Japanese Materials Workshop was held at Yale University!
Professor Ishigami’s welcome address to the workshop/ Professor Kamens making a keynote presentation.
On Wednesday, March 26, 2008, from 10am to 5pm, a Japanese Materials workshop was held at Yale University and under the joint organization of the Todai-Yale Initiative and the Yale University Council on East Asian Studies. This workshop marked the beginning of concrete activities by the Todai-Yale Initiative, established in September last year as a university-wide overseas center, towards the realization of its dual objectives of energizing Japan Studies from a base in Yale University, and the training of young researchers to provide them with the skills to be active on the global stage.
The workshop started with an address from Professor Eiichi Ishigami (Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo, Vice Chairman of the Todai-Yale Initiative Committee), a keynote presentation by Professor Edward Kamens of Yale University describing the outline of Japanese Studies at Yale, followed by nine presentations in English from Curator Ellen Hammond of the Yale University East Asia Library, Librarian for the Japanese Collection at the East Asian Library Haruko Nakamura, Professor Shigekazu Kondo of the Historiographical Institute, Reference Librarian Eiichi Ito of the Library of Congress Asian Division, and from five graduate students from the University of Tokyo and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Young Scientist Research Fellows. In total about forty participants, including students and faculty from the University of Tokyo and Yale University, took part making the event a great success.
Among the students presenting at the workshop, there were those for whom this was their first opportunity to present Japanese Studies materials in English and overseas, making this an important experience. It is hoped that in the future they will make use of this experience and when presenting the fruits of their research on the global stage.
This workshop was enabled through the financial support of the JSPS International Training Program (ITP) .
Room100 Center for Language Study(Yale University), 370 Temple Street, New Haven, CT
March 26th, 2008
Session A 10:00am - 12:30pm
Japanese Materials Workshop (Session A)
Schdedule: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Professor Edward Kamens, Yale University
“Japanese Studies in the Humanities at Yale and Beyond.”
Ms. Ellen Hammond, Curator, East Asia Library, Yale University
“The Prewar History of the East Asia Library at Yale”
Ms. Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for the Japanese Collection, East Asia Library, Yale University
“Heritage Sources in the Japanese Collections at Yale University”
Professor Shigekazu Kondo, Historiographical Institute, the University of Tokyo
“Treasures of the Beinecke: Medieval Japanese Manuscripts in the Yale Collection”
Mr. Eiichi Ito, Reference Librarian, Asian Division, Library of Congress
”Accumulating or Collecting?: Japanese Resources at the Library of
Session B 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Japanese Materials Workshop (Session B)
Schdedule: 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Ms. Sayako Iijima , Graduate Student, the University of Tokyo
"Iwasa Matabei and Japanese Paintings in the United States”
Ms. Kyoko Shibano, Graduate Student, the University of Tokyo
"A Study of Akahon in the Modern Era：On the Creation of the Japanese Publishing Market”
Dr. Tamon Suzuki, JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the University of Tokyo
"The Pacific War and Japanese Historical Materials in the U.S.”
Mr. Elmer Veldkamp, Graduate Student, the University of Tokyo
"Animal monuments and memorials in pre-war Japan and postwar developments :
on the treatment of monuments for the human and animal war dead”
Mr. Yutaka Kanda, Graduate Student, the University of Tokyo
"Japan's China Policy in the 1960s”