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Yun Posun Memorial Symposium 2022

The Yun Posun Memorial Symposium was established in March 2013 to foster new partnerships between the UK and Korea, promoting longer-term understanding and the growth of contemporary Korean studies and culture in Scotland. The symposium is named after Yun Posun, who graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1930 and ultimately became the father of … [Read More]

Scottish CKS Spring Distinguished Lecture Series

The Scottish Centre for Korean Studies has announced the programme for its Spring Term Distinguished Lecture Series. Publicity still seems to be Facebook only, and you need to visit their Facebook page periodically to get zoom registration links and lecture abstracts. Here’s what we know so far: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Wednesday 26 Jan … [Read More]

2021 University of Edinburgh Yun Posun Memorial Symposium

The 2021 University of Edinburgh Yun Posun Memorial Symposium takes the pandemic as its theme: New Agenda for South Korea-UK Cooperation in the COVID19 Era 2 – 3 November 2021 Zoom and YouTube Online Symposium First day: 2nd November, 2021 (10:00 am-12:30pm GMT, 7:00pm-9:30pm KST) Registration (9:30am-10:00am GMT, 6:30pm-7:00pm KST) Opening Ceremony (10:00am-11:05am GMT, 7:00 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

Edinburgh conference on Reunification of the peninsula and the March 1st Independence Movt

The Edinburgh Korean Students Society is holding a conference on 29 February 2020 to commemorate the March 1st Independence Movement in 1919 against Japanese colonial rule: Korea Conference: Exploring the Korean Independence Movement and the Reunification of the Korean Peninsula Saturday, 29 February 2020, 10:00-19:30 Lecture Theatre A | David Hume Tower | George Square … [Read More]

Call for Papers: SoKEN 2020, Edinburgh

Call for Papers for SoKEN 2020, Edinburgh, UK, ‪8-9 April 2020‬ The Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network (SoKEN) and Korean Studies, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Edinburgh invite paper and panel proposals for their upcoming conference Divided Societies on the Korean Peninsula Korean Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the … [Read More]

Call for Papers: The 6th Yun Posun Memorial Symposium

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 … [Read More]

Yun Posun Memorial Symposium in Edinburgh

Yun Posun (윤보선,  1897 – 1990), briefly President of South Korea between Syngman Rhee and Park Chung-hee, was an alumnus of Edinburgh University. This connection is being celebrated for the first time this year, which marks the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the UK Yun Posun Memorial Symposium Korea-UK Partnering for the Future … [Read More]