Spring Events 2016

Yuka Kanno (Associate Professor, Doshisha University, Kyoto)
Film Festivals as Social Space: Local Queer Activism and Community in Japan
Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Thursday 4 February, 12 PM, Room 918 International Affairs Building (click here for the map)

Shigeatsu Shimizu (Associate Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Recent Trends in the Historical Study of Ancient Japanese Architecture: Hōryūji and the Daigokuden Hall in the Nara Palace Site
Co-sponsored by the Department of Art History
Thursday 11 February, 6 PM, 612 Schermerhorn Hall (click here for the map)

Amy Stanley (Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Northwestern University)
A Maidservant's Tale: Early Modern Japan between Domestic and Global History
Thursday 18 February, 6 PM, 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Empowering Objects: Kamakura-period Buddhist Art in Ritual Contexts
One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium

Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Dr. John C. Weber
RSVP requested. Please email your full name to: RSVP@keenecenter.org
Saturday 27 February, 9 AM - 6 PM, Julius S. Held Lecture Hall, 304 Barnard Hall, 3rd Fl., 3009 Broadway (W117th St.)
Click here for the detailed schedule from the program

Yuriko Furuhata (Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of Cinema and Media History,Department of East Asian Studies and World Cinemas Program at McGill University)
From Medium to Technical Support: Cybernetic Art in 1960s Japan
Thursday 3 March, 6 PM, 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Marc Steinberg (Associate Professor, Film Studies, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University)
Genesis of the Platform Concept: iMode and “Platform Business” in Japan
Sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Friday 4 March, 12 PM, Room 918 International Affairs Building (click here for the map)

Rethinking Japanese Literary History: Periodization, Genre, and Media
An International Workshop

Co-sponsored by Waseda University; Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Presentations in Japanese and English
RSVP required. Please email your full name to: rsvp-w@keenecenter.org
Friday 11 March, 9:30 AM, 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
Click here for detailed program

Junko Mori (Professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics, Department of East Asian Languages and Literature; Director, The Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Finding One's Own Voice in Japanese: Language, Ideologies, and Identities
Thursday 24 March, 6 PM, 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Ivan Orkin (Chef/ Owner of Ivan Ramen)
The Origins of Ivan Ramen: How a Japanese Language Degree Shaped a Non-Academic’s Professional Life
RSVP requested. Please email your full name to: rsvp-ramen@keenecenter.org
Discussant: Nathan Shockey, Assistant Professor of Japanese, Bard College
Thursday 7 April, 6 PM, 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Postimperial Japan and East Asia
Workshop
Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute - Dorothy Borg Research Program and the Center for Korean Research
Friday 15 April, 1 pm - 6 pm, International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University
No registration required

Brian Steininger, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University
Divine Incarnation or Worm-Eaten Scroll? Reading the Tang Tale You xianku in Medieval Japan
Co-hosted by the University Seminar on Japanese Culture (733)
Respondent: Joseph Howley, Assistant Professor of Classics, Columbia University
Friday 22 April, 5:00 pm, 403 Kent Hall
No registration required

Akiko Takenaka, Associate Professor of History, University of Kentucky
Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan’s Unending Postwar
Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Moderated by Kim Brandt, Associate Professor of Japanese History, Columbia University
Thursday 28 April, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 918
No registration required

Keijiro Suga (Professor, School of Science & Technology, Meiji University)
The 2015-2016 Soshitsu Sen XV Distinguished Lecture on Japanese Culture
Invisible Waves: Japanese Artists After March 11, 2011

RSVP requested. Please email your full name to: rsvp-sen@keenecenter.org
Thursday 28 April, 6 PM, Lehman Auditorium (Altschul Hall 202), Barnard College, Columbia University

Akira Takayama (leading performance maker/artist)
Art, Performance, and Social Poetics: Contemporary Japanese Perspectives
Symposium and an artist talk with Keijirō Suga and Akira Takayama

With support from the Martin E. Segal Theater Center of the City University of New York
Monday 2 May, 2 PM Symposium / 6:30 PM Artist Talk, 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
Click here for details on the program


Fall Events 2016

To be announced soon.

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