Beginning in 2011, the five-year Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) funded Transnational Humanities in Korean Studies (THKS) project aims to enhance and transform humanities research and teaching in the field of Korean Studies through theme-based and transnational approaches. It will capitalise on the existing strengths in humanities research in Korean and Asian Studies at The Australian National University where the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is home to nearly 250 scholars who conduct research on and teach a wide range of topics about Asia. Our Korean Studies program is uniquely positioned to innovate in the field of Korean Studies and this project’s initiatives aim to maximize the geographical advantage we have to build closer academic and cultural ties with Korea and other Asian countries. We envision a future direction in Korean Studies that transcends the conventional scope of ‘area studies’ by emphasizing the role of Korean history, culture, and people as a vital part of and key nexus in global history.
For futher information, please visit the Transnational Humanities in Korean Studies webpage.