For those of you who like their Korean history (as I do) and those early turn of the century (last) encounters as Korea plunged headlong into modernity. Generally at the forced behest of imperial Japan.

Ernest Henry Wilson and early encounters with Quelpaert, aka Jeju, Korea Part of this post is spirited by the fact that I am relocating to Korea in the next month or so, but recently I had stumbled across a type specimen on JSTOR Plant Science contributed by the United States National Herbarium at the Smithsonian Institution from 1917, collected by one E.H. Wilson (#9486). Ernest Henry Wilson was a noted English plant collector who spent much of his professional existence focusing on Asian types. According to the Famo … Read More


By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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