcome.

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