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 | […]

Two good sources of Korean Studies videos

First, the Center for International Affairs at the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) would like to share a Youtube Channel which has lecture videos on various Korea-related topics. The lecture contents are made based on the Societas Koreana lecture meeting programme in which foreign diplomats and researchers who reside in Korea have participated. An index […]

Korean Language & Culture Course Launch Party

This is a course and an organisation we haven’t come across before. Launch event is free, but there’s no indication of the pricing for the course itself. Launch Party for Korean Language & Culture Course Venue: European School Of Economics | 4 Mandeville Place | London W1U 2BG Friday 22 March 2019, 18:00 – 20:00 […]

SOAS conference: Colonialism and its Reverberations

A good half-day conference coming at the beginning of February. Check the event’s Facebook page or the SOAS website for updates. Colonialism and its Reverberations: ‘Comfort Women’ and Historical Revisionism in Korea and Japan Professor Yonson Ahn (University of Frankfurt), Professor Vladimir Tikhonov (University of Oslo), Professor Chong Yeonghwan (Meiji Gakuin University) 3 February 2018, […]

Scholarships for Undergraduates and Post-graduates Studying Korea

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. […]

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

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 […]

A thesis on DPRK Environmental Management – in six tweets

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 […]

RIP Richard Rutt

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.

Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary 2011/12

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Korean manuscripts week at the Wellcome Library’s Asian Collections

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 […]