―Project of the International Conference on Japanese Literature (ICJL)―
The National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) is excited to announce the inaugural session of a new series of interactive “Materials Workshops”, 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 three sessions planned from November to the end of 2020.)
Here follow (A) information about the 11/4 inaugural session, and (B) a brief overview of the workshop series and its goals:
[A] “Materials Workshop”: Session I
Topic: Texts from China Printed in Japan (和刻本漢籍)
Lecturer: Yamamoto Yoshitaka 山本嘉孝 (Associate Professor, NIJL)
Date: 11/4 (Wednesday)
Time: Tokyo 9am-11am
Venue: All sessions conducted on ZOOM, live and unrecorded
「同時代資料の調べ方 ― 和刻本漢籍を例に」
*Sessions II (on emaki) and III (on Edo hanpon) are planned respectively for late November and mid-December.
[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. Contact us, and we will send you the necessary ZOOM link at the same address by 11/3.
Please send us an email with (1) your name, (2) your affiliation, and if possible (3) your topics of research interest to the mail below.
Any inquiries about this or future workshops are welcome at: