PUBLIC EVENTS 2019 ~ 2020

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Akihabara and the Visual Culture of “Otaku:”

Media Booms and Moe in the Heisei Period

Patrick W. Galbraith Lecturer, School of Law, Senshū University

17:30-19:00, January. 15, 2020

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

The 2020 US Presidential Election:

Implications for Asia

Devin Stewart Visiting Fellow, Sophia University and Senior Fellow, Eurasia Group Foundation

18:30-20:00, December 13, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Good Faith and the Proprietor’s Lot:

Jesuits and the Uncertainties of Slavery in Early Modern Japan (16-17 c.)

Rômulo da Silva Ehalt

18:00-19:30, December 12, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Thinking Like a State:

Policing and Thought in Interwar Japan

Max Ward Associate Professor of Japanese History, Middlebury College

18:30-20:00, Dec. 10, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Asia Pacific War, Japan and Gardens

Toshio Watanabe

18:00-19:30, December 5, 2019,

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

A Fading Friendship:

Czechoslovak-Japanese Interwar Relations

Daniel Lochman ICC Visiting Scholar, PhD Candidate at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

18:30-20:00, Dec.ember 2, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

A Brief History of Now:

A Global History of the Long Twenty First Century

Dr. Diego Olstein Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

19:00-20:30, November 25, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Special Lecture for SORW

The Global Izakaya:

The Trans-Urbanization of Japanese Restaurant Cuisine

by the ICC Collaborative Research Unit “the Global Japanese Cuisine Project”

James Farrer, David Wank, Chuanfei Wang, Christian Hess,

Mônica R. de Carvalho, Lenka Vyletalova

18:00-20:00 November20, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Homo Empathicus and How to Save Democracy

Alexander Görlach Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

18:00-19:30, November 18, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents a workshop on

Migrant Stories of Indian Cooks and Afghani Women in Japan

Kyoko Matsukawa Professor, Department of Sociology, Konan University

Masako Tanaka Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University

Megha Wadhwa PhD, ICC Post Doc. Researcher, Sophia University

15:30-19:00, November 15, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Would You Like That Seard or Raw?

Uncooked Chiken and the Political Ecology of Dangerous Delicacies in Japanese Cuisine

Benjamin Schrager JSPS Postdoctoral Researcher at Kyoto University

18:30-20:00, November 11, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

The printed book in early modern Japan:

A convergence of technology, commerce and art

Ellis TINIOS Senior Lecturer, Leeds University (retired),Research Associate of the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

18:30-20:00, November 7, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Rapid Religious Change:

American Southern Millennial’s Changing Views about Same-Sex Marriage

J. Derrick Lemons University of Georgia in Athens

18:00-19:30, October 3, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Japan’s Refugee Policy and Practice:

How has Refugees’ Agency Challenged Japan’s Refugee Protection Structure?

Naoko Hashimoto Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University

19:15-20:45, July 2, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Towards a post-apocalyptic environmentalism?
Responses to loss and visions of the future in climate activism

Carl Cassegård Professor of Sociology, University of Gothenburg

19:15-20:45, July 19, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Mediating Urban Space:

1970s Tokyo through Video Hiroba's Lens

Nina Horisaki-Christens ICC Visiting Researcher, PhD Candidate,  Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University

19:05-20:35, July 18, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents a workshop

Anthropologist and/or Practitioner?:

Plural ontologies in the worlds of Mindfulness and Coaching

Yuki Imoto, Keio University, Japan.

Hiroki Ichinose, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Sachiko Horiguchi, Temple University

Yi Zhu, Tsukuba University

14:00-17:30, July 15, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Cartographies of (“Posthuman”) Love and Labor

Thomas Looser Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, NYU

19:15-20:45, July 9, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere and the Wars for Asia

Jeremy A. Yellen Chinese University of Hong Kong

18:00-19:30, July 8, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Co-Ed Revolution

The Female Student in the Japanese New Left

Chelsea Szendi Schieder

19:15-20:45, July 5, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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出版記念講演会(国際関係研究所・比較文化研究所共催)

パックスアメリカーナのアキレス腱

グローバルな視点から見た米軍地位協定の比較研究

佐々山泰弘 国際関係研究所客員研究員

Date: 19:00~20:30, July 5th, 2019

Room 103, Building 13, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Flesh & Mud:

Earthy Impurities in Newer Art in Japan

Bert Winther-Tamaki Professor, University of California, Irvine

18:30-20:00, July 4, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Godzilla’s Children:

Takashi Murakami, Makoto Aida, and Tabaimo - the Unholy Trinity of Horror and Violence in the Heisei Era

Aya Louisa McDonald Professor of Art History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

18:30-20:00, July 2, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Understanding Unbelief:

Initial Findings

Jonathan A. Lanman Senior Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast

18:00-19:30, June 27, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

The Pericles of Tokushima:

the Heisei Castle Boom and the Long Trajectory of Castles in Modern Japan

Ran Zwigenberg Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University

18:00-19:30, June 26, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Plotting Illness in 21st-Century Japan:

The Cancer Fiction of Ogino Anna and Yamauchi Reinan

Amanda C. Seaman Professor, Japanese Language and Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst

18:00-19:30, June 25, 2019

Room L-821, 8F, Library, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Transgender issues today:

A personal discussion with Jessica Lynn

18:30-20:00, June 24, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Gaikō vs. yūkō ?

Cōnceptūal challenges in writing a history of early mōdern Japanese diplomatic relations

Birgit Tremml-Werner Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Zurich 

18:30-20:00, June 20, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Refugee Lives inside a Camp:

Ethnographic Work with Liberian Refugees in Ghana

Naohiko Omata Senior Research Officer, Refugee Studies Centre, Department of International Development, University of Oxford

19:10-20:40, June 17, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Research Unit "Digital Social Sence and Oral Narrative Research" presents a workshop on

New Migrant Flows of Refugees into Japan

Support and research with asylum seekers in Tokyo (“Refugee Voices Japan”)

13:30-17:30 June 8, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Gendering AI and Robots:

Robo-Sexism in Japan and the United States

Jennifer Robertson Professor of Anthropology and the History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

17:30-19:00, June 6, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Friendship and Work Culture of Women Managers in Japan:

Tokyo After Ten

Swee-Lin Ho, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Date: 19:10-20:40, May 30th, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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SIIR Seminar, Co-hosted by the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University.

New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice:

Gender, Art & Memory

Christopher Lamont Tokyo International University

Arnaud Kurze Montclair State University [New Jersey]/ New York University 

Mieczysław Boduszyński Pomona College [California]

18:00-19:30, May 23, 2019

Room 103, 1F, Building 13, Sophia University

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Sophia University ICC Lecture Series 2019: Book Launch

A Migrant Chinese Dream?

China’s Inbound Skilled Migration in the Era of Sinocentric Globalization

James Farrer

19:00-20:30, May 23, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents:

STUDENT WORKSHOP ON REFUGEES IN THE WORLD AND IN JAPAN

What happened in 2018? What is happening now? What can you do?

13:00-15:30, May 18, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

How We Came to Think About Terrorism:

A Conceptual History

Julian Bourg Associate Professor of History, Boston College

18:30-20:00, April 23, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Tokyo Jukujo

Middle-aged Sex Workers in Contemporary Japan

Chiaki Nishijima PhD. (Harvard) Social Anthropologist of Contemporary Japan

19:00-20:30, April 22, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

‘Welcome Refugees’:

A Case Study on Community Mobilisation and Refugee Advocacy in the East of England.

Carlos Gigoux, Department of Sociology, University of Essex

19:00-20:30, April 18, 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2019

Between a Rock and a Hard Place:

Middle Powers Amidst Global Power Shifts

Volker Stanzel, Former German Ambassador to Japan and China

19:00~20:30, April 16 2019

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University