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Event Calendar

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A video of the "The Future of Eating Out Lecture Series": A View from South Africa, is available here:

https://youtu.be/Auq1aWguDQs

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ICC Mission

With a motto of "connecting Sophia to the world," the Institute of Comparative Culture (ICC) promotes interdisciplinary studies in social sciences and humanities from a comparative perspective, building the global networks of Sophia's international researchers, and supporting collaboration with world-class researchers outside Japan. The specializations of ICC members include business, economics, history, literature, art history and area studies, focusing on Asia. All research activities and public events are conducted in English. The central activity of the ICC is funding and organizing research projects initiated by ICC members.

Director: Takehiro Watanabe (渡邉 剛弘)
Ph.D., Associate Professor
Faculty of Liberal Arts,
Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture and SGSRA presents

Writing for General Readers about Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan

Sabine Frühstück, Koichi Takashima Chair and Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Event on Zoom

May 21, 2022, 10:00 (Tokyo time)

Please register from HERE

Contact: sophiagsresearchassociation@gmail.com

This event is organized by Sophia Gender and Sexuality Research Association with James Farrer (GPGS) and ICC

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2022

Beyond Bunraku: Japan’s Diverse Puppetry Heritage

Claudia Orenstein, Theatre Professor at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Event on Zoom

May 11, 2022, 7:00 pm (Tokyo time)

Please register from HERE

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The Future of Eating Out Lecture Series

The Future of Eating Out:A View from India in the Wake of Covid

Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, Culinary Chronicler, Teacher and Corporate Food Consultant

Event on Zoom

May 10, 2022, 9:30~10:30 pm (Tokyo time)

May 10, 2022, 6:00~7:00 pm (India time)

May 10, 2022,  8:30~9:30 am (East Cost USA time)

Please register from HERE

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The Future of Eating Out Lecture Series

The Future of Eating Out:A View from South Africa

Jean-Pierre Rossouw, Publisher of Rossouw’s Restaurants

A discussion with

Prof. James Farrer (Sophia University )

Prof. Krishnendu Ray (New York University)

Event on Zoom

March 30, 2022, 10 pm (Tokyo time)

March 30, 2022, 3 pm (Johannesburg time)

March 30, 2022, 8am 9 am (NY time)

Please register from HERE

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A video of the "The Future of Eating Out Lecture Series": Inaugural Dialogue with Krishnendu Ray, is available here:

https://youtu.be/zBsvJsVLWVE

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A video of the Symposium "Confucian Scholars in the Late Tokugawa Period" held on December 19th, 2021, is available here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbCq4I6UGt8

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The Future of Eating Out Lecture Series

The Future of Eating Out Lecture Series Inaugural Dialogue: A Transnational Dialogue with Professor Krishnendu Ray

Krishnendu Ray, Professor of Food Studies, New York University

James Farrer, Professor of Sociology, Sophia University

Event on Zoom

8:00-9:00 PM: US Eastern Standard Time, January 28 (Friday) 

9:00-10:00 AM: Japan Standard Time, January 29 (Saturday) 

Q and A session following the discussion 

Please register from here: https://forms.office.com/r/25kG4K2Cfs 

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2021

Imagining a Slow City by Building and Dwelling in a Smart City

Mihye Cho, Assistant Professor at Sociology Department and a Leader of the MA in Inter-Asia NGO studies, SungKongHoe University

Jan. 17, 2022, 19:00 ~, Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo, On ZOOM

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Presents

Regimes of Desire: Young Gay Men, Media, and Masculinity in Tokyo

Thomas Baudinette, Senior Lecturer in Japanese and International Studies

Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Languages and Literature, Macquarie University

Jan. 13, 2022, 19:00 ~, Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo, On ZOOM

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents:  

Visualizing Racial Issues and critical stories across cultures

Shiho Fukada, visual journalist, and filmmaker  

Keith Bedford, filmmaker, video producer, photo editor

Jan. 7, 2022, 20:00 ~ (Tokyo time ), On ZOOM

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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With the Support of Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture

Symposium: Confucian Scholars in the Late Tokugawa Period

Dec. 19, 2021, 13:00 ~ 16:30(Tokyo Time), On ZOOM

 

On Zoom. Please register from HERE

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