Nuri Kim

Dr Nuri Kim


Nuri teaches Korean history at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. He is interested in historical memory, religious history, and the history of knowledge in early modern and modern times.

Nuri Kim

Nuri received an MA from the University of Chicago and a PhD in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University. After graduation, Nuri went on to gather extensive experience as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania as well as Johns Hopkins University. He moved to the University of Cambridge in 2021 as a lecturer in Korean Studies at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.


Nuri is interested in the history of knowledge, historiography, and new religious movements in Korea and East Asia at large. In his ongoing research, he looks at the creation of alternative knowledge regimes and the competition over epistemological authority between academia and various other social forces in modern Korea. His first book project, currently in progress, delves into the making of a historical imagination that drew inspiration from mythological and religious sources as well as the “modern” scholarly practices of the early twentieth century.


What's on

A dark brown vase with orange symbol on in front of a blurred background of more pottery on shelves.

Art Exhibition: Ceramics in the Bernard Leach Tradition

18/05/2024 at 10.00

A display of works from the Bradshaw-Bubier studio pottery collection.

Cover of "Red Rag" magazine featuring a stylized red and black illustration of a woman with flowing hair, alongside text and a headline about women’s liberation.

Varieties of Togetherness: Some Approaches to Feminist Art History

21/05/2024 at 17.30

How might methods of feminist political organising offer transformative methods for art history? 

Two sets of hands making a pot on a pottery wheel

Show me your bowl and I’ll tell you who you are

28/05/2024 at 17.30

How can material culture be used to reconstruct ancient human stories?

Abstract marble sculpture with interconnected shapes and voids, displayed on a black pedestal against a draped white background.

Sculpture unveiling: Essay on Reticulations

28/05/2024 at 18.30

Join us for the unveiling of Essay on Reticulations, a new sculptural work at Wolfson College.

Wolfson Head Gardener in a white hat explaining features of green plants to visitors in an outdoor setting.

Wolfson Garden Tour: A World Environment Day Celebration

05/06/2024 at 16.45

What solutions is the Wolfson Garden employing to grow trees, revive water sources and rejuvinate soil?