As a leading historical research unit, the Department has been engaged in various academic activities, including international conferences, journal publication, and programs for research abroad.
Academic Conferences in Korea
As a leading historical research unit, the Department has been engaged in various academic activities including international conferences, journal publication, and programs for research abroad.
International Academic Conferences
In December 2013, the Department of History successfully held an international conference on “Creative Humanities in the Age of Globalization,” which was co-hosted by the Doshisha Center for Korean Studies. A dozen international scholars from Harvard, Columbia, Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan-Ann Arbor, Toronto, Doshisha, and Niigata universities presented their insightful works, which were based on deep archival research, at the two-day conference. As of the end of 2015, the Department of History has organized about twenty-six international conferences, including “Family Tree of Pre-Modern East Asian History and the Trends in the Pre-Modern Academia”, which was held in March of 2013 and “Transverseness of History and Culture”, which was held in June of 2015.
In cooperation with Soosun Historical Association, the Department of History has published a peer-reviewed journal named Sarim: The Historical Journal, which received accreditation by the National Research Foundation of Korea in 2007. As of 2015, fifty four issues of the journal have been published since 1965.
The Department of History assists our researchers and faculty to publish their own books. These include Nationalism and History Education, Social Order in the Traditional Society and Economic Development, Pre-Modern East-Asian International Affairs and Trades, Comparing in History and History of Differences, Structure and Deconstruction of the Traditional East-Asian Society, National Movement and the Labor Dictionary of Modern Korea, and Cultural Transfer and the Collapse of Traditional East-Asian Scholarship.
Every year, the Department of History organizes numerous colloquiums where our students present their research.
Book Discussion with Authors
The Department invites an author to have a discussion and exchange notes about his/her book with our students and faculty. Recently, the Department invited Dr. Suk-Ryul Hong who published a book titled Hysterie by the Division between South and North Koreas in 2012 and Dr. Byung-Joon Chung who published a book titled Alice Hyun and Her Days in 2015.
Invited Talks by International Scholars
The Department of History invites famous international scholars to provide our students and faculty with opportunities to make a creative interdisciplinary network with foreign researchers in the fields of humanities and social sciences. In November 2015, the Department of History invited Dr. Charles Bergquist who is an emeritus professor in history at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Programs for Long-term & Short-term Research Abroad
The Department assists our students and faculty to collect historical resources in foreign countries and to participate in international exchange programs and academic conferences. In the past two years, more than twelve researchers have benefited from the long-term research abroad program and more than sixty students have been able to participate in international conferences with the help of the short-term research abroad program.