SOAS seminar: Socialist competition and class formation in DPRK, 1953-56

A seminar at SOAS tomorrow, just announced. Looks interesting. Socialist competition and class formation in North Korea’s post-Korean War recovery, 1953-1956 Dr Owen Miller (SOAS) Friday 6 December 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre Register on SOAS website Abstract How did North Korea manage to recover […]

Call for Papers: Korea’s global position, Coventry 2020

Call for Papers 2020 International Conference on “Korea’s global position” The conference will be held on the 22nd and the 23rd of May 2020 in Coventry. The Korean Studies Unit, Coventry University, invites proposals for panels, roundtables and individual papers to be presented. The theme of the conference is “Korea’s Global Position” and we expect […]

Call for Papers: SoKEN 2020, Edinburgh

Call for Papers for SoKEN 2020, Edinburgh, UK, ‪8-9 April 2020‬ The Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network (SoKEN) and Korean Studies, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Edinburgh invite paper and panel proposals for their upcoming conference Divided Societies on the Korean Peninsula Korean Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the […]

Korean Writing Today: Kang Youngsook and Kim Haeyeon

Two Korean authors discuss the Korean literary world at the National Centre for Writing in Norwich, where they are writers in residence this month: Korean Writing Today Tuesday 26 November 2019, 7.30 – 8.30pm National Centre for Writing | Dragon Hall | 115-123 King Street | Norwich NR1 1QE Tickets £5 – includes glass of […]

Film Screening: North Korean Ghost Ships

Nicholas Ahlmark (Director) Friday 22 November 2019, 5:15 – 7:00pm SOAS, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Alumni Lecture Theatre Register on SOAS website Documentary filmmaker Nicholas Ahlmark, will visit to show his new documentary ‘North Korean Ghost Ships’ and give a Q+A. Director Biography Nicholas has built a career and reputation working on documentaries for […]

Parasite preview screenings + Bong Jong-ho’s BAFTA lecture at the Curzon Mayfair

Thanks to Andrew Heskins at Easternkicks for passing on the news. Update: In addition to the BAFTA lecture noted below, preview screenings are taking place in Curzon Mayfair and Richmond, with guest appearances from the director and / or Song Kang-ho, 9 – 12 December. Some tickets still left on the Curzon website. There’s also […]

K-ART NOW: Artist Talk, Yiyun Kang

Monday 25 November 2019, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT Sotheby’s Institute of Art | 30 Bedford Square | London WC1B 3EE There is limited availability of tickets due to the capacity of the venue. Registration via EventBrite is essential. Register here. Dr. Yiyun Kang is an artist, researcher, and visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art […]

Korean Traditional Dance Workshop at KCC

7 Nov 2019 – 8 Nov 2019, 6:30pm – 8pm @ KCCUK Register here Application deadline: 30 Oct 2019 17:00 The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to announce a new Korean cultural course this autumn. The Application Deadline is 30 Oct 2019 17:00. Buchaechum (Ipchum) is one of the most integral and popular genres […]

Korean Traditional Hand Embroidery Workshop at KCC

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 7pm @ KCCUK Register here Application deadline: 30 October 2019, 5pm The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to announce a new Korean cultural course this autumn. The Application Deadline is 30 Oct 2019 17:00. Jasu (hand embroidery) dates back to the prehistoric era when humans first started to make clothes. […]

2019 Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network Workshop

The 2019 Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network (SoKEN) workshop will be held at UCLan, 1-2 November 2019. The workshop is open to the public. Links: Event notice on UCLan website Korea at the Crossroads: Economic Development, Political Dynamics, and Social Changes in the Contemporary Korean Peninsula 1-2 November 20019 University Of Central Lancashire | […]

K-ART NOW: Artist Talk, Sin Park

Monday, 28 October 2019, 6:30 – 7:30pm Sotheby’s Institute of Art | 30 Bedford Square | London WC1B 3EE Please join us at the Sotheby’s institute of Art as artist Sin Park talks us through her thought processes behind of paintings. This event is free and open to public – RSVP is essential via the […]

DMZ Revisited: Nikolaus Hirsch and Kyong Park in Conversation

A Curatorial Talk Thursday 7 November 2019, 6:30 – 8 pm The Courtauld Institute of Art | Vernon Square Campus | Penton Rise | London WC1X 9EW Admission free | Register on EventBrite The event will be followed by a drinks reception. The Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) is one of the world’s most heavily militarised […]

Korean Ink Painting Workshop: apply by 23 October

The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to announce a new Korean cultural course this autumn. Application deadline is 23 Oct 2019. The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to announce a new Korean cultural course this autumn. Artist-researcher Dr Young Maeng will introduce traditional Korean ink painting and demonstrate a variety of painting techniques […]

SOAS seminar: China and the two Koreas – What next?

Monday 14 October 2019, 5:00 – 6:30 pm SOAS | College Buildings | Russell Square. Room: Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT) This event is open to the public and free to attend, however registration is required Abstract ‘Engagement’ of a kind may have replaced ‘fire and fury’ on the Korean Peninsula after Kim Jong-un met with […]