First lecture series, 23 February – 18 May 2018

Legacies and heritage: Aspects of premodern and modernizing Korea and their lasting (or imagined) relevance for today’s Korean society


Second lecture series, 22 February – 17 May 2019

Issues defining contemporary Korea


The Korean section of the Department of Asian Studies at Palacký University offers a lecture series (“carousel lecture”) in the summer semester of 2018. Seven internationally recognized scholars and experts in Korea-related humanities, cultural studies, or cultural anthropology present research-based teaching and inquire into special aspects of premodern and early modern Korea.

Altogether three carousel lectures shall take place until 2020. They are part of a “Seed” project for Korean Studies at Palacký University, funded by the Korean Studies Promotion Service (Academy of Korean Studies).