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Professor Nicholas Harkness Named National Humanities Center Fellow

September 16, 2016
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.
Amy Morrisett,'19, Korea Institute Undergraduate Language Scholarship to Ewha (Tuition Waiver), Summer 2016

Amy Morrisett,'19, Korea Institute Undergraduate Language Scholarship to Ewha (Tuition Waiver), Summer 2016

September 13, 2016

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.

Francesca Simoni, '17, Intern at the Korea Herald, Summer 2016

Francesca Simoni, '17, Intern at the Korea Herald, Summer 2016

September 12, 2016

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.

Welcome Back to to Campus!

Welcome Back to to Campus!

September 6, 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.

Melia Henderson, '19, Harvard Summer School in Korea Program, Summer 2016

Melia Henderson, '19, Harvard Summer School in Korea Program, Summer 2016

September 6, 2016

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.

A Graduate Student Perspective-Sungik Yang, G1, RSEA, KI Summer Research Grant, Summer 2016

A Graduate Student Perspective-Sungik Yang, G1, RSEA, KI Summer Research Grant, Summer 2016

August 30, 2016

I traveled to South Korea to acquire and read materials relating to my Master’s Thesis about the relationship between historiography and political ideology in contemporary South Korea. My plans for conducting research this summer were to travel to various libraries, museums, and research institutes to find publications on Korean history and to examine state narratives about Korea’s past.

Miranda Richman, '19, Harvard Summer School in Seoul Program, Summer 2016

Miranda Richman, '19, Harvard Summer School in Seoul Program, Summer 2016

August 30, 2016

I was told from the moment I got into the HSS program in Korea that I would have an unforgettable summer. As a freshman who had never experienced Harvard abroad, I had no sense of what to expect, but I realized very quickly that having fun was the natural result of the tireless energy that characterizes Seoul. And although I more fun this summer than ever before, in many ways, this program also pushed boundaries for me.

Charlene Hong, '17, Korea Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Travel Grant, Summer 2016

Charlene Hong, '17, Korea Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Travel Grant, Summer 2016

August 30, 2016

With the generous support of the Korea Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Travel Grant, I traveled to South Korea this summer and conducted research interviews in order to write my senior thesis for Social Studies on the political identities and activist attitudes of students at Korea’s top universities in Seoul. Immediately when I arrived in Seoul, I focused on first recruiting interviewees from members and officers of student councils.

Ishak Caner, '18, Summer Internship at CJ Entertainment & Media in Seoul, Korea, Summer 2016

Ishak Caner, '18, Summer Internship at CJ Entertainment & Media in Seoul, Korea, Summer 2016

August 26, 2016

I interned with the International Film Distribution and Sales team at CJ E&M this summer. I applied for the role because of the combination with my interest in business fields and my interest in Korea and potentially working in Korea in the future, as well as my particular interest in Korean entertainment.