Jung-Hwa Kim, Ph.D.

4A_Lab Fellow

Jung-Hwa Kim is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the interdisciplinary programme 4A Laboratory: Art Histories, Archaeologies, Anthropologies, Aesthetics (March 2021-June 2022). She is a historian and landscape architect interested in nineteenth- and twentieth- century garden art and open spaces. Her research focuses on the global transfer of ideas and the role of politics, technology, and plants in the field of landscape architecture. She received a BS in Agriculture (2006), a Master of Landscape Architecture (2008), and a PhD from Seoul National University (2017). Her dissertation, The Origin and Evolution of Botanical Gardens in Korea, studies the emergence, rise, and transformation of botanical gardens in Korea focusing on the changes in scientific inquiries into plants. Before launching her academic career, she worked as a landscape architect in several design firms in Seoul. She taught at Gachon University (2015, 2017), the University of Seoul (2019–2021), and Sungkyunkwan University (2020–2021) in South Korea. In 2020, she received an Award for Teaching from the Korean Institute of Landscape Architecture. Her studies have been funded by the Korean Ministry of Education (2013–2016), the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies (2018), the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh (2018–2019), and the National Research Foundation in South Korea (2019–2021). Since 2019, she has been a member of the research and curatorial team archiving records and memories of Seoul urban parks in collaboration with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Metropolitan Archives.

  • Garden History
  • History and Theory of Landscape Architecture
  • Heritage Studies
  • Archival Studies


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