Departments

Archaeology and Art History


  • Chair : Chang Chin-Sung
  • Location : bldg.5 / Room.331
  • Tel. : 02-880-4084

Introduction

The Department of Archaeology and Art History had its beginnings as the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, which was established in 1961 and was subsequently divided into the Departments of Archaeology and Anthropology, respectively, in 1975. In 1982 the Department of Archaeology was re-organized as the Department of Archaeology and Art History. The discipline of archaeology involves illuminating the past culture of humankind through material evidence other than texts. Art history examines the artistic heritage of humanity from aesthetic and written historical perspectives. The department focuses on imparting basic knowledge of these disciplines through the use of effective teaching methodologies.

Many of our undergraduate students continue their studies to graduate school and get jobs teaching and engaging in research at universities, or they find employment as cultural specialists conducting research at the National Museum of Korea, the National Museum of Modern Art, and many other public and private museums and art galleries. Graduates are also employed in professional research institutions such as the National Research Institute of Cultural Properties and the Cultural Properties Administration.

List of Professor

Name Major Contact E-mail
Kim Jangsuk
Professor
Archaeology of Political Economy, Korean Archaeology 02-880-4064 jangsuk@snu.ac.kr
Kim Jong-Il
Professor
European and Central Eurasian Prehistoric Archaeology, Archaeological Theory 02-880-4083 jikim218@snu.ac.kr
Jeongho Park
Assistant Professor
Early Modern & modern European art 02-880-9158 jpark7@snu.ac.kr
Shin Junhyoung Michael
Professor
Renaissance and Baroque Art 02-880-6211 shinjh@snu.ac.kr
Yi Seonbok
Professor
Paleolithic archaeology, Korean Archaeology 02-880-6214 tungma@snu.ac.kr
Rhi Ju-Hyung
Professor
Buddhist art (South Asia and Korea), Indian art 02-880-6215 jhrhi@snu.ac.kr
Lee June-Jeong
Professor
Subsistence Economy (Hunter-Gatherer Society), Zooarchaeology 02-880-9117 junejlee@snu.ac.kr
Chang Chin-Sung
Professor
History of Chinese and Korean painting 02-880-4084 cschang@snu.ac.kr
Jennifer Bates
Assistant Professor
Archaeological science, archaeobotany 02-880-6238 jbates01@snu.ac.kr