Books/Theses on Digital Humanities and Korean Studies, Cultural Heritages

This is a list of books, theses, projects, etc. relating to digital humanities, Korean studies, and cultural heritages. It is not a comprehensive list and will be updated over time.


  • 디지털 인문학 입문 (2016)
    • 김현, 임영상, 김바로
  • 문화유산 지식 정보 데이터 모델 연구 – 불탑 지식 정보망을 중심으로 (2014)
    • 서소리
  • 문화유산 해설문 영문 번역 용례 분석 및 데이터베이스 설계 연구 – 국가지정문화재 및 등록문화재를 중심으로 (2016)
    • 강혜원
  • 문화유적 안내 정보 모델 연구 (2016)
    • 김사현
  • FRBR기반의 전통건축물 메타데이터 스키마개발에 관한 연구 (2014)
    • 이운용, 강은비, 이재나, 김용


  • Cultural Heritage Information: Access and Management (2015)
    • Ed. Ian Ruthven and G. G. Chowdury

Ontologies Relating to Cultural Heritages

While not an extensive list, this is a collection of links to some well known ontologies/data models which can be applied to cultural heritages.


Cultural Heritage Designation

Korean cultural heritages are designated by the Cultural Heritage Administration broadly into two types:

  1. State-designated (national level) (국가지정)
  2. City/Province-designated (local level) (시도지정)

Within these broad designations are sub-designations as follow.

For state-designated heritages there are:

  1. National Treasures (국보)
  2. Treasures (보물)
  3. Historic Sites (사적)
  4. Scenic Sites (명승)
  5. Natural Monument (천연기념물)
  6. National Intangible Cultural Heritage (국가무형문화재)
  7. Important Folklore Cultural Heritage (중요민속문화재)

For city/province-designated heritages there are:

  1. Tangible Cultural Heritage (유형문화재)
  2. Intangible Cultural Heritage (무형문화재)
  3. Monument (기념물)
  4. Folklore Heritage (민속문화재)

Apart from these state- or city/province-designated heritages are:

  1. Cultural Heritage Material (문화재자료)
  2. Registered Cultural Heritage (등록문화재)
  3. Undesignated Cultural Heritage (비지정문화재)

These designations reflect the general type of heritage as well as the relative importance of the heritage. However, regardless of designation, the heritages are usually managed by  local governments, museums, or other heritage institutions (for example, the organization in charge of the palaces in Seoul).

More information on exactly what kind of heritages fall into these categories can be found on the CHA site here.