Kim Ji-myung is an independent researcher at the Center for Digital Humanities of the Academy of Korean Studies. She received her Ph.D in 2018 with her dissertation “Developing a Digital Archives and Curation Model for Historical Documents: the Case of National Debt Redemption Movement (1907) in Korea.”
She is a communication specialist by training, with a background in English Literature (BA at Yonsei University) and Journalism (MS at the Seoul National University). She worked as reporter for the Korea Times, and lectured on editorial strategy at the Journalism Department, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
As journalist, she covered fine arts, education, science and technology, health and labor for the Korea Times in the 1970’s. Since 2011, she has been writing columns on culture and history for the newspaper, the first and oldest English daily in Korea.
Since 2009, she has been president of the Korea Heritage Education Institute, a government-endorsed research organization for effective communication and education of knowledge on history and culture in and outside Korea.
For a decade in 1998 – 2008, as president of ConvEx Korea she organized major international conventions and exhibitions, mostly in cultural themes such as libraries, museums and women’s studies.