Harvard Summer School in Seoul Program-2014-Snapshots from the Program

Enjoy some snapshots from the Program!

Harvard Summer School in Seoul Program 2014 with Prof. David Chung and Prof. Paul Chang.

 

Cinema Korea—Documenting Korean Society Through Film

 

Doubleclick on the photo to the left to see the slideshow.

Professor Sun Joo Kim named Walter Channing Cabot Fellow

Professor Sun Joo Kim has been named Walther Channing Cabot Fellow for her publication “Voice from the North: Resurrecting Regional Identity Through the Life and Work of Yi Sihang (1672–1736)” (Stanford University Press, 2013). Eight other professors from Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Science were also named: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/06/nine-cabot-fellows-named/

Announcing the 2014-15 Kim Koo Visiting Professor, Hyangjin Lee

The Korea Institute is pleased to announce the 2014-15 Kim Koo Visiting Professor at Harvard University.  Hyangjin Lee, Professor, College of Intercultural Communication, Rikkyo University, will be teaching in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC). Her course on Korean and Asian films will be open to undergraduate and graduate students.

"New Generations, New Ideas in Korean Studies"

10th Worldwide Consortium of Korean Studies Centers Workshop
Date: 
June 7, 2014 - 9:00am - June 9, 2014 - 3:00pm

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Room: CGIS South Building, Porté Seminar Room (S250)

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.         Breakfast & Registration

Announcing the 2014-15 Korea Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow at the Korea Institute, Harvard, Dennis Lee

The Korea Institute is pleased to announce the new 2014-15 Korea Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow at the Korea Institute, Harvard University.

Korean Literature Symposium: Crossing Borders

Date: 
May 2, 2014 - 8:15am - 5:30pm

Sponsored by Korea Institute, Harvard University
Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Harvard University Asia Center

Schedule:
8:15 – 8:45  Breakfast & Registration

8:50 – 9:00  Introductory Remarks by Professor Sun Joo Kim

Announcing the 2014-15 Soon Young Kim Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean Studies at the Korea Institute, Harvard, Dr. Seong Uk Kim

The Korea Institute is pleased to announce the Soon Young Kim Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean Studies for academic year 2014-15: Dr. Seong Uk Kim.

Gallery Talk & Exhibit by Professor David R. McCann

Date: 
April 7, 2014 - 10:00am - May 5, 2014 - 5:00pm

“What is this?”
An exhibit by David R. McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature

April 7 - May 5, 2014
First Floor Lounge Gallery, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

Curated by David R. McCann, Jessica Gaddis, Jina Kim

Book Announcement: "Songs of Seoul: An Ethnography of Voice and Voicing in Christian South Korea" by Professor Nicholas Harkness

Songs of Seoul
An Ethnography of Voice and Voicing in Christian South Korea

Nicholas Harkness

"Songs of Seoul is an ethnographic study of voice in South Korea, where the performance of Western opera, art songs, and choral music is an overwhelmingly Evangelical Christian enterprise. Drawing on fieldwork in churches, concert halls, and schools of music, Harkness argues that the European-style classical voice has become a specifically Christian emblem of South Korean prosperity. By cultivating certain qualities of voice and suppressing others, Korean Christians strive to personally embody the social transformations promised by their religion: from superstition to enlightenment; from dictatorship to democracy; from sickness to health; from poverty to wealth; from dirtiness to cleanliness; from sadness to joy; from suffering to grace. Tackling the problematic of voice in anthropology and across a number of disciplines, Songs of Seoul develops an innovative semiotic approach to connecting the materiality of body and sound, the social life of speech and song, and the cultural voicing of perspective and personhood."

Published and distributed by the University of California Press. For more information: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520276536