Rakugo performance by Tatekawa Shinoharu 立川志の春|7 March 2021

We are excited to announce that, back by popular demand, we will be hosting a second live-streamed rakugo performance by Tatekawa Shinoharu at 10:00 on Sunday 7 March. Please note that the performance will be in Japanese.  The public performance will be followed by a workshop with students from the Japanese Studies in the Faculty of Asian and Middle … More Rakugo performance by Tatekawa Shinoharu 立川志の春|7 March 2021

Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan featured in The Digital Orientalist

Dr Laura Moretti’s ongoing “Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan” transcription project has been featured in The Digital Orientalist alongside a host of useful resources for decoding cursive Japanese and historical texts. Well worth a look if you’re grappling with hentaigana or kuzushiji! https://digitalorientalist.com/2020/10/31/digital-resources-for-japanese-palaeography/

East Asia Seminar Series – Michaelmas 2020

We are delighted to share the list of speakers for the upcoming East Asia Seminar Series at the University of Cambridge. We have an exciting line-up covering a range of topics, including a rakugo performance live-streamed from Japan. The talks will be given online via Zoom, and registration will be required for attendance. Registration links will be made available … More East Asia Seminar Series – Michaelmas 2020

Professor Mickey Adolphson co-founds JGRC Foundation

We are delighted to announce the establishment of a new non-profit foundation in Japan aimed at promoting collaborative research. The aim of the Japan Global Research Center is to connect researchers from Japan and Cambridge, and to work toward solutions to some of the key challenges faced by modern societies. These challenges differ from country … More Professor Mickey Adolphson co-founds JGRC Foundation

“Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan” on Teach311 + COVID-19 Collective (second instalment)

The second instalment of Teach311 + COVID-19 Collective is now available!Teach311 + COVID-19 Collective work in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science among other institutions and focus on understanding disasters, past and unfolding. They have invited Dr Laura Moretti and Prof Hashimoto to present their project and share their pedagogy … More “Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan” on Teach311 + COVID-19 Collective (second instalment)

“Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan” featured in Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun national newspaper

The Transcription project “Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan” launched by Dr Laura Moretti is now in its third month and has recently featured in the Yomiuri Shimbun, one of the five national newspapers in Japan. Read more in the article here. Courtesy of the Yomiuri Shimbun.  2020年7月18日 読売新聞

“Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan” features on Teach311 + COVID-19 Collective

Teach311 + COVID-19 Collective, who work in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science among other institutions and focuses on understanding disasters, past and unfolding, have invited Dr Laura Moretti and Prof Hashimoto to present their project and share their pedagogy in the face of COVID-19. The first instalment is now available at: https://www.teach311.org/2020/07/09/hashimoto-1/ More instalments … More “Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan” features on Teach311 + COVID-19 Collective

Reading early modern Japanese texts with AI

The transcription project Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan, launched by Dr Laura Moretti in collaboration with Prof Hashimoto Yuta(National Museum of Japanese History), is entering the second month and the participants have been busy transcribing thought-provoking texts and ephemera on measles, cholera, and smallpox.  Learn more about the project and the use of artificial … More Reading early modern Japanese texts with AI

‘Beyond Kawaii’ Virtual Book Launch

Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Femininities at Cambridge    edited by Brigitte Steger, Angelika Koch and Christopher Tso (Lit Publisher 2020) Join us for the virtual book launch on 30 June, 2020, 5pm (BST) Beyond Kawaii: Studying Japanese Femininities at Cambridge is the third collection of groundbreaking essays written by recent graduates of Japanese Studies at … More ‘Beyond Kawaii’ Virtual Book Launch