［イベント情報］Video of 101st International ARC Seminar 'Going to War During the Taisho Period: Japan's Siberian Intervention of 1918-1922 as Illustrated by the Pictorial Diaries of Infantryman Takeuchi Tadao' (Speaker: Dr. Nadine Willems) is available on YouTubeMay 16, 2022(Mon)
The 101st International ARC Seminar, held on May 11, 2022, is now available on YouTube.
The program was as follows:
Topic: Going to War During the Taisho Period: Japan's Siberian Intervention of 1918-1922 as Illustrated by the Pictorial Diaries of Infantryman Takeuchi Tadao
Speaker: Dr. Nadine Willems (Lecturer in Japanese History, School of History, University of East Anglia)
We hope you enjoy the video!［イベント情報］Video of 100th International ARC Seminar 'KOBAYASHI, Ichizo: Social and Cultural Projects as the Two Wheels of his Business' (Speaker:Yoshiyuki SENKAI) is available on YouTubeMay 16, 2022(Mon)
The 100th International ARC Seminar, held on April 27, 2022, is now available on YouTube.
The program was as follows:
Topic: KOBAYASHI, Ichizo: Social and Cultural Projects as the Two Wheels of his Business
Speaker: Yoshiyuki SENKAI (Executive Board Member and Director, Itsuō Art Museum; Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum; and Ikeda Bunko, Hankyu Culture Foundation)
We hope you enjoy the video!［イベント情報］April 28, 2022(Thu)
We are pleased to announce the Call for Manuscript Submissions for the Art Research Center's journal ART RESEARCH vol. 23-1, 23-2, and 23-3. The publication has been reborn as an online journal.
As an academic journal specializing in arts and culture, the purpose of ART RESEARCH is to widely publicize the results of the research projects and activities conducted by the Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, and its partner institutions and collaborative researchers.
Since its establishment in 1998, the Art Research Center (ARC) has been selected for several national grants as a center of excellence for research in culture, art, and information science. In FY2019, the center assumed the role as the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art & Culture (ARC-iJAC) upon its accreditation by the MEXT as an International Joint Usage/Research Center. The ARC is highly regarded as a leading hub for the digital archiving of Japanese art and culture.
Our online journal will be published three times per year, and at the end of the fiscal year, a print booklet compiling all contributions will be distributed.
We accept manuscripts anytime as we hope to increase the submission opportunities for researchers.
We look forward to receiving your manuscript.Read more>>［イベント情報］The Future of Culture: Data Spun to Restore Yamahoko in Virtual Space was featured in the Yomiuri ShimbunApril 21, 2022(Thu)
On April 16, 2022, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported on the research activities of Professor Ryo Akama, Director of the Art Research Center, to digitize valuable cultural resources.［イベント情報］April 19, 2022(Tue)［イベント情報］ARC-iJAC Project Spotlights: An Interview with Dr. Mohamed Soliman on 'Qait'bay Citadel (1477-1479): Visualizing the Main Coastal Fortification of Medieval Alexandria, Egypt'April 11, 2022(Mon)
Dr. Soliman, thank you very much for this interview. How was your time here in Japan?
Dr. Soliman: Thank you. Although the pandemic hit us soon after my arrival, and I had to adapt my research plans, I had a rewarding time in Japan. The field of cultural heritage studies, in particular, relies a lot on field data acquisition, so working from home is difficult.
However, I received a lot of guidance from my host professor Keiji Yano* to achieve my research goals, conduct joint research and expand my network within the Japanese research community.
*Professor Keiji Yano (College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University) is a Deputy Director of the Art Research Center.
Could you please tell us why you started the project of visualizing Qait'bay Fort?
Dr. Soliman: Qait'bay Fort, built in the 15th century, is not only considered one of the most significant fortifications in Egypt but along the Mediterranean Sea.
The Fort stands on the same site as the legendary Pharos Lighthouse. However, it is exposed to natural and man-made disasters such as seismic hazards and tsunamis due to this location.
The fire disaster at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 2019 reminded us of the importance of 3D visualization to preserve and document cultural heritages at risk and make our research outcomes available to scholars and the public alike.
At the same time, the project contributes to the sustainability goals of our local tourism industry, reflected in the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS): Egypt Vision 2030.
Furthermore, we consider this a prototype project to build bridges of scientific collaboration between Ritsumeikan University, E-JUST** and NRIAG.
**Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST)Read more>>［イベント情報］Start of the International Joint Research Project 'Creative Collaborations: Salons and Networks in Kyoto and Osaka 1780-1880' supported by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and JSPSApril 1, 2022(Fri)
The Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, is pleased to announce the start of our international joint research project 'Creative Collaborations: Salons and Networks in Kyoto and Osaka 1780-1880 (上方文化サロン：人的ネットワークから解き明かす文化創造空間 1780-1880)' supported by JRP-LEAD with UKRI, an international joint research program under UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
The research project--a collaborative scholarly enterprise among researchers and institutions in Japan and the UK--aims to analyse the cultural and social impact of art and literary salons and the collective creation of art (gassaku) in early modern Japan, particularly in the Kyoto-Osaka region during 1780-1880.
Addressing the COVID-19 challenges, the project also examines how a Japan-UK research project can be conducted efficiently using digital online technologies for remote collaboration and keeping physical traveling to a minimum.
Furthermore, the project fosters early-career researchers in Japanese studies by providing an opportunity for young researchers to gain hands-on experience in the basic aspects of digital humanities within an international research environment.
This project is led by the Principal Investigators (PI), Professor Ryo Akama, the current Director of the ARC, and Dr. Akiko Yano, Curator in the Department of Asia at the British Museum. The core team comprises researchers from the Art Research Center (ARC), Kansai University (KU), the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, the British Museum (BM), and SOAS, University of London.
The project duration is three years, and its research outcomes will be presented in an exhibition at the British Museum in 2024.［イベント情報］5,100 volumes of nagauta shohon (thin lyric booklets) in the Takeuchi Dokei Collection have been released in the ARC Virtual InstituteMarch 28, 2022(Mon)
The Kunitachi College of Music Library in Tokyo holds one of the most extensive collections of materials on early modern Japanese music--the Takeuchi Dokei Collection--which belonged to the late Professor Takeuchi Dokei, a significant contributor to Japanese music research.
In addition to ukiyo-e and banzuke already available online, we are pleased to announce that we have further released 5,100 volumes of nagauta shohon (thin lyric booklets) to the public through the Art Research Center's Virtual Institute.
The distinctive feature of this collection is that it comprises a large number of copies of the same piece of music. For example, there are 73 authentic copies of Kyōganoko Musume Dōjōji (『京鹿子娘道成寺』) with many variations.
We hope this collection may serve you as a valuable online resource for research on the history of Japanese music, kabuki, publication culture, and the study of ukiyo-e prints.［イベント情報］March 21, 2022(Mon)
The online exhibition 'The Three Kingdoms: The Fellowship of the Water Fishes' is held from February 14 to March 31. As part of this exhibition, we invite you to join our online lecture on March 21, 2022 (free of charge).
The lecture will be given by Prof. Isao Umebayashi (Shitennoji University) whose research project 'Collection and Preservation of Traditional Games from around the world, the Systematization and the Study of Cultural Relevance of them' is among the FY 2021 adopted joint research projects of the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC).
Furthermore, Prof. Akinori Nakamura (College of Image Arts and Sciences, Ritsumeikan University) and Prof. Koichi Hosoi (College of Image Arts and Sciences, Ritsumeikan University), will be presenting their research findings from the Program for Supporting Research Center Formation, Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University.
We look forward to your participation!
◆Online Lecture 'The Three Kingdoms: The Fellowship of the Water Fishes' ◆
Date：March 21 (Mon), 2022 16:00-17:30
→ https://ritsumei-ac-jp.zoom.us/j/97815419256 (Webinar ID: 978 1541 9256)
Organizer: Executive Committee of the Exhibition 'The Three Kingdoms: The Fellowship of the Water Fishes'
Co-organizer: Ritsumeikan Center for Game Studies (RCGS), International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
◆Online Exhibition 'The Three Kingdoms: The Fellowship of the Water Fishes' ◆Open until March 31: https://suigyo.gameexhibition.net［イベント情報］FY2021 Annual Report Meeting of the ARC-iJAC & "Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures" Project, Art Research Center, was held on February 25 & 26, 2022March 7, 2022(Mon)
The FY2021 Annual Report Meeting of the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC) & "Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures" Project, Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University, was held on February 25 (Sat) & 26 (Sun), 2022.
Please click here for the program (PDF format).
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the event was held online via Zoom.