The RASKB holds many smaller events catering to special interests.

Colloquium in Korean Studies

The Seoul Colloquium in Korean Studies is jointly organized by the Seoul Center of the Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient (ÉFEO) and RASKB. Everyone interested in Korean Studies is welcome. No registration is needed. The Colloquium has existed since 2013 as a forum at which Korean Studies scholars (whether faculty or students) can present work in progress in English in an informal setting and invite discussion of their ideas. In recent years the Colloquium has been held in the Asiatic Research Institute of Korea University, thanks to the collaboration of the Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient.

Scholars wishing to make a presentation should contact Brother Anthony at or Elisabeth Chabanol at

Take exit 1 from Korea University subway station, turn right onto the footpath leading up onto the campus.
Walk straight up the road past LG Posco Hall, the Business School and Main Library (all on the right hand side).
The Asiatic Research Institute is the building next after the Library (Building 39 on the Campus Map).

After 6 pm the front door of the Institute will be locked, so please try to arrive a little earlier. If the door is locked, please wait for someone to come out so that they can let you into the building. Or call Brother Anthony at 010-8979-8301.

Korean Literature Club

The Korean Literature Club (formerly ‘Reading Club’) meets once a month in the North Terrace book-cafe in Seoul to talk about a work of Korean fiction in English translation. Those attending will normally have read the work before coming. Join the Facebook group for more information including upcoming readings. The group is open to all who are interested in translated Korean fiction.

Business and Culture Club

The Business and Culture Club meets somewhere downtown at noon on the third Tuesday of most months for a lunch-hour tour of a different site each time. Join the Facebook group for more information.

Dongducheon Foreign Language High School Branch

The RAS Korea branch at the high school was founded in 2019. Students at the school are eligible for membership of the DFL branch. The members of the branch engage in special research projects to understand and promote Korean history and culture. The president for 2021 is Shin Suhyeon.