［イベント情報］November 29, 2022(Tue)
The interactive workshop 'Sustainable Geodesign of Downtown Alexandria: Egypt Vision 2030' will be co-organized by the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University.
Venue: Library Theatre, Fayza Abulnaga Central Library, E-JUST, Burg al-Arab, Alexandria
Day 1: Tuesday, 29th Nov., 2022 (09:00 - 16:00 EET Cairo / 16:00 - 23:00 JST)
Day 2: Wednesday, 30th Nov., 2022 (09:00 - 16:00 EET Cairo / 16:00 - 23:00 JST)
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Click here for the agenda. ⇊［イベント情報］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)［イベント情報］International Workshop 'Thinking about Kyoto's Textile Industry from the End of the Edo Period to the Meiji Period from the Perspective of J-InnovaTech' held on Nov 4, 2022November 10, 2022(Thu)
On November 4, 2022, the Art Research Center (ARC) welcomed the research project team of J-InnovaTech--led by Prof. Aleksandra Kobiljski--to an international workshop hosted by the FY 2022 ARC-iJAC international joint research project 'A Digital Archive Connecting Modern Design and Industry: Towards a New History of Machine Textile Printing in Modern Kyoto' (project leader: Aya Ueda).
Prof. Kobiljski is a researcher affiliated with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and director of the Centre de recherches sur le Japon at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) as well as deputy director of the UMR Chine-Corée-Japon (CCJ-EHESS).
Currently, she is conducting the J-InnovaTech project 'Beyond Eureka: The Foundations of Japan's Industrialization, 1800-1885', which was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant in 2018.
The international workshop was chaired by Prof. Keiko Suzuki, Deputy Director of the Art Research Center (ARC). During the workshop, researchers from both sides exchanged opinions on the history of the textile industry in Kyoto in the 19th century and discussed future research cooperation.
Date: November 4 (Fri), 15:20-19:00
Place: Soshikan SO405, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto
Organizer: International joint research project 'A Digital Archive Connecting Modern Design and Industry: Towards a New History of Machine Textile Printing in Modern Kyoto' (「新しい近代京都機械捺染史構築に向けて―近代デザインと産業史をむすぶデジタル・アーカイブを一助として―」), adopted by the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC)/ Project leader: Aya Ueda (Part-time Lecturer, Kwansei Gakuin University and Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts)
Co-organizer: International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Please note that this was a non-public event.［イベント情報］October 31, 2022(Mon)With the establishment of the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC) in 2019, the Art Research Center strives to push the internationalization of research activities that transcend disciplines and geographic boundaries.
NEWSThe ARC received the Digital Archive Japan Award (DAJ) 2022 on Aug.25
The ARC is enormously honored to be one of the first recipients of the Digital Archive Japan Award (DAJ).
The DAJ is an award system newly established by Japan Search, a platform operated by the National Diet Library, for aggregating metadata of digital resources.Regarding this award, Prof. Ryo Akama, Director of the ARC, expressed:
"The ARC faculty would like to take this award as an opportunity to further respond to the needs of users worldwide by disseminating information on cultural resources in Japan which go beyond areas such as ukiyo-e, early Japanese books, and banzuke-related contents."
As a curator at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Sports Museum, Murakami is leading a joint research project with the ARC on digital-archiving the extensive collection of sports materials of the museum in cooperation with the ARC. She also reflects on her internship experience at UC Berkeley, facilitated by the ARC, while she was a graduate student at Ritsumeikan University. >>Read full interview. Prof. Hosoi took on a pioneering role when he founded the Game Archive Project (GAP)--a collaboration between Nintendo, Kyoto Prefecture, and Ritsumeikan University. In the interview, Prof. Hosoi reflects on the early days of his game research and discusses the social impact of games, the acceleration of the metaverse amid COVID-19, and future directions for game research.On August 21, 2022, ARC faculty member Prof. Satoshi Tanaka (College of Information Science and Engineering, RU) presented the research outcomes of his project on the ultra-high-quality see-through 3D visualization of Taimadera Temple at a roundtable event, held as part of its special exhibition 'Researching Cultural Heritages' at the Nara Prefecture Historical and Artistic Culture Complex. >>Read more. Mikiharu Takeuchi took home top honors at the award ceremony for the 11th Young Scholar Award sponsored by ESRI, a major geographic information system (GIS) software company based in the US. Takeuchi is a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Letters and is supervised by Prof. Keiji Yano, Deputy Director of the ARC. >>Read more.[Video available] Prof. Koichi Hosoi & Prof. Keiji Yano Presented Research Activities at the WEB 3.0/ Metaverse Study Meeting
The WEB 3.0/ Metaverse Study Meeting was held by Kyoto Chiesangyo Sozonomori on August 29, 2022.
Prof. Hosoi (College of Image Arts and Sciences, RU) held a keynote speech on the next-generation internet world as seen through the XR/ metaverse. Prof. Yano (College of Letters, RU) presented his research with the case study on the construction of Virtual Kyoto using GIS. >> Watch full video.
November 16 (Wed), 2022, 18:00-19:30
110th International ARC Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Ellis TINIOS (Honorary Lecturer in History, School of History, University of Leeds, UK)
Topic: 'After native drawings': the books that introduced nishiki-e and ehon to Western audiences: Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan (1859) and Japanese Fragments (1861).November 19 (Sat) - December 19 (Mon)Special Exhibition
Kamigata no Chūshingura Ukiyo-e
Ako City Museum of History
(co-organized by Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University)
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The ARC Days were held on Sep 16 (Fri) & 17 (Sat), 2022. It is an annual event where the faculty members of the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University, and international collaborative researchers whose projects have been adopted by the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC) introduce their research projects in Digital Humanities (DH) in individual presentations.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, this event was held online via Zoom and broadcasted live on YouTube.
Organizer: International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University and Program for Supporting Research Center Formation, Ritsumeikan UniversityRead more>>［イベント情報］September 19, 2022(Mon)
The Science Council of Japan Kinki District Conference Lecture on 'Learning that fosters Comprehensive Knowledge' will be held under the general chairmanship of Professor Keiji Yano (Faculty of Letters), Deputy Director of the Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University.
Date: September 19 (Mon), 2022, 13:00-17:00 JST
Venue: Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall , Sakyo-ku, Kyoto (online and face-to-face)
Anyone is welcome to participate (advance registration required).
Registration deadline: September 14 (Wed), 2022
For the registration and details, please refer to 日本学術会議近畿地区会議学術講演会「総合知をはぐくむ学び」.［イベント情報］September 16, 2022(Fri)
Day 1: September 16, 2022 (Friday) 15:30-18:40 (JST/ tentative)
Day 2: September 17, 2022 (Saturday) 10:30-18:15 (JST/ tentative)
Venue: Online (ZOOM,YouTube)
ARC members will be informed of the ZOOM URL via e-mail.
*Non-ARC members can participate via YouTube via the following link.
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Organizer: International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University and Program for Supporting Research Center Formation, Ritsumeikan UniversityRead more>>［イベント情報］September 6, 2022(Tue)
On September 6, 2022, the Mainichi Shimbun featured an article on the Kyoto News Archive, a digital archiving project led by Professor Keiji Yano (College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University), Deputy Director of the Art Research Center (ARC).
In collaboration with the Toy Film Museum in Kyoto, Prof. Yano and his team have been building a digital archive of Kyoto News--a series of newsreels produced by Kyoto City between 1956 and 1994 (Showa 31 - Heisei 6).
During that period, the newsreels were shown in movie theaters in Kyoto before the start of the main film. As one of the earliest regional newsreels, they are a valuable historical testimony of Kyoto City. They have recorded a wide range of topics in the city, including seasonal customs and festivals.［イベント情報］Research Outcomes of the Digital Archiving Project on Taimadera Temple--a National Treasure--Presented at a Roundtable at the Nara Prefecture Historical and Artistic Culture Complex on Aug 21, 2022August 26, 2022(Fri)
Based on the research cooperation agreement of the Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, with Nara Prefecture, a digital archiving project on Taimadera Temple in Katsuragi, Nara, has been conducted by the ARC faculty member Prof. Tanaka (College of Information Science and Engineering, RU) and his team for the purpose of preserving cultural heritages.
On August 21, 2022, Prof. Tanaka presented the research outcomes of his project on the ultra-high-quality see-through 3D visualization of Taimadera Temple--a national treasure-- at a roundtable event at the Nara Prefecture Historical and Artistic Culture Complex, which was held as part of the special exhibition 'Researching Cultural Heritages' （「文化財研究中！―なら歴史芸術文化村×連携４大学―」). 3D measurements of the entire temple precincts, mainly the Kondou Hall and the West Pagoda, have been taken, with the number of laser-scanned point cloud data exceeding several billion points.
Furthermore, Prof. Tanaka introduced the ARC-iJAC international joint research project on the digital archiving of the Borobudur Temple Compounds in Indonesia--a UNESCO World Heritage Site--to the audience. This project has been conducted in cooperation with the Research Center for Area Studies, National Research and Innovation Agency (PRW-BRIN), Indonesia (previously: Research Center for Area Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2W-LIPI)).
The research outcomes of the ARC, as well as those of three other universities researching various cultural heritages in Nara, are showcased as part of the special exhibition held at the Nara Prefecture Historical and Artistic Culture Complex between July 23 and September 19, 2022.Read more>>［イベント情報］August 25, 2022(Thu)
The Digital Archive Japan Award (DAJ) is an award system newly established by Japan Search, an online platform operated by the National Diet Library, Japan, for aggregating metadata of digital resources of various fields, including book/publication, official documents, and art.
The DAJ Award has been designed to widely introduce to society the initiatives that integrate digital archives into daily life, such as the promotion of digitization, open contents, and the provision of new services using digital technology to create momentum for their utilization. The ARC is honored to be one of the first recipients of this award.
The award ceremony was held at the Digital Archive Fest 2022 (「デジタルアーカイブフェス2022」)--hosted by the National Diet Library and the Cabinet Office--where industry, academia, and government officials gathered to discuss cutting-edge case studies and commended good practices for promoting digital archiving in Japan.
The ARC received this award for its role as an international link for Japanese art and culture by publishing online databases--including ukiyo-e, early Japanese books, and banzuke-related contents--while collaborating with various domestic and international institutions and individuals to enhance the discoverability of such contents and presenting a model in this field of the art and culture. Furthermore, the ARC was recognized for its efforts in developing metadata and providing access to pages that contain terms and conditions of use for each institution.
In his acceptance speech, Professor Ryo Akama, Director of the Art Research Center (ARC), expressed that, for a quarter of a century since its establishment in 1998, the center has been taking digital archives as the foundation for its research activities. On the day, Associate Professor Takaaki Kaneko delivered the award acceptance speech in Prof. Akama's place.
He highlighted that the center has been accumulating a vast amount of contents while mainly targeting overseas museums. "The excellent mechanisms of Japan Search have allowed us to clearly position ourselves as an international link," said Professor Akama.
He expressed his intention to take the Digital Archive Japan Award (DAJ) to provide information on domestic cultural resources and areas other than ukiyo-e, early Japanese books, and banzuke-related contents to further respond to the needs of users worldwide.
Japan Search: https://jpsearch.go.jp/