Training Course to Decipher Japanese Cursive Script (Kuzushiji) with the ARC Transcription Support and Archiving System （Application is closed）November 14, 2022(Mon)
The International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University, presents:
Training Course to Decipher Japanese Cursive Script (Kuzushiji) with the ARC Transcription Support and Archiving System
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We are pleased to announce that the Training Course for the ARC Transcription Support and Archiving System for Japanese Cursive Script (kuzushiji) with tutor guidance, which was well received last year, will be resumed.
This training course will be conducted online using the ARC databases of early Japanese books, ukiyo-e and old documents, as well as the ARC Kuzushiji Transcription Support and Archiving System, allowing participants to practice reading kuzushiji anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace. Features include an AI-enabled function to read kuzushiji and online guidance provided by experienced tutors.
Unlike one-off courses, you can advance your transcription skills as you read through the books and materials independently.
We welcome applications from beginners and intermediate-level participants, as well as those who wish to improve specific transcription projects.
Participation is free of charge.
This training course is supported by the Consortium for Global Japanese Studies.
If you would like to participate, please apply using the form below.
Application formApplication is closed
Deadline: November 22 (Tues), 2022, 12:00 JST
[Details of the Training Course]
Period: December 1, 2022, to March 15, 2023
Language of Instruction: Japanese
1. Beginners to intermediate level users who would like to transcribe documents written in kuzushiji (capacity: 25 people)
2. Individuals and groups who would like to improve their own projects using the ARC Kuzushiji Transcription Support and Archiving System (individual correction is not provided, but consultation for difficult-to-read characters is available. Capacity: 5 people)
11/25 Notice of acceptance (tentative)
11/30 Kick-off seminar at 20:00 Japan Standard Time (online/ video on demand available)
- Keynote speaker: Motoi KATSUMATA (Associate Professor, Meisei University, Tokyo)
- Explanation of the course outline and system, introduction of tutors, etc.
12/4 1st System training session (online)
- Session A (from 9:00 JST), Session B (from 20:00 JST)
* We plan to hold several system training sessions during this period.
The closing meeting will be held in late March 2023.
Office of the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC)
Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University
Contact persons: Sekiguchi, Emily, Kubo
Tel.: +81 75-465-8476 (ext. 2825)