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To overcome the crisis of humanities and aim for its long-term advancement, Ewha Institute for the Humanities (EIH), which was a research institute under the humanities college, was incorporated as an affiliated organization and established as a research institute directly responsible to Ewha headquarters on August 1, 2007. Established on the basis of Ewha Womans' University's tradition of humanities, our institute aims to set up a base institute which will create new humanities' knowledge responding to the 21st century through the establishment of an integrated and comprehensive research foundation and by fostering expert researchers.

From November, 2007, EIH is currently performing the Korea Research Foundation supported, Humanities Korea (HK) project, "The Establishment and Expansion of Trans-boundary Humanities" with the purpose of creating an international humanities discourse and fostering an international research institute. For this purpose, EIH, consisted of expert researchers from various fields, has secured the academic and professional foundation to create a new epistemology and methodology for humanities research.

Ewha Institute for the Humanities aims to overcome the boundaries of existing humanities' research and search for a research methodology for a new humanities. For this objective, EIH is running the following detailed programs:

By specializing humanities' traditional themes of the world, the human, and language into the new research topics of locality, gender, and media to reflect the social and cultural changes, EIH has attempted to look into boundaries of the traditional categories and concepts of humanities. With the objective of systemizing and utilizing trans-boundary humanities, EIH has currently set cultural negotiation, hybridity, posthumanism and the 'human,' and trans-boundary humanities knowledge as the central themes and is performing detailed cross-study 교차연구 themes by teams.  

The establishment of the trans-boundary cultural experiencearchive which reflects on-the-spot vivid experiences and not fixed texts has produced the academic foundation for a new humanities. By attempting to return to society humanities' knowledge through the education of the public and thus, secure humanities' ability of social practice, EIH is striving to bring the academics close to daily life.

To synthesize the academic results and make the foundation for future research, EIH publishes academic series and single books, along with the domestic journal Trans - Humanities the international journal Trans - Humanities and is sharing its research results with the public.

To foster researchers with specialized humanities' capacity, EIH invites domestic and foreign humanities experts for lectures and holds domestic and foreign academic conferences for the intensifying and expanding of related research themes periodically.

While promoting the expansion of research results through networking with domestic and foreign research organizations and organizing and managing visiting scholars' program for education and academic exchange, EIH plans to accommodate the fostering of future scholars and the supporting of visiting researchers such as academic research professors for humanities research development.