Centre of Korean Studies Events
The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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- Media and Creative Industries in Korea, UK and France: Transnational Approaches.
In this workshop, scholars from Korea, France and the UK debate theoretical relevance and pragmatic implications of the fourth industrial revolution for the studies of media, art and culture.
Professor Henry Em (Yonsei University)
This seminar has been cancelled.
- The First Hot War of the Cold War
Brigadier (Retd) Brian Parritt CBE
- Homelands of the Imaginary
- The Situation on the Korean Peninsula and Challenges for ROK Diplomacy
HE Mr Hwang Joonkook (Ambassador of the Republic of Korea)
In his lecture, Ambassador Hwang will focus on the current situation on the Korean Peninsula including analysis of North Korea’s WMD capabilities and human rights abuses carried out by the regime.
- Korean Cinema Echoes: Princess Aurora
Dr. Collette Balmain (Kingston University)
- Measuring Frames: Discursive Institutionalism in Polarized Poltics
Dr Oul Han (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
- P’ansori, Korean Storysinging, Text and Performance
Prof. Chan E. Park (The Ohio State University)
- Korean Language Education in Japan: From the Underground Heritage Language to the Mainstream “Hobby Language”
Dr Robert J. Fouser (Independent Scholar)
- Korean Cinema Echoes: Mourning Grave
Oh In-chun (Director)
- Presence Through Sound: Place and contemporary music in and from East Asia
Over two days, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese scholars and musicians – from East Asia, and from Europe and Australia – will come together to explore through talks and performances innovative ways of understanding how place and music are conceptualised, interconnected, expressed, refused and reinterpreted in music from or related to East Asia.
- Korean Cinema Echoes: The Journals of Musan
Dr. Mark Morris
- An update on the UK-Korea relationship UK-ROK & UK-DPRK
H.E Mr Charles Hay MVO (British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea), HE Mr Alastair Morgan (British Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
Two British ambassadors will talk about the work of their respective Embassies, the UK’s current relations with the two Koreas, and current issues on the Peninsula.
- Symposium: Disability in North Korea
Mun-chol Kim (Committee of the Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled); James Hoare (SOAS); Mike Cowin (UK FCO); Kee Park (Harvard Medical School)
- The Territorialization of Memory: The Making of Place of Memory for the Sewol Ferry Accident
Prof. Hae Ran Shin (Seoul National University)
- Neo-Liberalize Me: Living through the Reign of Insecurity
Dr Jung Bong Choi (Hong Kong Baptist University)
- Korean Traditional Music Lunchtime Concert
Eun-Ah Kwak, Keun-Ha Hwang, Hyelim Kim
- Yi Sang's Queer Time in Colonial Korea
Prof. John Treat
- Korean Film Masterclass with Director Lee Doo-yong
Director Lee Doo-yong
- Dynamics and Change in Korean Buddhist Rituals
Dr. Marek Zemanek
- Language of Melancholia and Mourning in Modern Korean Poetry
Kim Seung-Hee (Poet, and Emeritus Professor, Sogang University)
- North Korea and North-East Asian security: Reconciling conflicting national interests
Dr Markus Bell, Professor Kerry Brown, Dr Jim E Hoare, Dr Tat Yan Kong, Dr John Nilsson-Wright, Professor Hazel Smith