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The main research project of the Ewha Institute for the Humanities (EIH) is the "Humanities Korea (HK) Project" (2007.11-2017.10), which focuses on the agenda of "Trans-Humanities: Reimagining and Reconstructing the Human Sciences." The Ewha Trans-Humanities Research Team was formed as a consortium, with EIH as the main institute and the Korea Cultural Research Insitute (KCRI) at Ewha as a subparticipant, and is becoming the foundation for a new humanities that crosses over individual disciplines and connects the field with our everyday life. The Trans-Humanities Research Team aims to introduce a new thematic and methodological approach, to be termed "Trans-Humanities," as an alternative academic and practical paradigm that will attempt to overcome preceding limitations inherent in the field of humanities. This will be further implemented to assess the current Korean/global society where the socio-cultural boundaries are rapidly being deconstructed and reorganized on an unprecedented scale.
 
Areas of Research
 
The focus of the Trans-Humanities Research Team lies in examining trans-boundary cultural phenomena with humanities-based perspectives, and the research team sets as its three main concerns "glocality," "gender," and "multimedia." These themes are not only in continuance with the traditional concepts of "world," "man," and "language" that were discussed in the humanities tradition, they also correspond to the immediate concerns of today, thus enabling for a study that is both practical and pertinent. Furthermore, respective emphasis is placed on the issues of communication, coexistence, and convergence. As a methodological tool for Trans-Humanities, these values can be thought of as terms that critique and diverge from conventional research trends that placed emphasis on aspects such as control, conflict, and resistance.
 
Application of Research
 
A crucial aspect of Trans-Humanities lies in its ability to co-exist with and co-relate to the society. Thus the team strives to make useful knowledge more accessible to the public, through various application activities like archiving work, education, networking, and publication. The dissemination of Trans-Humanities is a key factor in erecting a praxis-conscious humanities.