Nicholas Harkness, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has been named a National Humanities Center Fellow. Harkness was one of 37 scholars, to be selected from more than 400 applicants in the fields of anthropology; classics; comparative literature; East Asian languages and literatures; English language and literature; feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; history; history of art, architecture, and archaeology; music history and musicology; philosophy; race, ethnicity and postcolonial studies; and religion.
I was extremely fortunate to have been given a grant to study at Ewha Women’s University for a month this summer. It had been my dream to visit Korea for over four years, and so of course I was ecstatic to be able to visit all of the landmarks I’d dreamed of seeing and trying all the different foods I’d heard about. Still, even with such high expectations, my experience surpassed every preconceived idea I’d had about how the summer would go.
Freshly printed copies of the Korea Herald would be delivered to every person on the first floor. Those working on the business section including a very nice Korean American studying at the Washington University in St. Louis would search for their articles on the business section. Same with the nation desk, entertainment desk and culture desk- the desk I was under. Being assigned to the culture desk was a relief as it gave me a flexibility that I could not get under the other desks. After all, culture is such a broad umbrella term.Read more about Francesca Simoni, '17, Intern at the Korea Herald, Summer 2016
Whether you spent the summer in Korea or are thinking about going to Korea next summer, we welcome you to drop by the Korea Institute to learn about our upcoming events and resources that the Korea Institute offers. We very much look forward to getting to know you or reconnecting with you after you've returned. We are located in CGIS South 1730 Cambridge St. on the 2nd floor. The Korea Institute main office is located in room S228.
Although, before my trip, I had never had the chance to take a Korean history class, South Korean history always interested me for its fast paced economic transition and stark contrast to North Korea. So I thought the EWHA-Harvard summer school program would provide me the perfect opportunity to not only learn Korean history, but also connect what I learned in the classroom to what I saw and experienced outside the classroom in Seoul and South Korea more generally. I could not have been more right.Read more about Melia Henderson, '19, Harvard Summer School in Korea Program, Summer 2016