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PUBLIC EVENTS 2024 ~ 2025

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture and Institute of Global Concern presents

 

Film showing and Discussion: Tokyo Kurds

 

Date: June 7, 2024

Doors Open: 17:00

Event Starts: 17:30

Closing; 20:00

Location: Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus, Bldg. 2, room 401

Register here: https://forms.office.com/r/G1t77UKGV5 

This event is supported by Amnesty International Japan.

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

The Loneliness of Modernity:

Reading Modernization as an Age of Social Isolation

Dr. Denis Newiak, Research Associate at the Chair of Applied Media Sciences at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany

 

July 17, 2024, 17:00 - 18:30

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

No registration necessary / In Person Only

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

Nakahira Takuma's "Amami" and the Disorientation of Yamato Space

Daniel Abbe, Lecturer at Shiga University

 

June 6, 2024, 18:00 - 19:30

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

No registration necessary / In Person Only

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

Do We Live in a Neo-Colonial World?

Alexander Görlach, Adjunct Professor to New York City Gallatin School of Individualized Study

 

June 11, 2024, 18:00 - 19:30

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

No registration necessary / In Person Only

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Workshop Series “Insider Perspectives: Scholars Investigating their Own Cultural Milieu in Japan” organized by Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Collaborative Research Unit Refugees and Migrants in Tokyo: An Oral Narrative Approach

Vietnamese Perspectives on Vietnamese Migrants in Japan

Mai Chi Nguyen, Sophia University 

Phuong Anh Le, Waseda University 

Bao Quyen Tran, Sophia University

Hong Vy Huynh Vu, Waseda University

 

June 23, 2024, 14:00 - 16:00

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

Please register from HERE: https://forms.office.com/r/0C1RNj5Bwn

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

What’s So Great About Global Art?

Ownership, Nationalism, and Hybridity

Alan Chong,, Independent Scholar of Art 

 

June 14, 2024, 18:00 - 19:30

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

No registration necessary / In Person Only

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

The Whaling Issue Will Never End, even if Whaling Collapses

Akamine Jun, Hitotsubashi University

 

June 10, 2024, 18:00 - 19:30

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

No registration necessary / In Person Only

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Special Guest Lecture co-hosted by ICC and the Department of English Studies

CROSSING CULTURES, MAKING MOVIES

Eric McEver, Screenwriter & Director

 

May 29, 2024, 19:30 (Doors open from 19.00)
Library, Room 921, Sophia University

No registration necessary. Open to the public.

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ICC Sophia University and the Free University of Berlin presents an Online Lecture Series, Migration, Memory, and the Art of Storytelling on Film

‘Living like a Common Man’ Screening & discussion with Sanderien Verstappen and Darshan Patel

Sanderien Verstappen, Social and Visual Anthropologist (University of Vienna)

 

June 12, 2024, 18:00 - 20:00
On Zoom
Please register here: https://forms.office.com/r/YRfdXeybLt

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

Abstract Landscapes: Avant-garde Artists and the Negotiation of Self-Expression in Wartime Japan

Jeongwon Yoon, ICC Visiting Researcher, Doctoral Fellow of the Japan Foundation, Ph.D. Candidate in the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at the University of Kansas

 

May 23, 2024, 18:00 - 19:30
Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University
No registration required / In person only

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

Past and Contemporary Visual Non-Nuclear Art, with a focus on the Hiroshima Panels in the Maruki Gallery

Yukinori Okamura, Curator, Managing Director, Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels

 

May 31, 2024, 18:00 - 19:30
Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University
No registration required / In person only

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture presents a panel discussion

Women and Cultural Exchange:

Memoirs from a Trailblazing Generation

Janine Beichman, Professor Emerita, Daitō Bunka University

Alisa Freedman, Professor, University of Oregon

Masako Iino, Professor Emerita and former President, Tsuda University

Kate Nakai, Professor Emerita, Sophia University

Anne Walthall, Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine

 

May 23, 2024, 17:30 - 20:00Venue: Room 821, 8F, Sophia Library
Please register from here: https://forms.office.com/r/pqyeZAyBmm

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

“A Sociology of Confucianism as a World Religion”

Anna Sun, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Duke University

 

May 15, 2024, 18:00 - 19:30
Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University
No registration required / In person only

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ICC Sophia University and the Free university of Berlin presents an Online Lecture Series

Migration, Memory, and the Art of Storytelling on Film

Hosted by Megha Wadhwa & David H. Slater

Sanderien Verstappen, Social and Visual Anthropologist (University of Vienna)

​12 June 2024, 18:00 to 20:00 (JST)/ 11:00 to 13:00 (CEST)

Martha-Cecilia Dietrich, Anthropologist, Filmmaker, Curator (University of Amsterdam)

16 July 2024, 18:00 to 20:00 (JST)/ 11:00 to 13:00 (CEST)

Laura Liverani, Documentary Photographer and Filmmaker

13 August 2024, 18:00 to 20:00 (JST)/ 11:00 to 13:00 (CEST)

Zakaria Mohamed Ali, Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker (Vice-president at Archive of Migrant Memories)

17 September 2024, 18:00 to 20:00 (JST)/ 11:00 to 13:00 (CEST)

Megha Wadhwa, Anthropologist, Filmmaker and Writer (Free University of Berlin)

22 October 2024, 18:00 to 20:00 (JST)/ 11:00 to 13:00 (CEST)

Özgür Çiçek, Media and Culture Studies (University of Amsterdam)

12 November 2024, 19:00 to 21:00 (JST)/ 11:00 to 13:00 (CET)

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

Vertical World: 

Creating a World-Beating Peruvian Restaurant in Tokyo

Santiago Fernández, The head of the kitchen Maz, a Michelin two-star restaurant

 

May 16, 2024, 12:30-14:00
Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University
No registration required / In person only

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

Hong Kong Identity Past, Present, and Future

Gordon Mathews, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

May 8, 2024, 18:30-20:00

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University
In person only / No registration required

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

Perception and Identity

Narratives of Indian and Chinese Migrants in Singapore's Multicultural Mosaic

Megha Wadhwa, Free University of Berlin’

Ruth Achenbach, Goethe University, Frankfurt

 

April 24, 2024, 18:00-19:30

Hybrid

Venue: Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

For Zoom Meeting information, please register from here:

https://forms.office.com/r/qz07xeN4bn

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

“Ways of Eating: Explorations in Food History and Culture:”

A Book Talk and an Invitation to Food Studies via Japan

Merry White, Boston University

 

April 25, 18:30-20:00

Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University

No registration necessary / In Person Only

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Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture Lecture Series 2024

“The Girls are Here,”

Hip Hop film showing and discussion with Dr. Natalia Koutsougera

Dr. Natalia Koutsougera, Department of Social Anthropology Panteion University, ICC Visiting Fellow

 

April 26 (Fri) From 17:30 - 19:00

10-301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University 

In person only / No registration required 

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