November 19, 2011

The 2nd International Symposium on Digital Humanities for Japanese Arts and Cultures (DH-JAC2011)

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The 2nd International Symposium on Digital Humanities for Japanese Arts and Cultures (DH-JAC2011)

The Present and Future of the Digital Humanities

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The Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures, Ritsumeikan University is a Global Center of Excellent (COE) Program, designated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science and Technology. Since the Center’s start in June 2007, we have been conducting education and research, aiming at creating a new type of the humanities that fully utilize information technologies so that we could bridge the gap between Japanese Studies in Japan and abroad, as well as lead the humanities in the future.The upcoming symposium is to summarize the Center’s research and educational activities in the past five years.


detailed information>>DH-JAC2011


Date: November 19 and 20 (Saturday and Sunday), 2011
Place: Soshikan Hall, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
Sponsored/organized by:
  The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Global COE (Center of Excellence) Program “Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures,” RitsumeikanUniversity

Admission free; no advanced registration necessary

Invited Speakers include:

  • Dr. Makoto Nagao (Director, National Diet Library)
  • Prof. Simon C Lin (Principle Investigator of International Collaboration and Promotion of Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Project, TELDAP)
  • Dr. Akihiro Kinda (President, National Institutes for the Humanities)
  • Prof. Seishi Namiki (Director, Museum and Archives; Director, Center for Education and Research of Cultural Heritage, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
  • Dr. Ellis Tinios (Honorary Lecturer, University of Leeds)
  • Prof. Peter Bol (Director, Center for Geographic Analysis Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University)
  • Prof. Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta)
  • Prof. Hongbin Zha (Center for Information Science, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University)
  • Prof. Neil Fraistat (a founder of centerNet; and Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland )
  • Prof. Jieh Hsiang (Chair of centerNet Asia Pacific; and Director, Research Center for Digital Humanities Distinguished Professor in Computer Science, National Taiwan University)


Contact us at:
Kyoko Yoshida
c/o Research Office (Kinugasa)
Shugakukan, 2nd Fl., Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
56-1 Toji-in Kita-machi, Kita-ku,
Kyoto 603-8577 Japan
Phone: +81-75-465-8476
FAX: +81-75-465-8342 ext. 511-2829
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