ArchitecTalk! by Jorge Almazán
2019/10/03, 18:30-19:30 Ex Noguchi Room
Keio University (Mita) South research building 3rd floor, Ex Noguchi Room.
We are launching a new talk series for the Architecture Open Day! In ARCHITECTALK, architects and experts in various fields of architecture will give short talks in Mita campus.
This year, Jorge Almazán from the faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, will talk about architecture in the city of Tokyo.
Talk is in English. This event is open to anyone. You can join without booking in advance. But if you’d like to reserve a seat, please make a booking. Free of charge.
About Jorge Almazán (https://www.almazan.sd.keio.ac.jp/)
Graduated from the School of Architecture, Polytechnics University of Madrid in 2003. In 2001 he studied at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. He completed the Doctoral Degree at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2007. In 2008 he held the position of Invited Professor of Architectural Design at the University of Seoul. Since April 2009 he teaches in Keio University, where he leads Studiolab: a university-based collaboration platform that works as architecture design studio and research laboratory.
Keio University Art Center (Yu Homma)
DFG Leibniz Prize Lecture
Dissociation/Nation: Narratives of Ruin and Repair in Contemporary American Culture
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize awardee, Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (Erlangen-Nürnberg University), will give a lecture about “Dissociation/Nation: Narratives of Ruin and Repair in Contemporary American Culture” at Sophia University in Tokyo.
The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the most prestigious scientific honour awarded in German research. Established in 1985, the prize provides an unparalleled degree of freedom to outstanding scientists and academics to pursue their research interests. The Leibniz Prize honours the well-known scientist and humanist Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), who was a leading figure in the fields of philosophy, mathematics, physics and theology. Prize awardees present their research in the worldwide Leibniz Lecture series.
Wednesday 9th October, 17:20-18:20
L-821, 8F, Central Library, Yotsuya Campus, Sophia University
(7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8554)
Organiser: Institute of American and Canadian Studies, Sophia University / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)
Supported by German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH)
Free of charge.
Registration is recommended (https://ssl.form-mailer.jp/fms/2788829d572967) but on the day registration is also welcome.
For more information, please see:
https://www.dfg.de/en/dfg_profile/head_office/dfg_abroad/japan/reports/2019/190815_leibniz_lecture/index.html or in Japanese 日本語 https://www.dfg.de/jp/aktuelles/berichte/2019/191009_ll_paul/index.html
Contact and registration
German Research Foundation (DFG) Office Japan Tel: 03‐3589-2508
Aiko Sato: firstname.lastname@example.org
Myra Bauersachs: email@example.com
"German-Japanese Joint Symposium
Cultures in Translation: World History – World Literature – World Society.
Japan, Germany and the World in a Transcultural Comparison."
Following on from the German-Japanese joint DFG symposium in November 2017 (supported by SCJ), the discussion is to be continued and taken further. The two-day symposium will include a research policy session on the first day morning followed by an academic session.
One aim of the follow-up symposium is to present Japanese contributions to the humanities, which are little known outside Japan due to the language barrier, through translation and interpretation. The presentations and panels will provide an insight into the research interests and achievements of Japanese and German scholars and create starting points for further academic dialogue and new collaborations.
The problems outlined give rise to the following key questions:
Thursday 10th October, 9:30-17:15 (9:00 doors open)
Friday 11th October, 9:00-12:30 (8:30 doors open)
Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center, The University of Tokyo
(7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033)
Organiser：Section I, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science Council of Japan (SCJ), German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
Free of charge, registration is recommended but on the day registration is also welcome.
For more information, please see: https://www.dfg.de/en/dfg_profile/head_office/dfg_abroad/japan/reports/2019/190815_kultur/index.html, or in Japanese 日本語https://www.dfg.de/jp/aktuelles/berichte/2019/191010-11_geiwi/index.html
Contact and registration:
German Research Foundation (DFG) Office Japan Tel: 03‐3589-2508
Aiko Sato: firstname.lastname@example.org Myra Bauersachs: email@example.com
UMAC Tokyo Seminar: "University Museums as Cultural Commons: Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Museums", at Keio University Art Center (9-10 September; deadline for registration is 18 August).
"A University encompasses diverse cultures. Research and education in various disciplines generate autonomous collections which reflect unique cultural backgrounds of each academic field. A university museum is a place where these collections meet. Practices in museums — exhibitions, conservation, research, learning and so on — further reveal the cultural backgrounds of collections. Museums also gather and connect the members of communities surrounding the university ― students, faculties, researchers, alumni/ae, visitors.
"In this two-day seminar, we will explore the power of university museums which trigger the interchanges of people and knowledge from different cultures, through a keynote panel, paper presentations and poster sessions. We also offer visits to university museums and collections in Tokyo."
9-10 September 2019, Keio University Art Center
For more details, see https://www.umactokyoseminar.info, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration at the links below:
https://umactokyo-tours.peatix.com (guided tours)
Three Events with Richard Calichman (Japanese Literature and Thought, CCNY) in Tokyo
Richard Calichman (Professor, Japanese Studies, CCNY) will take part in three events in Tokyo this month. He'll talk about Takeuchi Yoshimi and Lu Xun at the Hitotsubashi-Meiji joint symposium where two philosophers (Masato Goda and Kazuisa Fujimoto) along with Mayumo Inoue will also present around the theme of deconstructing "japan" studies, give a talk on the theme of death in Kurosawa's films at Waseda, and lead a grad workshop at Hitotsubashi.
His two talks will be given in Japanese while the grad workshop will be conducted in English.
Date, Time, and Location:
July 14 2pm (Meiji Univ. Surugadai Campus, Global Front 2F 4021)
July 16 3pm (Hitotsubashi Univ. Higashi Campus, 国際研究館 3F 大会議室）
July 19 4pm (Waseda Univ. Toyama Campus, 36号館第７会議室）
No reservation required. All events are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
For more details, please click on the image above for the flyer.
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