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, May 29, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
LesBiTrans Migrant Life in South Korea Chelle Jones Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace (across from Japanese Embassy) 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
The Green Hills, Reconsidered: Korea's Environmental History in World-Historical Perspective John S. Lee Ph.D. Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Techniques Used in Royal Portraiture During the Late Joseon Dynasty Doo Hee Chung Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Myanmar and North Korea: Divergent Paths Andray Abrahamian, Ph.D. Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (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 open Monday through Friday from 10 to 5 but we are short staffed and there are meetings elsewhere often: please call or email before your visit.
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796
Email - royalasiatickorea@gmail.com

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