Korea Future Week: Coronavirus and Beyond

The LSE Student Union’s annual Korea Future Forum moves online in 2021. Further details below. Korea Future Week: Coronavirus and Beyond We are thrilled to announce our main flagship event of this academic year: Korea Future Week. This event consists of 4 panels with 4 distinct agendas: 22 Feb, 12-2pm: Economic Implications of COVID-19 | […]

19th K-pop Academy: application window open

Fill up your Saturday afternoons during lockdown with the K-pop Academy! Apply by 17 February. Full application details on the KCC website. The 19th K-Pop Academy Timetable Sat, 27 February 2021 Orientation Understanding Korean History Speaker: Dr Anders Karlsson (Senior Lecturer in Korean at SOAS, University of London) Sat, 6 March 2021 Korean Contemporary Art […]

SOAS CKS seminar series Q1 2021

SOAS has released details of their Q1 Friday evening seminars. Click on the lecture titles below to be taken to the detailed information on the SOAS website, where you will also find registration links for the talks, which will be held via Zoom. SOAS CKS Seminar Programme January – March 2021 29 January 2021, 5pm […]

Talk: Two Koreas Become One in the UK

LSESU Korea Future Association present their first talk of the year: Guest Speaker Series: ‘Two Koreas Become One in the UK’ Wednesday 27 January 2021, 12 noon – 1pm Online via Zoom. Link will be provided on registration We are thrilled to announce our second Guest Speaker Series for the 2020-2021 academic year, following our […]

The second SoKEN conference agenda announced

Originally scheduled for April 2020, the 2nd SoKEN (Social Science Korean Studies European Network) Conference has moved online and takes place on 29 January 2021, courtesy of the Scottish Centre for Korean Studies at the University of Edinburgh. The conference is open to all, but pre-registration is required to get your personal Zoom link. Register here. Keynote […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have […]

Peace Forum on the Korean Peninsula

The below notice came, via a circuitous route, too late to publish in advance of the forum (what has happened to the Embassy’s PR function?). It is posted here for archival purposes. One thing of note: the flyer reveals the existence of an Embassy YouTube channel. The link is now included in LKL’s link library. […]

Love Your Depot – LocusX

A series of online talks associated with Jewyo Rhii’s Love Your Depot project at the KCCUK: Love Your Depot 30 November 2020 – 18 January 2021 Accessible at LoveYourDepot⁣.com⁣ Jewyo Rhii’s ‘Love Your Depot’ has collaborated with the Newcastle’s Locus+. With the ongoing instability caused by Covid-19 restrictions what was initially planned to be a […]

SOAS online seminar: One Left, by Kim Soom

It’s been a while since we last had a SOAS Friday evening seminar, but this should be worth the wait. One Left: A powerful tale of trauma and endurance that transformed a nation’s understanding of Korean comfort women Bruce Fulton and Ju-Chan Fulton (Translators) Friday 4 December 2020, 5 – 7pm Online. Register via Zoom […]

2020 International Conference on Korea’s Global Position

The Korean Studies Unit, Coventry University, has finalised the upcoming conference agenda and the arrangements for joining remotely. The conference is open to the public to join remotely via the links below, but you are highly recommended to pre-register with Dr Eunju Hwang (Director, Coventry University Korea Centre, ac5130@coventry.ac.uk) if you intend joining, so that […]

Literary talk with author Yun Ko-eun and translator Lizzie Buehler

The KCC seems to be getting into a nice rhythm of mid-day talks featuring Korean authors and their recent translations. This month, Yun Ko-eun’s Disaster Tourist (밤의 여행자들, 2013. LKL review here). The Disaster Tourist Wednesday 21st October 12noon-1:30pm Venue: ZOOM (Online) Entrance Free – Booking Essential. Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk with your name and contact […]

2020 Korean Peninsula Peace Forum

Coming later this month, a free-to-attend online presentation of proposals for a practical approach to reunification. You can get a preview of some of the likely discussion points by reading the proposals which are available on the Relational Peacebuilding Initiatives website. 2020 Korean Peninsula Peace Forum A Socio-Economic Strategy Leading Towards Peaceful Korean Unification Wednesday […]

18th K-pop Academy: application window open

The K-pop Academy moves online for its 18th season. Judging by the choice of application methods and the draft programme details, a new emphasis this time is on bolstering the army of YouTube influencers for Korean culture! The more the merrier! The 18th K-Pop Academy Dates: 19 September – 31 October 2020 Time: Every Saturday […]

Literary talk with translator Sora Kim-Russell

The KCC’s September literature night is a special event: a Zoom conversation with translator Sora Kim-Russell, focusing on her latest translation to make it into print here, Pyun Hye-young’s The Law of Lines (LKL review here). To make the conversation worthwhile, the KCC expects us all to have read the book in advance. It is […]