Asian Studies

Korean Studies Distinguished Lecture Series 2021 to 2022

A series of free online lectures from guest speakers hosted by the Scottish Centre for Korean Studies.

About the distinguished lecture series

Each year, the Scottish Centre for Korean Studies welcomes a fantastic range of guest speakers to give a free public lecture.

Previous lecture topics have included Korean literature, poetry, and cinema, North Korean development, East Asian international relations, Korean history and society, and queer Korea.

Often, speakers will present on recent publications, and audiences have the opportunity to participate in question and answer sessions after presentations.

This year, our Distinguished Lecture Series is being arranged in collaboration with our Korean Studies PhD reading group, “Korea and Its Neighbours”.

Some of the lectures are recorded and uploaded to the Scottish Centre for Korean Studies’ YouTube channel and Facebook page.

How to join

Lectures are free and everyone is welcome. 

In the interests of audience and speaker wellbeing during Covid-19, and in line with our sustainability objectives, they will be held online using Zoom.

Registration is required so that you can be sent joining instructions and links in advance.

Edinburgh Forum on Korea

The Edinburgh Forum on Korea (EFK) is hosted by the the Scottish Centre for Korean Studies (SCKS) and publishes short peer-reviewed research and policy-oriented articles on current affairs, politics, international relations, urban transformation, innovation, society and culture on Korea and neighbouring countries.

Browse past events on the Edinburgh Forum on Korea blog

Are you interested in studying with us?

Take a postgraduate degree in Korean Studies with us and explore one of the most dynamic countries in East Asia, gaining a unique vantage point on crucial topics of relevance across the Northeast Asian region and the globe. We offer a taught MSc, an MSc by Research, and a PhD in Korean Studies.

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