GreetingThe Institute of Humanities Research at Suncheon National University was established in 2001. In September, 2017, the Institute of Humanities Research was selected as “University Research Centers” by the Ministry of Education, with an annual income of 200 million won for a period of six years. In the second half of 2017, the Institute of Humanities Research established “University Research Center”, “the Center for Religious History and Culture”, and “the Regional Center for Humanities Education”. Institute of Humanities Research is trying to become a mecca for research and education in Jeonnam region.
Aims set out by the Institute of Humanities Research◽ By systematically studying local history, culture, and philosophy, we will investigate local identity.
◽ Through research that combines universality and specificity, we cope with the global trend of decentralization.
◽ By professionally researching specific issues in the region, we will meet the needs of the region.
◽ Cultivate creative human researchers crossing boundaries such as history, literature, and philosophy.
Organizations under the Institute of Humanities Research1. “University Research Center” was established in September 2017. Its Agenda is the <History and Culture Effect of the Asia-Pacific War and the Korean War>. By using the Asia-Pacific War and the Korean War as a key link, we aim to clarify the relationship between state formation and the cultural composition of war. We explore cultural planning of colonialism and the Cold War and explain the changing process of everyday life and customs in historical context.
2. “The Center for Religious History and Culture” was established to study the history and culture of religion in the eastern part of Jeonnam area centered on Suncheon and Yeosu. In the history of the Korean Peninsula, religion played an important role in providing the ideology of the whole society. In particular, the eastern part of Jeonnam, centered on Suncheon and Yeosu, was the most representative religion center on the Korean Peninsula including Buddhism, Confucianism, Donghak and Christianity. The Center for Religious History and Culture is planning a study to find out the historical reality of the history and culture of these religions in the region and find a way to connect with Korean society today.
3. “The Regional Center for Humanities Education” was established in order to spread the research results practically in the field of popularizing education and humanities. The Center will cooperate with local governments, civic groups, and other organizations on the basis of its existing achievements to further promote regional humanities education. In order to meet the social needs of the humanities field, we will carry out the popularization project of humanities.