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Morimoto's visit and lecture at UNIOR

Morimoto's visit and lecture at UNIOR

On December 5 (Mon) Professor Kazuo Morimoto gave a lecture at the Universita degli Studi di Napoli, l’Orientali (UNIOR), Tobunken’s new partner in Italy on account of the exchange agreement the two institutions signed in the current academic year. In the first part of the lecture, entitled “How to Behave toward Sayyids and Sharifs: A Trans-sectarian Tradition of Dream Accounts,” Morimoto presented the contour and aims of “sayyido-sharifology” he advocates. He then proceeded to discuss the findings of the most recent study he has conducted in the mentioned subject. During his five-day stay at Napoli from December 3 to 7, Morimoto discussed different possibilities of future cooperation between the two institutions with the staffs of the UNIOR, especially with Professor Michele Bernardini, and inspected the resources available at the mentioned university. After Morimoto’s visit to Naples, it is planned that Professor Bernardini will visit the Tobunken in late February.