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Archaeology and Art History

Archaeology and Art History

Development of Cultural Technology Experts and Cultural Heritage Experts with a Global Outlook!Archaeology and Art History

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The Archaeology and Art History major provides research and education in two areas of archaeology and art history. Archaeology is a study on ancient human culture and its traces. It covers research and investigation into the past traces of human beings through historic remains or relics and is in complementary relationships with history. The major covers research and education in the two areas of archaeology and art history. The common primary research subject of these two areas is the past relics, and they have become sophisticated through interactions in the process of their development into contemporary studies.

Required Student Skills and Qualities

1. Ability to Conduct Research on Cultural Heritage
Experts on archaeology and art history who have the ability to conduct research on, and have an insight into remains and relics based on liberal arts knowledge and self-esteem about cultural heritage

2. Ability to Work at Cultural Heritage-Related Organizations
Students who have the ability to work for organizations of investigating remains, museums, art galleries, cultural assets-related divisions in local governments through the reinforcement of practical education about the investigation, exhibition, and excavation of remains

3. Ability to Do International Activities
Students who have the ability to work on the international stage and for a variety of international organizations, and who are able to introduce Korean cultural heritage to the world

Career Paths after Graduation

Graduates can work in various areas related to cultural heritage using the knowledge of archaeology and art history.
(1) National museums, art galleries, and cultural assets-related organizations
(2) Cultural foundations in companies, private art galleries, museums, and culture-related organizations
(3) Organizations of investigating cultural remains, and research organizations (specializing in excavation investigation)
(4) Agencies for museum/art gallery exhibition planning, and culture planning
(5) ultural assets-related curators in each city and province


Name Status Tel. E-Mail Address Research Field Academic Career
Lee, Hong-jong Professor 044-860-1262 leehong@korea.ac.kr Prehistoric archaeology Ph. D., Archeology, Kyushu University, Japan
Jung, Woon-yong Professor 044-860-1263 jwyong@korea.ac.kr Literature of archaeology Ph. D., History, Korea University
Bang, Byeong-seon Professor 044-860-1264 bjsbang@korea.ac.kr Korean art history(history of ceramics) Ph. D., Art History, Dongguk University
Choi, Jong-taek Professor 044-860-1265 jtchoi@korea.ac.kr Historical archaeology(Goguryeo) Ph. D., Archeology and Art History, Seoul National University
Cho, Yoon Jae Associate Professor 044-860-1266 yunjae68@korea.ac.kr Chinese Archaeology Ph. D., Peking University
Kim, Yoon Jung Associate Professor 044-860-1268 hanova99@korea.ac.kr Korean art history (History of ceramics) Ph. D., Korea University
Son, Joon Ho Associate Professor 044-860-1875 shonne@korea.ac.kr Prehistoric Archaeology Ph. D., Korea University
Shin, Sang Chul Associate Professor 044-860-1878 museology@korea.ac.kr Western art history, Museology Ph. D., Sorbonne University, France (Paris IV)
Lee, Hee Jin Assistant Professor 044-860-1877 ddangpa@korea.ac.kr Environmental Archaeology Ph. D., University of Cambridge
Byeon, Young-seop Professor
044-860-1261 bys420@korea.ac.kr Korean art history(art history) Ph. D., Art History, Ewha Woman's University