The KU Academy of Mobility Humanities HK+ Mobility Humanities Institute (Shin Inseop, director) has won an international joint study project with renowned mobility institutes in the UK in February.
The HK+ Mobility Humanities Institute has won the new study project “UK and South Korea social science, arts and humanities connections”, which will be presented by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) alongside the Centre for GeoHumanities of Royal Holloway, University of London, Centre for Mobilities Research of Lancaster University and Cultural and Historical Geography Research Group of Aberystwyth University.
The joint research will be conducted under the theme of Connecting Mobilities Research between the UK and South Korea: narrating, mobilising, experimenting and engaging mobilities for just futures, and will take place from February 2022 to July 2023.
Director Shin Inseop and Professor Lee Jin-hyeong from HK+ Mobility Humanities Institute, Professor Peter Adey and Professor Harriet Hawkins of Centre for GeoHumanities of Royal Holloway, University of London, Professor Lynne Pearce and Professor Nicola Spurling of Mobilities Research of Lancaster University and Professor Peter Merriman and Professor Samuel Mutter of Cultural and Historical Geography Research Group of Aberystwyth University are participating in the joint study.
The HK+ Mobility Humanities Institute, alongsidethree mobility institutes in the UK, will strengthen two-way knowledge sharing and research cooperation among mobility researchers between the two countries based on academic exchanges made so far. In addition, mobility research and activities among British, Korean and Asian researchers will be promoted through networks including the Asia Mobility Humanities Network, established by the HK+ Mobility Humanities Institute. Furthermore, the researchers will provide solutions to global issues such as climate emergency and future mobility.
The four research institutes, including the HK+ Mobility Humanities Institute, will take turns to hold joint conferences and workshops in Konkuk University, Royal Holloway, the University of London, Lancaster University and Aberystwyth University and to promote an exchange of knowledge and joint publication activities. They will strive to win an international research fund including EU and conduct joint study activities.
Director Shin Inseop of HK+ Mobility Humanities Institute said: “We will systemiee the mobility research methods from the humanities perspective with three UK research institutes which are leading in mobility research.” “I hope that it will serve as an opportunity for the HK+ Mobility Humanities Institute to be recognised as a global level research institute,” he added.