Lectures

About RASKB Lectures

The Royal Asiatic Society - Korea Branch regularly hosts English-language lectures by respected figures on Korean culture and history.

Lectures are held in the Residents’ Lounge on the second floor of the Somerset Palace, Seoul. A map to the venue can be found here.

Lectures are free for RASKB members, while a 10,000 won donation is asked of non-members. Students presenting an appropriate form of ID will be asked to pay 5,000 won. RASKB Members may bring 1-2 guests once to a lecture without payment. Those guests pay the non-members' fee on attending any subsequent lectures.

An archive of past lectures can be viewed here.

NOTICE: To help you plan ahead, here's a summary list of lectures tentatively planned for 2018.

Upcoming Lectures

Date Title Lecturer Venue Admission
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Vibrant Matters: Fish, Fishing and Community in North Korea and Neighbours Dr. Robert Winstanley-Chesters Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000won for non-members and 5,000won for student non-members (with student ID card); free for members
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
50 years of Chollipo Arboretum Foundation: Past and Future Perspectives Yong-Shik Kim, Ph.D., FLS Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for Non-members; 5,000 won for Student non-members (with student ID); free for members
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Reflections on Providing Humanitarian Aid in North Korea and other Authoritarian Settings Ms. Christy Gavitt Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000won for non-members; 5,000 won for student non-members (with student ID card); free for members
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Buddhism that Protects the Nation: The Hoguk Bulgyo Tradition Prof. David A. Mason Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000won for non-members and 5,000won for student non-members (with student ID); free for members

Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Korean Christian Building, Daehak-ro 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
왕립아세아학회한국지부
[03129] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동) 한국기독교회관 611호

Office is normally open as follows:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays:
                                   10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please call before your visit.
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796

Email - royalasiatickorea@gmail.com

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