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, January 15, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Korea's Post-American Landscapes: Modes of 'Recovery' in Former US Military Base Sites Bridget Martin, Ph.D. candidate Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace W10,000 for non-member; W5,000 won student non-member; free for members
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Missionaries, GIs, English teachers, and other Folk Devils: Sovereignty and Anti-Westernism in South Korea Matt VanVolkenburg Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace W10,000 for members; W5,000 won for student non-members; free for members
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The ROK-US Alliance during the Carter Era Clint Work Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace W10,000 for non-members; W5,000 for student non-members; free for members
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Culture and Women in Joseon Ksenia Chizhova, Ph.D. Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace W10,000 for non-members; W5,000 for student non-members; free for members
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Korean Avalokitesvara Painting Noh, Hee-Jik, Ph.D. Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace W10,000 for non-members; W5,000 for student non-members; 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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