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November 2012 KF Activities

Lecture Series for Foreigners in Korea: 'Reading Korea, Watching Korea'

A series of lectures on Korean culture is offered for foreign residents in Korea on a range of topics from modem Korean society to literature and architecture.


DateSeptember 22-November 3, Saturday afternoons (2:00 p.m.)
VenueKF Cultural Center Seminar Room and field trip sites
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/kf_lecture@kf.or.kr

KF Cultural Center Cultural Lecture Series II: The Mediterranean

The KF Cultural Lecture Series II focuses on the history and cross-cultural interaction in the Mediterranean region, the cradle of the world's earliest civilizations.


DateOctober 2-November 27, Tuesday evenings (7:00 p.m.)
VenueKF Cultural Center Seminar Room
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/kf_lecture@kf.or.kr

Hanbok Fashion Show in Seychelles and Kenya

Korea's traditional royal costumes and basic hanbok garments are exhibited in a special event at the 2012 Creole Festival in Seychelles, and a hanbok fashion show in Nairobi, the first of its kind on the African continent.


DateOctober 31, November 3
VenueEphelia Resort, Mahe Island, Seychelles; Conference Room at the UN Office in Nairobi, Kenya
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/kfcenter@kf.or.kr

2012 Korean Speech Contests

Korean speech contests are held in six countries during November: Australia (November 2, Korean Cultural Office in Sydney), India (November 9, University of Delhi), the Czech Republic (November 9, Charles University), Singapore (November 11, Singapore International School), Japan (November 19, International Student Center), and Italy (November 29, Sapienza University of Rome). Contestants who get through preliminary rounds give presentations on various topics related to Korea.


DateNovember 2-29
VenueSingapore, India, Japan, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Australia
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8581/jechoi@kf.or.kr

KOHEC Seminar on Korean History & Culture

This seminar, organized by the Korean History and Culture Education Committee (KOHEC), brings together history teachers, educational administrators, and librarians at U.S. public schools for an opportunity to acquire accurate and objective knowledge about Korean history and culture, in an effort to enhance mutual understanding between Korea and the U.S.


DateNovember 3
VenueFremont Union High School District Office, Sunnyvale, California
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8537/jychun@kf.or.kr

5th Korean Studies Workshop for German-speaking Countries

Korean Studies scholars from German-speaking countries, including Germany and Austria, get together at the Free University of Berlin to share research outcomes and exchange ideas on a range of topics related to Korean history, politics, literature, and popular culture.


DateNovember 4-5
VenueFree University of Berlin, Germany
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8531/ryeongan@kf.or.kr

DETOUR ASIA: National Tourist Routes in Norway

The exhibition presents a selection of prominent architectural and design projects from 18 National Tourist Routes, highlighting Norway's outstanding natural scenery.


DateNovember 5-24
VenueKF Cultural Center Gallery
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/kfcenter@kf.or.kr

14th Korean Studies Conference  in China

Korean Studies scholars from across China meet to share their latest research results and to discuss potential subjects, content, and direction of research toward the purpose of enhancing Korean Studies in China.


DateNovember 6-9
VenueSun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8556/Cecilia@kf.or.kr

2012 Korea Festival in Brazil

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Korean immigration and the growing popularity of Korean pop culture in Brazil, the 2012 Korea Festival in Brazil is staged in six major cities across the South American country, an active member of the BRICS group.


DateNovember 7-14
VenueBrasilia, Sao Paulo, Proto Alegre, Piracicaba, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/kfcenter@kf.or.kr

KF Lecture Series in Brazil

The Korea Foundation presents a special lecture series on Korean politics, economy, and education at leading universities in Brazil for Korean Studies scholars, students, and the general public.


DateNovember 8-12
VenueUniversity of Sao Paulo, federal universities of Brazil
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-854l/jsmoon@kf.or.kr

Korean Studies Seminar at University of Sao Paulo

The seminar features paper presentations by students of the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities at the University of Sao Paulo and discussion on related topics.


DateNovember 9
VenueSchool of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-854l/jsmoon@kf.or.kr

2nd KSAA Korean Studies Postgraduate Workshop

A group of graduate students majoring in Korean Studies from Australia and New Zealand meet at the center for Korean Studies of the Australian National University to present their research papers and exchange views with relevant scholars and peers.


DateNovember 15-16
VenueAustralian National University, Canberra
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2)2046-8531/ryeongan@kf.or.kr

KF Day at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

On the occasion of the reopening of the Korean Art Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Korea Foundation hosts a KF Day, providing various events to introduce Korean culture to invited guests and the general public.


DateNovember 15-16
VenueThe Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/kfcenter@kf.or.kr

2012 ACTFL Convention and World Languages Expo

Members of the Korean Special Interest Group of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) present papers on recent developments and the outlook for Korean language education in the U.S., and maintain a public relations booth at the convention site to provide information on Korean language education.


DateNovember 16-18
VenuePhiladelphia, United States
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8554/jyyoon@kf.or.kr

Launch Ceremony of Korean Language Department

The Korean Language Program of the College of Foreign Languages at the Vietnam National University, Hanoi has been promoted to an independent department, as of September 2012. The establishment of the Faculty of Korean Language and Cultural Studies is celebrated with the release of commemorative publications and staging of various cultural events.


DateNovember 19-20
VenueCollege of Foreign Languages, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8556/Cedlia@kf.or.kr

12th Korea-Russia Forum

The Korea Foundation invites 10 high-level specialists from Russia to the annual forum with their Korean counterparts for personal networking and bilateral exchange and cooperation between the two countries.


DateNovember 20
VenueLotte Hotel Seoul
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8528/jypark@kf.or.kr

Workshop for Social Studies Educators in Germany

A group of social studies teachers from middle and high schools in Germany are invited to seminars on an array of Korea-related subjects, including Korean history, society, culture, politics, and economics, with a view to improving classroom instruction on Korea.


DateNovember 22-24
VenueFree University of Berlin, Germany
ContactKorean Studies Department (82-2) 2046-8531/ryeongan@kf.or.kr

ARTS Concert: Acoustic Arts, Visual Music

Yoon Woo-jung, the first Korean docent who has served at five prestigious European museums, shares his vast knowledge on art, with live performances of related music.


DateNovember 28
VenueKF Cultural Center Gallery
ContactCulture & Arts Department (82-2) 2151-6520/kfcenter@kf.or.kr

5th KF Global Seminar

The Korea Foundation hosts its latest seminar session under the theme of "Challenges of Multicultural World and Global Approaches to Coexistence," with the participation of some 40 specialists from around the world, to discuss issues concerning multiculturalism in major regions and offer policy suggestions to promote mutually beneficial coexistence.


DateNovember 29-December 3
VenueMayfield Hotel, Seoul
ContactPublic Diplomacy Department (82-2) 2046-8643/ljm@kf.or.kr

Invitation Program

The Korea Foundation invites prominent public figures and specialists from different countries representing various sectors, including culture, media, business, and academia, to visit Korea. The guests are offered an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Korea and to exchange ideas and develop personal networks with their Korean counterparts through visits to relevant organizations and lecture meetings.


Period Invited Guest
November 1-6 Marian Lapsansky, Pianist and General Director, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
November 3-11 Seven-member Korean delegation for the 2012 Australia-Korea Next Generation Leaders Exchange Program (visit to Australia)
November 14-20 Chia Yong Yong, President, Society for the Physically Disabled, Singapore






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