Academic Activities
  • Conferences
  • Every year CGSI holds various conferences in collaboration with scholars and researchers from in and out of Korea. In 2015, CGSI co-hosted “Work and Non-Work in Global Perspectives” in Sogang University with re:work (IGK Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History) based at the Humboldt University of Berlin. In 2016, CGSI organized two review forums, one in Seoul and the other in Potsdam, Germany, to celebrate the complete publication of Palgrave Macmillan’s Writing the Nation series and Mass Dictatorship in the 20th Century series respectively. In November, 2016, CGSI will bring researchers of various disciplines together to examine the progress of the Asian borders/borderlands studies since the concept of “border history” was introduced as an alternative to “national history” more than 10 years ago.

  • Fellow Forums
  • As CGSI’s signature event, Fellow Forums are monthly seminars held on the last Thursday of every month during each semester. Forums seek to build a network of academics interested in transnational humanities and willing to share their intellectual creativity with each other.

  • Seminars
  • In addition to conferences and Fellow Forums, CGSI provides special lectures and seminars. Included among the prominent scholars invited to talk were Gunter Demnig, a German artist and historian, and Reinhart Kössler, a German sociologist and expert on Namibia’s colonial past. In November 2016, CGSI will co-organized a series of seminars and film screenings under the title of “Future of the Past (Zukunft der Vergangenheit) – Who makes History?” with the Goethe-Institut Seoul and the Korean Film Archive.