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HK+ Local Humanities Center

Research Summary

The Local Humanities Center, a community outreach institution started in 2017 as part of the Humanities Korea Plus research project, "Mnemonic Solidarity: Colonialism, War, and Genocide in the Global Memory Space," aims to develop and conduct sustainable local humanities programs incorporating vernacular memory. Vernacular memory is the epistemological and discursive basis upon which the Local Humanities Center is operated.

In the "Mnemonic Solidarity" project which strives to build a solidarity from below by restoring vernacular memory into public memory, the Local Humanities Center can play a crucial role in connecting the local community with academia and sharpening the critical perspective of each. Allowing theory to resonate with practice, the Local Humanities Center's community outreach programs are focused on "the meeting of research and the local community," "local residents as the central agents," "educating the local residents," "humanities lecture series," and "international exchange."