The ARC Autumn Newsletter is available (October 2021) - イベント情報

The ARC Autumn Newsletter is available (October 2021)

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.


ARC is delighted to announce the conclusion of an MoU with the Research Center for Area Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2W-LIPI).
Building upon our first MoU signed in 2017, this MoU provides a stable framework to advance our collaborative projects in digital humanities, including the ultra-high-quality 3D see-through visualization of Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Indonesia. >>Read more.
"Bringing people together in international, interdisciplinary projects like this is of utmost importance," says Prof. Kinski.
'Edo Period Map goes Digital - The On Edo ezu as an Interactive Resource' served to strengthen the intrinsic motivation of students in Germany to explore Edo Japan.
>>Read full interview.
With the release of the online database of the Teiji Kojima Collection--a treasure trove of sumo banzuke and old sumo documents--the ARC launched the Sumo Digital Institute. It also links to well-preserved sumo paintings held by Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden (NL). >>Read more.
>>Go to Sumo Digital Institute.
The Surname Map visualizes the contemporary geographic distribution of surnames across Japan. Simply input a Japanese surname and explore its frequency, how evenly it is distributed and regional variations.
This research began in 2005 when Prof. Keiji Yano, then a visiting researcher at University College London (UCL), joined Prof. Paul Longley's project on surnames around the world. >>Read more.
>>Go to Surname Map.
Held by the Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library, the Asahi Shimbun Collection of Shibai Banzuke is now available in the ARC Shibai Banzuke (Kabuki Playbills) Portal Database.
ARC is working on completing a large-scale database with almost 4,600 items within the next three years. >>Read more.
>>Explore database.
ARC Days 2021 were held on July 30 & 31, 2021
Organized by the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, and the Program for Supporting Research Center Formation, Ritsumeikan University. >>See program.
[Videos] Discover Japanese Legends of the Supernatural World with ARC & Japan Search
Based on the ARC digital exhibition 'Japanese Legends of the Supernatural World' (日本の伝説 異界展), Japan Search launched an online gallery.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 18:00-19:30
93rd International ARC Seminar (Webinar)
Topic: Introducing an album of preliminary drawings by Katsushika Isai
Speaker: Dr. Ellis Tinios (Honorary Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 18:00-19:30
94th International ARC Seminar (Webinar)
Topic: To be announced
Speaker: Hidenori Onishi (Visiting Researcher, Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music, Kyoto City University of Arts)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 18:00-19:30
95th International ARC Seminar (Webinar)
Topic: To be announced

Speaker: Dr. Yingtao Tian and Dr. Tarin Clanuwat (Google Brain Tokyo)
Previous issues:
Summer 2021, Spring 2021, Winter 2020, Autumn 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020
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