Welcome to the Korean Studies Research Network!

The Korean Studies Research Network (KoRN) aims to bring together scholars whose research focuses on Korea-related topics and to provide mentoring to the younger generation of scholars. It serves as a platform to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary research among scholars and graduate students at the University of Iowa and institutions of higher education in the Midwest through seminars, speaker series, and workshops.

KoRN in the News

students participating in the Tadoku Workshop in April 2022

8 academic centers, programs, and networks contribute to Iowa’s global mission

Monday, June 13, 2022
International Programs
International Programs supports eight faculty-led academic centers, programs, and networks that exist to create opportunities for faculty to contribute to the global mission of the University of Iowa.
Becoming South Korean Mothers

Korean Studies to host lecture on North Korean defector mothers in South Korea Mar. 11

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Ben Partridge
The Korean Studies Research Network and International Programs will present a virtual lecture by guest speaker Dr. Jeongeun Lee entitled "Becoming South Korean Mothers: North Korean Defector Mothers in South Korea" on Friday, March 11, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., via Zoom. 
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University of Iowa to celebrate lunar new year Feb. 3

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Ben Partridge
All across Asia, the arrival of spring is celebrated. For the Chinese, Koreans, and various Southeast Asian communities, it is marked with the beginning of the new year on the lunar calendar.

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Would you like to receive information about KoRN upcoming events?  Let us know by contacting the KoRN director.

Dr. Hyaeweol Choi
Director of the Korean Studies Research Network
hyaeweol-choi@uiowa.edu.

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