REPORT

The 2nd Japan Studies at the University of Chicago and the University of Tokyo was held

Report

As part of the building up of Strategic Partnership between the University of Tokyo and the University of Chicago, the second joint Todai-UChicago workshop titled “Japan Studies at the University of Chicago and the University of Tokyo” was held at the University of Chicago on October 8-9, 2015. This is part of a 3-year annual workshop series joined by UChicago graduate students and the Global Japan Studies program of Todai. This year four presenters from Todai:
- Ikeda Maho (PhD student, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology),
- Sakihama Sana and Hirai Yuka (PhD students, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences),
- Kawamura Satofumi (Project Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy)
were joined by five presenters from the University of Chicago.

The workshop not only had nine thought-provoking presentations but after the presentations workshop faculty and student participants had an extensive discussion on both specialized topics as well as large issues such as Japanese studies as a discipline. On the following day after the workshop, accompanied by UChicago students and a professor, Todai presenters toured the University of Chicago campus and visited the Art Institute of Chicago which has a rich collection of Japanese art. Next year, the third Todai-UChicago workshop is scheduled to be convened at Todai.

- Ikeda Maho (PhD student, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology),
- Sakihama Sana and Hirai Yuka (PhD students, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences),
- Kawamura Satofumi (Project Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy)
were joined by five presenters from the University of Chicago.

The workshop not only had nine thought-provoking presentations but after the presentations workshop faculty and student participants had an extensive discussion on both specialized topics as well as large issues such as Japanese studies as a discipline. On the following day after the workshop, accompanied by UChicago students and a professor, Todai presenters toured the University of Chicago campus and visited the Art Institute of Chicago which has a rich collection of Japanese art. Next year, the third Todai-UChicago workshop is scheduled to be convened at Todai.


Information

Date and time: October 9, 2015 (Fri.), 8:00AM-3:30PM

Venue: Social Science Building, John Hope Franklin Room (Rm 224), The University of Chicago

Language: English, Japanese