The National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) is pleased to announce the Fourth Session of our "Materials Workshops" series, which now enters upon its second year. This time the workshop will focus on Zen-school vernacular sermon texts (kana-hōgo), and will be held online on April 27th, 9am-11am Japan time.
This series of workshops is designed to orient and instruct interested participants in the use, handling, and research application of primary-source documents. We particularly welcome the participation of graduate students and early career researchers.
(This is the first of the three sessions planned from April to September of 2021.)
Here follow (A) information about the upcoming 4/27 session, and (B) a brief overview of the workshop series and its goals.
[A] “Materials Workshop”: Session Ⅳ
Topic: Zen-school vernacular sermon texts (仮名法語)
Lecturer: Didier Davin ディディエ・ダヴァン (Associate Professor, NIJL)
Date: 4/27 (Tuesday)
Venue: All sessions conducted on ZOOM, live and unrecorded
[B] About the “Materials Workshop” Series
Each 2-hour workshop focuses on a different category of document (scrolls, manuscripts, emaki, hanpon, etc.), to be discussed by a field expert in its research use.
First Half: Orientation (1 hour)
The first hour involves a presentation by the lecturer, combining general explanation of the *type* of document with concrete illustration through specific *examples*.
Second Half: Q&A Session (1 hour)
The second hour involves an open Q&A session where participants can make inquiries general and specific about the documents discussed during the first hour.
No expertise or preparation is expected or necessary, though the session is (1) in Japanese, and (2) restricted to those pursuing or planning to pursue a career connected to research in the humanities.
Registration & Inquiries
No fees or review process involved. Simply register at this page, and we will send you the necessary ZOOM link by 4/23.
Any inquiries about this or future workshops are welcome at: