Talks and seminars

Notice of the first SOAS talk of the Autumn season: Artist talk: Haegue Yang at SOAS as part of the SOAS / Sotheby’s Series 4 October 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS Register via Eventbrite Organised by SOAS Centre of Korean Studies and Sotheby’s Institute of Art Haegue Yang (b. […]

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SOAS conference: Visualising Asia

by Events Editor 5 August 2018
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An upcoming conference organised by the SOAS Japan Research Centre and Centre of Korean Studies: Visualising Asia: Deciphering ‘Otherness’ in Visual and Material Cultures Thursday 20 September 2018 12:45 pm – Friday 21 September 2018 7:00 pm SOAS Brunei Gallery room B202 (10 Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG) Register free via […]

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BAKS Call for Papers: the Agency of Korean Women

by Events Editor 28 July 2018
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The British Association for Korean Studies has published details of their 2018 workshop and Annual General Meeting in Oxford, and invites proposals for papers and panels: BAKS Workshop: The Agency of Korean Women and BAKS Annual General Meeting 29 September 2018 Wolfson College | Linton Road | Oxford OX2 6UD The British Association for Korean […]

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Call for Papers: The 6th Yun Posun Memorial Symposium

by Events Editor 24 July 2018
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Just received into my inbox, a call for papers for the 6th Yun Posun Memorial Symposium at the University of Edinburgh: Inequality in Global Cities, Seoul in Comparative Perspective Date: 8th – 9th October 2018 Venue: University of Edinburgh, Playfair Library Seoul, as any global mega cities, inequality persists, as marginalised individuals and communities include […]

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Documentary fortnight day 2: Repatriation, conversation + roundtable

by Events Editor 20 July 2018
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Day 2 of the London Korean Film Festival Summer Documentary Fortnight. All events free. Repatriation (송환) Director: Kim Dong-won (2004, 148 mins) + Conversation with Kim Dong Won and Chris Berry Birkbeck Cinema | 43 Gordon Square | London WC1H 0PD Sunday 12 August 2018 1:30 pm | Book tickets In the Spring of 1992, […]

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SOAS conference: Senses and the Meanings of Modernity in East Asia, 1890–1945

by Events Editor 13 June 2018
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A conference at SOAS with some Korean interest, including sessions on the Local Colour Movement and on Korean film and food diplomacy: The Senses and the Meanings of Modernity in East Asia, 1890–1945 An exploratory workshop 18 June 2018, room S116 (Senate House), SOAS, University of London Reflecting recent shifts towards the study of embodied […]

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Assessing the Moon Administration One Year On

by Events Editor 2 June 2018
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It’s a while since Chatham House did a session on South Korea, and the timing for this couldn’t be better. Assessing the Moon Administration One Year On 13 June 2018 – 1:15pm to 5:45pm Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London SW1Y 4LE Participants Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for […]

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Lee Bul in Conversation and Performance by Zadie Xa

by Events Editor 22 May 2018
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Lee Bul discusses her work with Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff, followed by Flooded with ICE / Hell Fire Can’t Scorch Me, a performance by Korean-Canadian visual artist Zadie Xa that brings together live storytellers, dancers and musicians. Co-produced by writer Taylor Le Melle, with performers Jihye Kim, Jane Chan and Nam Yoon Kim. Purcell […]

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Collaborating on a World Stage – a seminar as part of the K-Dance festival

by Events Editor 14 May 2018
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Late notice of a pre-performance seminar before the big event on Wednesday. Collaborating on a World Stage Seminar on Future UK/Korea Collaborations as part of A Festival of Korean Dance Wed. 16 May 6.15pm, The Place £5 | Book tickets Panelists: Shin Ah Kim (Korean Arts Management Service), Seok Kyu Choi (Creative Director of UK/Korea […]

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BKS event: The Two Ambassadors

by Events Editor 28 April 2018
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The annual event hosted by the British Korean Society with our ambassadors to the Koreas. Highly recommended: An Update on the UK-Korea Relationship Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 6.30pm to 9.00pm SOAS, University of London Alumni Lecture Theatre | Paul Webley Wing | Senate House | Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG Book […]

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Wookwan’s Korean Temple Food – Book Talk and Tasting Event

by Events Editor 11 April 2018
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What a shame this clashes with the opening night of 4482 – Butterfly Effect at the Bargehouse. Nevertheless, this temple food event is sure to be extremely popular, so make sure you get your application in. Yes, note the unusual registration process, which suggests that the attendee list may be prioritised in the event of […]

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BKS event: The Two Judges

by Events Editor 5 April 2018
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An interesting event organised by the British Korean Society coming up later this month. Join the BKS for lower-priced admission. You know it makes sense. The Two Judges Comparing & Contrasting the Judiciary Systems in South Korea and the UK Monday 23 April 2018, 6.30pm to 9.00pm Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell […]

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Talk on comics from North and South Korea with Paul Gravett

by Events Editor 17 March 2018
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As part of Nick Bonner’s exhibition of everyday graphic design from North Korea, an interesting talk on North and South Korean Manhwa: Secrets of North and South Korean Comics A talk by leading expert Paul Gravett 19 Apr 2018, 7:00pm | Buy tickets House of Illustration | 2 Granary Square | King’s Cross | London […]

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Lee Yil: seminar and book launch of selected writings on Contemporary Korean Art

by Events Editor 12 March 2018
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Artist Bada Song and critic / lecturer Paul O’Kane spent a large part of last year helping to translate and edit an important new collection of mid-to-late 20th century writings of renowned Korean art critic Lee Yil (1932-1997), “the main observer of “Dansaekhwa”, or Korean monochrome”. That work has now come to fruition, with the […]

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Rory MacLean: Inside the world’s most secretive nation

by Events Editor 10 March 2018
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A follow-up to the British Council exhibition of Nick Danzinger’s photographs, presented in conjunction with the production of The Great Wave at the National Theatre. Inside the world’s most secretive nation Tues 10 April, 6pm – 7pm Clore Learning Centre: Cottesloe Room, National Theatre Tickets £7 (concessions £5) | Buy tickets Rory MacLean travelled to […]

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2018 LSE SU North Korea Forum: Before He Presses the Button

by Events Editor 6 March 2018
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The LSE Students’ Union presents what seems to be turning into an annual one-day conference on matters North Korean: 2018 LSE SU North Korea Forum: Before He Presses the Button 24 March at 9:00–18:00 The London School of Economics and Political Science | Houghton Street | London WC2A 2AE Tickets £15 – £35 | Buy […]

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Brother Anthony’s poetry talks in St Andrews and London

by Events Editor 1 March 2018
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Brother Anthony of Taizé, the noted – and prolific – translator of Korean literature and poetry, is coming to the UK in March and will be appearing at the StAnza International Poetry Festival in St Andrews on 10 March and giving two talks in London on 13 and 15 March. Details below: Past & Present […]

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