calls for papers
A new series interviewing people about their research, the turning points in their lives, and their thoughts about the future of the humanities.
Over time, we aim to build up an English-language picture of the diverse humanities community in (or connected with) Tokyo.
We ask everyone the same five quick questions...
"I wanted to answer the question: 'What do real Japanese women have in their kimono closets?'"
#11 - Sheila Cliffe
Jumonji Women's University)
"Imagination becomes increasingly important in our present age, when war, terrorism and racism are growing."
#10 - Satbuyl Kim
(Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)
"It can be challenging to show the value of the humanities from a 'breaking news' story angle."
#9 - Ayumi Koso
(Assistant Professor, National Institutes for the Humanities)
"I learned how to follow my curiosity first, and then find a larger story by 'connecting the dots'."
#8 - Koji Yamamoto
(Early modern historian, University of Tokyo)
"Swept up in the lush visuals and the music, I suddenly realized what
must have been like for an early modern Japanese audience."
#7 - Dylan McGee
(Japanese literature and print culture scholar, University of Nagoya)
"My focus ... is expanding into more of a planetary perspective."
#6 - Yuko Kamei
(Artist in Tokyo)
"Going against the odds really confirmed my ambition to pursue a career as a researcher and educator"
#5 - Iris Haukamp
(Film studies scholar, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
"What does all this mean for us as a society and as a species?"
#4 - Arthur Huang
(Tokyo-based artist and RIKEN researcher)
"It keeps enlightening and reminding all of us that we are inherently visionary and creative."
#3 - Naoko Asano
(Victorian art scholar, Mori Memorial Foundation)
"There had to be something better. And there was"
#2 - Andrew Fitzsimons
(Poet and translator, Gakushuin University)
"Shut down the Globe theatre in London and hear the screams."
#1 - Thomas Dabbs
(Shakespeare scholar, Aoyama Gakuin University)
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calls for papers