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

Dr KJ Chen publishes article in Cold War History Journal

Dr Kuan-Jen Chen, postdoctoral researcher at FAMES, published his article “Projecting Poseidon’s Trident: America’s East Asia and the Shifting Contours of 1950s Postwar Naval Policy” in Cold War History Journal (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14682745.2020.1752676). Drawing on unpublished official documents from the US and Taiwan, Chen’s article argues that the crises in the western Pacific, particularly the Korean War and … More Dr KJ Chen publishes article in Cold War History Journal

Mainichi Economist runs two page article on Japanese Studies alumni Sven Palys’ company ‘Yuzu Kyodai’

Below is an English translation of the article:To learn more about Yuzu Kyodai: http://www.yuzukyodai.com Building a brand rooted in culture Advising multinational companies on “building a brand rooted in the culture of each country” and rapidly expanding the number of client. Yuzu Kyodai advises multinational companies on “building a brand rooted in the culture of each … More Mainichi Economist runs two page article on Japanese Studies alumni Sven Palys’ company ‘Yuzu Kyodai’