Games of Change? Sport Diplomacy and the Korean Peninsula

A symposium organised by the SOAS Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy: Games of Change? Sport Diplomacy and the Korean Peninsula Professor David Rowe (Western Sydney University), Dr Simon Rofe (CISD SOAS) 17 July 2019, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room S113 The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics has been widely […]

Discussion: Digital Sexual Violence in South Korea

Another interesting event organised by the SOAS Korean Social and Environmental Justice Society: Digital Sexual Violence in South Korea Monday 24 June 2019, 18:30-20:30 Room S312, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom (enter via north door on SOAS campus) Spy cams in hotel rooms and public toilets, revenge porn, date rape […]

Screening: Daily Bread + 50 Years of Silence

On UN International Eliminate Sexual Violence in Conflict Day, SOAS Korean Social and Environmental Justice Society will have a special film event celebrating Jan Ruff O’Herne, a survivor of Japanese military sexual slavery, and human rights campaigner. Jan was inspired in 1991 by the Korean grandmothers to tell her story – and to tell her […]

Korean Sounds annual concert at SOAS

The Korean Music and Dance Societies at SOAS proudly present their performances they have been preparing for during this academic year. At this annual concert these societies and guest performers will entertain the audience with traditional music. The Korean Drumming Society, Kayageum Society, Korean Dance Society and Sori Society are groups of individuals (students and […]

Korean traditional and contemporary music lecture-concert

To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, Seoul National University’s Department of Korean Music will be giving a lecture concert at SOAS: Korean traditional and contemporary music lecture-concert Friday 28 June 2019, 12:00 – 2:00pm SOAS Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre Registration required via SOAS website The Seoul National University’s Department of Korean Music will celebrate the 50th […]

SOAS seminar: North Korea and Socialist Czechoslovakia

The second SOAS seminar of June: North Korea and Socialist Czechoslovakia from the World War II to Sino-Soviet Split Amb. Jaroslav Olša, jr. Friday 14 June 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 PM Venue: SOAS Brunei Gallery Room: B204 | Register on the SOAS website Abstract The seminar focuses on the decade of the most intensive cooperation […]

SOAS seminar: The Video Game Industry in South Korea

The summer season of evening seminars at SOAS starts up again on 7 June: The Video Game Industry in South Korea: Between National Destiny and Counterculture Dr Chloé Paberz (CKS Visiting Scholar) Friday 7 June 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 PM SOAS, Brunei Gallery Room B103 | Register via SOAS website Abstract South Korea’s image of modernity is closely […]

Sewol Disaster 5 Year Anniversary: Screening of Crossroads

The first of three screenings that commemorate the Sewol ferry victims, five years after the original tragedy. Crossroads Director: Neil P George UK 2018, 82mins, English language / Korean language with English subtitles. Saturday, 13 April 2019 from 16:00-18:30 Free public film screening at SOAS, Room G3 | Check the Facebook event page for updates […]

Remembering Kim Bok-dong 1926 – 2019

Kim Bok Dong was a victim of Japan’s wartime military sexual slavery, and one of the first of the survivors to speak out in the early 1990s. She became a prominent human rights campaigner on this and other issues affecting lives of young women. She passed away this year on 28 January. On March 13th, […]

SOAS seminar: Remembering a dissident Confucian Monk

This is a seminar I’m particularly looking forward to, as I’ve been interested in the story of King Danjong since I came across the burial site of his placenta a few years ago. Remembering a dissident Confucian Monk: How Kim Sisŭp became Sŏlcham, and Sŏlcham the Boyi of Korea Dr Dennis Wuerthner (Ruhr-University Bochum) Friday […]

Korea’s Metoo, Withyou: A Conversation with Pros. Seo Jihyun

Join the SOAS Korean Social & Environmental Justice Society for a conversation with Prosecutor Seo Jihyun, the initiator of the Metoo movement in Korea. Prosecutor Seo Jihyun shocked the Korean society in January 2018 by appearing on national television to reveal the sexual harassment she had experienced at work and the serious career setbacks she […]

SOAS seminar: Shamans and Confucian Public Officials

The first SOAS seminar of the month: Shamans and Confucian Public Officials: Religion and Social Recognition in Korea Dr Antonio J. Domenech (Universidad de Málaga) Friday 1 March 2019, 5:15pm Room B104, Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London This seminar is free, but registration is required. Register here Abstract The general objective of this presentation […]

Screening: Stories from the Clean Room

SOAS Korean Social and Environmental Justice Society hosts Stories from the Clean Room: a documentary about workers who are dying to make the electronics we cannot live without. Stories from the Clean Room is a documentary exposing the dirty truths about toxic chemicals and harm to workers in the electronics industry. The film, made by […]