The Institute of Korean Studies at Freie Universität Berlin invites you to attend its Summer Special Lecture Series 2022 – “Encountering Korean History in Kongju and near area”. Kongju was the capital city of Paekche (Baekje) from 475-538 and even afterwards it played a central role in the region, until Taejŏn (Daejeon) arose as a new regional center. Historically, it has experienced diverse phases not only as a local center of politics but also in terms of culture and education. Some of its historical sites have been selected as UNESCO World Heritage site.
Held in the form of online presentations by leading experts, these lectures form part of this year’s KDIS-FU Korea-Europe Program: Summer School in Korea, but are equally open to all those who have an interest in Korean History.
Zeit & Ort
11.07.2022 - 14.07.2022
1. Monday, 11 July 2022, 1:00-3:30 pm (CEST)
Introduction to: History of Korea, Context of historical sites in Kongju and History of the Kingdom Paekche
(Prof. Paik Sungjong, Former Professor at Sogang University, ROK)
2. Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 6:00-8:00 pm (CEST)
Golden Crowns and Buddha's Relics: Arts of the Paekche Kingdom
(Prof. Maya Stiller, Univ. of Kansas, USA)
3. Wednesday, 13 July 2022, 1:00-3:30 pm (CEST)
(1) Tonghak Peasant "Revolution"
(2) Colonialism in Korea
(Prof. Dr. Kim Nuri, University of Cambridge, UK)
4. Thursday, 14 July 2022, 1:00-2:30 pm (CEST)
Korean War, War Crimes and Politics of Memory
(Prof. Dr. Kim Dong-Choon, Sungkonghoe University, ROK)