September 29, 2011

Additional recruitment of the 2011 International Training Program (ITP) for Young Researchers (Application deadline: 17:00, September 9, 2011)

We are now inviting additional applications for the 2011 International Training Program (ITP) for Young Researchers, a program whose purpose is to send young researchers overseas.

The Ritsumeikan University provides the Global On-Site Training Program for Young Researchers on the Protection of Cultural Heritage and Art Work that is based on the International Training Program (ITP) for Young Researchers selected by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. This program offers the university’s PhD students, Postdoctoral fellows, assistant professors, researchers and so forth an opportunity to stay at partner organizations overseas and conduct research on topics related to the Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage and the Art Research Center for a fixed period (over 2 months and under 1 year). 


September 22, 2011

We are inviting papers for the 12th issue of Art Research Journal


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 The Art Research Center at Ritusmeikan University plans to publish its 12th issue of the Art Research Journal at the end of February 2012. As an academic journal specializing in art culture, the journal aims at publishing the results of various research projects at the Art Research Center and receives many papers every year.

 Since its establishment in 1998, the Art Research Center has been provided several governmental grants as a research center excelling in culture, art and informatics, and currently selected as a center of the Global COE program, continuously making efforts to further its research work. In addition, the center is also highly regarded as a forefront center in digital archives of art culture.

 We look forward to seeing many papers on research results that meet the research content mentioned above. 


September 16, 2011

We are pleased to announce the recruitment of Research Assistants (RA Type-II) for Academic Year 2011. (Application Deadline: On September 16, 2011)

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We are pleased to announce the recruitment of Research Assistants (RA Type-II) under the Global COE Program “Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures” for Academic Year 2011. 

Please refer to the guidelines below for more detail information.


September 9, 2011

Invitation for proposals for the Developing Research Assistance Program for 2011

 The Art Research Center (ARC) of Ritsumeikan University was established to conduct research and analyses on tangible and intangible cultural creations centering on art, performing arts, technologies, and technical and artistic techniques, while using digital technology to record, organize, preserve and transmit the data, in order to the cultures of man can be passed on to future generations.   

 Based on the comprehensive research strength in humanities, social sciences and informatics accumulated thus far, we are pursuing to further and heighten this strength through furthering our research activities and developing new projects. To achieve this, we are inviting proposals for research projects for the developing research assistance program.