Boston Korean Diaspora

  • Starts: 12:00 pm on Friday, April 17, 2015
  • Ends: 1:30 pm on Friday, April 17, 2015
On April 17, 2015, the Center for Global Christianity & Mission will showcase the work of its third Korean diaspora research team. Beginning in the 1920s, a small yet influential group of Korean intellectuals made their home in the Boston area, drawn as students to the region’s numerous colleges and universities. Many of these scholars were instrumental in creating the institutional structures of Korean culture in the Boston area and beyond. Not only that, a number of them went on to positions of great prominence and impact in the academic and political spheres of developing post-war Korea. The aim of this research project, then, has been to highlight the various individuals, institutions, and issues during this formative time and place, with the goal of preserving the memory of the period as well as further educating, illuminating, and contributing to the rich heritage of Korean Diaspora Studies. This year, the researchers have pieced together fascinating links between Boston University and Korean nursing, Korean theologians, and religious leaders who have worked in both the United States and Korea. Come learn about the long history between Korea and BU.

Lunch will be provided.

Room B24, BU School of Theology, 745 Comm. Ave