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Director
Song Ki-Jeong


Since its inception in 2007, the Ewha Institute for the Humanities (EIH) has devoted itself to sketching out a new direction for humanities research and promoting humanistic values in response to dynamic changes in the 21st century.

New cogno-, bio-, nano-, and info-technologies are bringing about fundamental changes in the conditions of human experience. In addition, the rapid movement and exchange of people, capital, ideas, and information across the globe are triggering the production of new kinds of humanities texts that transgress the boundaries of civilizations, nations, regions, cultures, and disciplines.

While responding sensitively to rapid technological changes and new modes of texts, we need to keep our respect for humanistic values. We aim to create a new paradigm for the humanities by questioning the universality of modern Humanism, maintaining attention on the uniqueness of the Korean humanities, and taking a fresh perspective on the relations between humanity and technology, humans and animals, and the artificial and the natural.

To address the needs and academic interests of our era, the EIH strives to propose Trans-Humanities as a new paradigm for the humanities focusing on human beings and knowledge of the 21st century.

Your interest and support are deeply appreciated.