With the generous support of the Academy of Korean Studies, the ANU’s Korea Institute proudly hosted multiple award-winning calligrapher Kim Jang-hyun from 23 to 28 February 2014. During his stay, Mr Kim gave a two-day workshop for students and the general public, visited Narrabundah College to lecture on the many different styles of Korean calligraphy, and opened his large 3-month-long exhibition at ANU’s Menzies library with a wonderful performance on giant canvasses. The exhibition, which is open to the general public, will be on until early June this year; it comprises both Korean and Chinese calligraphy across a wide variety of styles.
Due to an overwhelming response to panel proposals and individual paper abstract submissions the conference committee of the 20th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia — which will take place at the University of Western Australia, Perth, from 8-10 July 2014 — has extended the submission date to ensure that you do not miss the opportunity to be part of the Conference Program. The new deadline is now: Friday 28 February 2014. Should you have any problems submitting your abstract online please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see also: http://www.asaa2014.com
Old and New Waves: ANU’s Korea Institute announces Korean Artists-in-Residence series of events from Feb to May 2014
The ANU Korea Institute is proud to announce the Old and New Waves: Korean Artists in Residence program of events, which is comprised of seminars, a major exhibition, and various public performances. Four artists, all major figures in their respective field, have been invited to showcase their art in Canberra this fall.
Their work, which will be on display in Australia for the first time, provides a rare look at key aspects of Korean culture and history: Korean calligraphy, Folksongs from the Western Provinces, kayagŭm (Korean 12-stringed zither) solo, and documentary making.
Apart from participating in various events and performances that are open to the general public, the artists will also engage with students in primary, secondary and tertiary education.
The program is supported by an Academy of Korean Studies (KSPS) Grant funded by the Korean Government (MOE) AKS-2011-BAA-2106.
- Korean calligraphy presentation and opening of exhibition by artist Mr Kim Jang-Hyun on Thursday 27 February at ANU’s Menzies Library’s McDonald Room from 2 PM to 4 PM.
- Korean traditional music concert with one of Korea’s “human treasures”, Mr Park Jun Young (folksongs), at CiW theatre on Thursday 13 March from 4:30 PM.
Please check the website for more details: http://koreainstitute.anu.edu.au
On Thursday 16 January, from 5 PM, Dr Roald Maliangkay will introduce and show director Kim Ki-duk’s award-winning movie Pietà 피에타 (2012; with English subtitles) at ANU’s Hedley Bull Theatre 1. Admission free. Running time: 104 mins. Continue reading
The Centre for Australian Studies (CAS) at Yonsei University in Korea invites applications for the position of Visiting Lecturer in Australian Studies. This position is an initiative of the “Building a Teaching Base for Australian Studies in Korean Universities” which is supported by the Australia-Korea Foundation, within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
For more information, please see Word document here.
For many years the Korean Government’s Ministry of Education has run a very successful Teaching and Learning in Korea (TaLK) program that offers native English-speaking students and recent graduates the chance to stay in Korea and learn Korean in exchange for a few hours of teaching per day. The organisers are currently looking for new recruits to teach English to elementary students living in the rural areas of South Korea.
Please find a document describing the TaLK program here. Applicantions should be sent to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Canberra via regular mail during the period of 18 Sep – 30 Nov:Embassy of the Republic of Korea
113 Empire Circuit
Yarralumla, ACT 2600
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and Arirang TV are holding a video contest about Korea. Please download the documents below: by making a short video about your favourite Korean friend or Korean food, you can win one of many serious prizes! NB: the deadline is 7 October.