A platform for interdisciplinary Korea research

The Korean Studies Research Network (KoRN) aims to bring together scholars whose research focuses on Korea-related topics and to provide mentoring to the younger generation of scholars. It serves as a platform to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary research among scholars and graduate students at the University of Iowa and institutions of higher education in the Midwest through seminars, speaker series and workshops.

Shrines and pagodas in fall, in Seoul

Upcoming Event


Inaugural KoRN Conference



Keynote Speaker David Kang

Nov. 5th 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m and Nov. 6th, 9:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m

The Inaugural KoRN Conference aims to bring together scholars and graduate students interested in interdisciplinary research about Korea. We have several amazing speakers presenting at the conference this year. Our keynote speaker is Dr. David Kang, who'll be presenting on relations between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. 


The schedule for this conference is available here


flyer for the conference