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.

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 2017.

Upcoming Lectures

CONFIRMED: Museum of Contemporary History Visit, Sandwich Break, Discussion October 25, 6:50 pm Museum Guide and Robert Neff Museum of Contemporary History, Gwanghwamun free
“I thank Korea for her books:” James Scarth Gale, Korean Literature in hanmun, and Allo-metropolitan Missionary Orientalism Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Professor Ross King Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
South Korea’s “IMF Crisis” Tuesday, October 31, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
William P. Mako Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (with student ID); free for members
Remembering Yongsan Garrison: An Urban Memory Archive Project Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Daniel S. Oh Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (student ID checked at the door); free for members
King of the Dragons: The Yong-wang and other Dragons in Korean Shrines Tuesday, November 28, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
David Mason Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (student ID checked at the door); free for members
The Korean Red Pine: a companion from cradle to grave Tuesday, December 5, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Prof. Woo-seok Kong Second floor Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace 10,000 won for non-members and 5,000 won for students (student ID checked at the door); 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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