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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

A review of the London Korean cultural year 2018

Every year at this stage in the year, I look back on the cultural highlights, whether they be live performances, exhibitions, movies or books that I have encountered over the past twelve months. Every year I lament that I’ve been unable to cover everything, that I’m getting slower and that there’s been even more to … [Read More]

BAKS Call for Papers: the Agency of Korean Women

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 … [Read More]

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. … [Read More]

BAKS Conference 2014 – full programme announced

The programme for this year’s BAKS conference has been released. Book details are at the bottom of this post. British Association for Korean Studies Conference 2014 Korean Identities in a Global Age University of Sheffield, Halifax Hall, The Endcliffe Village, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield S10 3ER 21–23 November 2014 Schedule Friday (21 November 2014) Arrival … [Read More]

Call for Papers – BAKS Conference 2014

The CFP for the 2014 BAKS conference: Korean Identities in a Global Age Call for Papers for a Conference, 21-23 November 2014 British Association of Korean Studies (to be convened at the University of Sheffield) From the birth of modern Korea, the Korean people have been prominently entwined with and influential upon global events, but … [Read More]

East Asian Societies in Transition: Challenges and Connections — Joint East Asian Studies Conference at Nottingham

I always try to get to the BAKS and Joint East Asian Studies conferences – a great way to learn, meet like-minded people, broaden your horizons and enjoy yourself. This one looks particularly interesting. There will be six panels on Korea: two on North Korea, two on popular culture in South Korea, one on historiography, … [Read More]

Futurology in Korean Studies: hell in a handcart or hallyu heaven? LKL reports from the 2012 BAKS conference

The annual BAKS Conference on 17 November ambitiously attempted to look into the crystal ball to see what the Korean peninsula might look like in 20 years time. To help in that crystal ball gazing, the list of speakers included some non-Koreanists in a valuable initiative to introduce specialists to provide a different perspective. The … [Read More]

Korea’s Place in the World: Now and Twenty Years Hence. BAKS 2012 conference at SOAS

The annual BAKS conference is always a ridiculously cheap and thought-provoking day, and it never seems long enough. It is of course compulsory. See you there. British Association for Korean Studies Annual Symposium: Korea’s Place in the World: Now and Twenty Years Hence On 17 November 2012 Presenters will discuss fields of urbanisation, demography, and … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]