Archaeology and Art History

  • Chair : Chang Chin-Sung
  • Location : bldg.5 / Room.331
  • Tel. : 02-880-6210


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
Archaeology of Political Economy, Korean Archaeology 02-880-4064
Kim Jong-Il
European and Central Eurasian Prehistoric Archaeology, Archaeological Theory 02-880-4083
Jeongho Park
Assistant Professor
Early Modern & modern European art 02-880-9158
Shin Junhyoung Michael
Renaissance and Baroque Art 02-880-6211
Rhi Ju-Hyung
Buddhist art (South Asia and Korea), Indian art 02-880-6215
Lee June-Jeong
Subsistence Economy (Hunter-Gatherer Society), Zooarchaeology 02-880-9117
Chang Chin-Sung
History of Chinese and Korean painting 02-880-4084
Jennifer Bates
Assistant Professor
Archaeological science, archaeobotany 02-880-6238
SEONG, Chuntaek
Paleolithic Archaeology, Hunter-Gatherer Society 02-880-6214