From 2012 to 2017 the ANU Korea Institute received a generous grant from the AKS to conduct a range of projects in the humanities.

The research projects were designed to create an intellectually vibrant community that brought together scholars, students and visitors to engage in innovative programs of research, mentoring, and outreach to an audience beyond the ANU campus. Each project reflects aspects of the ongoing research projects that faculty members and graduate students in Korean/Asian Studies are interested in. As such, it is our goal that the research projects outlined below will advance current research activities tied to the training of PhD and M.A. students.


We have four research groups that focus on distinct themes with the shared goal of investigating the transnational nature of Korean history, culture and people. In carrying out these projects, we are keen to train promising, motivated graduate students and also to support junior faculty members.

To that end, each group is led by a principal investigator who is a senior scholar and will oversee the entire process while facilitating communication among academics and graduate students involved in the project.

In addition to arranging regular work-in-progress presentations on campus, each research group will organize a conference or workshop that will bring together scholars and students in order to present their research and to get constructive feedback. The ultimate goal for each project is to promote publications focused on the theme of the project, either as journal articles or chapters in edited volumes.

Updated:  17 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, Korea Institute/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team