Events

Past Events

Nissan Seminar: The Normality of Abnormality: Understanding Strategy and Military Identity in Post-war Japan

Friday, 13 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

The ‘Normality’ of ‘Abnormality’: Understanding Strategy and Military Identity in Post-war Japan

Speaker(s): 
Dr Alessio Patalano, Senior Lecturer in War Studies, King's College London

Nissan Seminar: The Role of Mapping in the Emergence of Japan as a Sea Power in the Late-nineteenth-century

Friday, 6 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

The Role of Mapping in the Emergence of Japan as a Sea Power in the Late-nineteenth-century

Abstract:

Speaker(s): 
Dr Radu Leca, Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

Nissan Seminar: Ruth Benedict’s Cultural Relativism: Imagining Democracy in Japan During World War II

Friday, 11 March, 2016 - 17:00 to 18:30
The Syndicate Room, The Old Main Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Ruth Benedict’s Cultural Relativism: Imagining Democracy in Japan During World War II

Please note that this seminar takes place on Friday 11th March 2016 at 5.00 p.m. in the Syndicate Room, The Old Main Building, St. Antony’s College.

Speaker(s): 
Professor Amy Borovoy, Princeton University

Nissan Seminar: Slow Cities?: The Revitalisation of Shrinking Communities in Japan

Slow Cities
Thursday, 10 March, 2016 - 09:30 to 16:45
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Cittaslow (Slow City) is a rural development movement of small towns started in Italy in 1999.  The movement aims to improve their quality of life and sustainability by emphasizing the individual towns’ unique identities, the local asset-based economy, and by promoting an eco-friendly environment

Speaker(s): 
Professor Gert-Jan Hospers, Radboud University, University of Twente
Mr Pier Giorgio Oliveti, General Secretariat, Cittaslow International
Ms Heuishilja Chang, PhD student, University of Oxford
Professor Hirokazu Sakuno, Shimane University
Dr Peter Matanle, University of Sheffield
Dr Taro Hirai, Hirosaki University

Nissan Seminar: The Social Life of the Solitary Death: Aging, housing, and the limits of dwelling

Thursday, 3 March, 2016 - 14:00 to 15:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Dr Inge Daniels is unable to give her seminar as previously advertised for this week so she will be replaced by Jason Danely, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology of Japan at Oxford Brookes University.

Speaker(s): 
Jason Danely, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology of Japan at Oxford Brookes University

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