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Since its establishment in 1998, the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University, has been publishing the bulletin "Art Research" in March every year. This bulletin has the purpose of widely publicizing the results of the activities of each research project conducted at the Art Research Center. Moreover, as an academic magazine specialized in art culture, it includes contributions from many industry experts every year.

紀要「ART RESEARCH」vol.21 new
Issued on March, 2021

Attempt to genealogy of small guidebooks of Nara in the early modern period(別ウィンドウ)
Nozomu Ataka

Restoration of the townscape using town documents in modern Kyoto: Examination of characteristics of Yumiyacho documents in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City and restoration methods(別ウィンドウ)
Hirotaka Sato


Construction of GIS Database of Alexandria Based on the Old Maps(別ウィンドウ)
Mohamed Soliman,Tomoyuki Usami,Satoshi Imamura,Keiji Yano

Web Content Productions Undiscussed in Otaku Critiques in the 2000s: Indie Game Creation and the Gender Issues(別ウィンドウ)
Shunsuke Mukae,Takahiro Mori,Moon Jhee

On Genroku-era Edo Kabuki Materials Collected by Shokusanjin:A Case Study of Zaigen fukusō (Ningen shiraku) in the Seikido Bunko Collection(別ウィンドウ)
Ryo Akama

Issues and verification for the utilization of "Heian-kyo Site Database"(別ウィンドウ)
Mikiharu Takeuchi,Satoshi Imamura,Keiji Yano

A Study for Quantitative Text Analyses of Yakusya Hyobanki: On The Current Status and Issues of Morphological Analyses(別ウィンドウ)
Shiori Totsuka

A Study of Expertise for Building a Sustainable Game Archive(別ウィンドウ)
Akito Inoue,Takashi Obana,Akinori Nakamura,Koichi Hosoi

Consideration on "Scenes in and around Kyoto", (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston version) drawing the parade of "Chosen Tsushin'shi", (Korean envoys) -Possibility of the folding screen presented to the shogun in Ten'na 3 years-
Katsumi Ohtsuka

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On the ARC Portal Database System: How to Handle its Multilingualization and Specialized Terminology(別ウィンドウ)
Masanori Yamaji,Ryo Akama

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アート・リサーチセンター研究活動報告 2019年度プロジェクト研究(別ウィンドウ)

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Series「Digital Humanities for Japanese Arts and Cultures」

The research results of members of our Center were published bilingually under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Global COE Programme " Digital Humanities for Japanese Arts and Cultures" (Ritsumeikan University).

New Directions in Digital Humanities for Japanese Arts and Cultures

Published 2009/03/01.

Authors: Masao Kawashima・Ryo Akama・Keiji Yano・Kozaburo Hachimura・Mitsuyuki Inaba

How will "digital humanities" change?

What is the new horizon in Japanese culture research that has evolved as a result of the integration of humanities and information sciences spread across the world? With the latest concepts in "Digital Humanities" that make full use of information technology, future prospects are presented with the aim of further intensifying qualitative research.

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