[Humanist] 27.842 events: archives; Japanese pop culture

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 842.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (29)
        Subject: Information on Summer Program: The University of Tokyo,
                Interfaculty Intiatives in Information Studies

  [2]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (18)
        Subject: Archives and Society: Recording Keeping in Historical and
                Contemporary Perspective


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        Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2014 10:56:54 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Information on Summer Program: The University of Tokyo, Interfaculty Intiatives in Information Studies



Dear Sir or Madam,

Warmest greeting from Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (III) of The University of Tokyo.

We would like to inform you that the Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation Media-Content Research Project in conjunction with the Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation will host a summer program focusing on Japanese pop culture. Each summer, the program will focus on a different aspect of Japanese media and popular culture. The main theme of the program for its first year is “media mix” (or “media convergence”). The goal of this year’s program is to better understand the ways in which Japanese pop culture circulates across multiple media platforms and commodity forms. The program will examine this transmedia movement between anime, manga and other media forms from both a theoretical and practitioner perspective. The features of the program are as follows:

1. Two-week program with the opportunity to be deeply engaged in the scene of Japanese pop culture through:

a)  Lectures taught by world-renown scholars, including Professors Ian Condry (MIT), Marc Steinberg (Concordia University), Eiji Otsuka (International Research Center for Japanese Studies) and Shunya Yoshimi (the University of Tokyo);
b) Workshops that enabling the participants to experience the process of creation and production of media content;
c) Field trips to the studios of some of Japan’s media creators and the archives of primary media resources located in Tokyo.

2. The program is targeted at currently-enrolled students (undergraduate and postgraduate students) who intend to pursue work related to Japanese media and popular culture in the future.  While the program is mainly for students,  the program is also open to those who have been engaged in the research, education, or business of media and popular culture.

3. Providing financial support: The program will offer (1) financial support up to 100,000 yen for travel expenses and (2) free accommodations for the period of the summer program (two weeks) with some limitation.

The program details are available at the website below:
http://kadokawa.iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp/summer2014/
We would be very grateful if you could disseminate the information on the program  to relevant staff and students.

Please contact us at the e-mail address:

 inquiry at kadokawa.iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp<mailto:inquiry at kadokawa.iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp>,

iif you have any questions.

Thanking you.

Sachiko Soeda
Project Specialist
The Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation Research Project
Interfaculty Initiatives in Information Studies
The University of Tokyo






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東京大学大学院情報学環
添田 幸子
Tel:03-5841-7909(内27907)



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        Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2014 19:43:24 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Archives and Society: Recording Keeping in Historical and Contemporary Perspective


April Events
Archives and Society: Recording Keeping in Historical and Contemporary Perspective
Wednesday 9 April 2014, 6pm - 7.30pm

Chaired by: Adam Smyth

This event will explore the challenges posed by record keeping in both its historical and contemporary contexts. It will raise questions about the relationship between archival practice and historical knowledge from the perspective of record custodians and record users. Bringing together professional historians, practising archivists and members of the public, it also seeks to encourage lively debate about future decision-making and the creation of policies in this critical area.

Speakers:

  *   Dr Filippo de Vivo, Birkbeck College, University of London
  *   Professor Eric Ketelaar, University of Amsterdam
  *   Dr Jesse Spohnholz, Washington State University
  *   Dr Valerie Johnson, National Archives, Kew

FREE. Seats allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To find out more visit the British Academy website<http://email.britac.ac.uk/_act/link.php?mId=A912208448472874237416866333321&tId=14837424>.

Additional events are often added to the programme. To find out more visit: www.britishacademy.ac.uk/events<http://email.britac.ac.uk/_act/link.php?mId=A912208448472874237416866333321&tId=14837426>

If you have any questions about the above event please call the Events Team on 020 7969 5246 or email events at britac.ac.uk<mailto:events at britac.ac.uk>.

The British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
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