SOAS University of London

Centre of Korean Studies

Film and History: The Korean Example

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Date: 5 November 2015Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 6 November 2015Time: 6:00 PM


Type of Event: Conference

Cinema has become a battle ground upon which history is made – a major mass medium of the twentieth century dealing with history. The re-enactments of historical events in film straddle reality and fantasy, documentary and fiction, representation and performance, entertainment and education. The filmic forms of collective cultural memory offer wide-ranging research possibilities in the fields of history, film, media and cultural studies.

This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore the changing modes, impacts and functions of screen images dealing with history with the case study of Korean cinema. The relationship between film and history and the links between historical research and filmic presentations of history will be examined by scholars from nine countries, researching in literature, history, Korean culture, film and media studies, as well as by the keynote speaker Professor Hong-Joon Kim of Korea National University of Arts. Celebrating the 10. London Korean Film Festival in London, Korean film practitioners will contribute a special panel.

Programme and abstracs

Programme and abstracts


  • Day 1: Thursday, 5 November: Djam Lecture Theatre, Main Building, SOAS, University of London, WC1H 0XG
  • Day 2: Friday, 6 November: Korean Cultural Centre UK, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand London WC2N 5BW

Organiser: Centre of Korean Studies & Centre for Film Studies SOAS, University of London

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Contact Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4893/2

Sponsor: Korean Cultural Centre UK and The Academy of Korean Studies