Nordic Korean Studies Days

The Nordic Korean Studies Days (NKSD) are co-organized by the universities of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm and Turku. It is an intensive Korean Studies course covering different disciplines such as history, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology and political science.

NKSD 2021

The NKSD aim at bringing together students with an interest in Korea and teaching faculty of the Nordic universities. In 2019, the NKSD (5 ECTS) were successfully held at the University of Copenhagen.

The 2021 NKSD are hosted by CEAS and organized as an online course.

Course dates: 8 Feb - 3 May 2021, Mondays 9:30-11hrs (EET) [8:30-10hrs CET] HUOM: Please note the different time zones

Venue: via ZOOM 

Teachers: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Tikhonov (University of Oslo), Prof. Dr. Sonja Häussler (University of Stockholm), Dr. Gabriel Jonsson (University of Stockholm), Dr. Barbara Wall (University of Copenhagen), Dr. Andrew Logie (University of Helsinki), Dr. Antti Leppänen (University of Turku) and Dr. Sabine Burghart (CEAS, University of Turku).

Topics covered: Unpacking “Making and Remaking Silla Origins” (McBride 2020); 'New Women' and Socio-Political Radicalism in Colonial-Age Korea; Single mothers in South Korean literature and film; Foreign characters in North Korean fiction; Socio-cultural movements, moments and monuments in South Korea (1950-1980s); The self-employed in South Korea; Human rights in South and North Korea; South Korea’s global Saemaǔl Undong Programme etc.


NKSD 2019

NKSD 2019

The 2019 NKSD that were hosted by the University of Copenhagen covered various topics including pseudo historiography and “history wars”, the communist movement in colonial Korea, folklore studies in North Korea, transmedia ghost story telling, inter-Korean relations, South Korea’s foreign aid and family in South Korea.

Teachers: Sonja Häussler (Professor, Stockholm), Vladimir Tikhonov (Professor, Oslo), Gabriel Jonsson (Senior Lecturer, Stockholm), Andrew Logie (Assistant Professor, Helsinki), Barbara Wall (Assistant Professor, Copenhagen), Antti Leppänen (Researcher, Turku), and Sabine Burghart (University Lecturer, Turku).

Main sponsor of the 2019 NKSD: The Korea Foundation