REPORT

Todai Forum 2011 in France (20th & 21th October, 2011)

Todai Forum 2011 in France was held in the middle of October at Paris and Lyon. It is a kind of academic festival organized by the University of Tokyo in collaboration with numerous French institutions. On 20 and 21 October, IASA held a conference entitled “Local History in the Context of Global History” at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon with the full-scale cooperation of the Institut d’Asie Orientale.
From IASA, Director Haneda Masashi, Professors Kuroda Akinobu and Yasutomi Ayumu and Assistant Professor Tsuji Asuka took part in the conference. As a token of close and friendly relationship with our institute, two Chinese scholars coming from the Institute of Advanced Humanistic Studies at Fudan University joined the conference.
The conference consisted of two meetings under the same title: the first one on 20 was for the established researchers and the second one on 21 was for PD researchers and PhD students. By means of well-prepared presentations and heated discussions on the ways of interpreting and describing global history, participants got a lot of stimulations and new ideas for their own research. We hope this is the starting point of closer cooperation with French institutions. More information is on the following website: :http://forum.dir.u-tokyo.ac.jp/?lang=ja&p=313


City Hall of Lyon

City Hall of Lyon

Reception at the City Hall

Reception at the City Hall

Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon

Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon

Speakers' family photo

Speakers’ family photo

A scene at a session

A scene at a session

A scene at a session

A scene at a session

A scene at the closing session

A scene at the closing session

Two organizers: Haneda Masashi and Christian Henriot

Two organizers: Haneda Masashi and Christian Henriot