The Institute for Urban Humanities (IUH) was established in 1992. With interdisciplinary research on urban studies, the Institute provides a theoretical framework for urban humanities and a humanistic vision for "Globalpolis," the new urban community in the era of globalization. IUH also sponsors a series of colloquia and conferences concerning urban humanities, often in cross-cultural collaboration with other academic fields like sociology, geography and anthropology.
Research and Activity
- Basic research, archival collection, and research support for urban humanities
- Institute of Urban Humanities Forum and Conference
- Publication of the journal Studies in Urban Humanities; publication of edited volumes and monographs, and translated Korean versions of great works on urban humanities