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Workshop – “SHINTO STUDIES IN THE WEST: Toward a Re-examination of University Curricula and Future Research Directions”

Thursday, March 5, 1998 - Friday, March 6, 1998

The Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies will host an informal workshop on

Toward a Re-examination of University Curricula and Future Research Directions

Opening Session:

Thursday, March 5, 1998
7:30 pm

Illustrated Lecture (in Japanese) by Shunshō Manabe , Director
Kanagawa Prefectural Kanazawa Bunko
“Kanazawa bunko no mikkyō to chūsei shinto shiryô”
真鍋俊照先生 神奈川県立金沢文庫長

Workshop (in English):

Friday, March 6, 1998
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Except for the keynote presentation by Professor Manabe, there will be no formal papers, but participants are free to prepare oral presentations on issues related to the theme of the workshop so that we may discuss them fully. It is hoped that the workshop will review the state of the field and will bring to the fore the problems that now hinder advancement of this field. Some areas for discussion will include the political and strategic difficulties of doing research in Japan on Shinto; women and Shinto in pre-modern Japan; Shinto and the Japanese literary canon; art historical problems; anthropological problems; and theoretical conflicts in Western academia. We hope to be able to make recommendations for future research projects and set up a network for the exchange of information and support. Graduate students too are warmly welcomed.

Funding is not available for participants’ transportation or lodging except for those who will definitely be making a presentation.


Thursday, March 5, 1998
Friday, March 6, 1998
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