The Korea Culture Research Institute Selected for the 2nd Stage of Humanities & Social Science Support Project
The Korea Culture Research Institute (KCRI) at Ewha Womans University was selected for the second stage of “Humanities & Social Science Support Project” supported by the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).
Professor Namwon Jang, the research director
The Material Culture Research Team of KCRI had been selected for the “Humanities Research Database Construction Project” in 2019, the first year of the project, under the theme of "Database Construction and Deletion of Craft in the Joseon Dynasty.” After successfully completing the first stage, the research team was again selected for the second stage of the continuous project, winning 300 million won of funding per year over the next three years, a total of 900 million won.
The “Humanities & Social Science Support Project” funded by NRF is a 3 + 3 year project that supports university research institutes and has been executed since 2019 to foster universities as specialized research bases, train next-generation research personnel, and establish an academic-research ecosystem.
The Material Culture Research Team of KCRI aims to construct a database of written materials and relics related to the craft culture of the Joseon Dynasty to re-recognize the material culture of Joseon and enable easier access to the related materials. In the second stage of the task, the team will deepen the first stage of research and establish a DB system that can be easily accessed by related academic experts, craftsmen, and the general public.
Namwon Jang, a professor in the Department of Art History, revealed their plan mentioning, “We will focus more on the system construction for data service on the second stage of the project. We will try to contribute to experts and the general public through this project.”
The first project of the Material Culture Research Team was selected as an excellent project. Professor Namwon Jang, the research director, will give a presentation about their project and give some know-how at the "2022 Humanities & Social Science Support Project Orientation" held by NRF.