Cambridge – Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship extended until 2028

The Japan Studies section of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is delighted to announce the extension until 2028 of the Cambridge-Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship. Building on the success of the original Cambridge Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship, the Toshiba International Foundation and The Cambridge Trust have coordinated to continue … More Cambridge – Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship extended until 2028

Dr Laura Moretti interviews rakugo master Tatekawa Shinoharu

In August 2021, rakugo master Tatekawa Shinoharu collaborated with the Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography (University of Cambridge; www.wakancambridge.com). We now have released a video where rakugo master Shinoharu Tatekawa reflects on this collaboration. The video has been edited by Tessa Rizzoli, a student who graduated from Japanese Studies at Cambridge in 2020 and who … More Dr Laura Moretti interviews rakugo master Tatekawa Shinoharu

Eighth Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography

The Eighth Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography has now started. Thirty-nine participants from all over the world will be working for two weeks on a wide range of early modern materials focused on laughter and comic storytelling. The beginners’ track consists in daily seminars with Dr Moretti. Intermediate and advanced learners are focusing … More Eighth Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography

One-Year Postdoctoral Research Associate

Applications are now open for the newly established Newton Trust / Japan and the World One-Year Postdoctoral Research Associate  Aims of the fellowship At a time when the global pandemic has limited new job opportunities and with many postgraduate students experiencing research constraints and financial hardship, the fellowship is intended to provide support for eligible … More One-Year Postdoctoral Research Associate

Special collection on ‘The Social Life of Plastic’ launched in Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

We are pleased to share news of a special collection on ‘The Social Life of Plastic’, edited by Brigitte Steger, Patrick O’Hare and Teresa S. Perez, is being launched in Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies A new article will be added to the collection each month. Read the article here: https://www.worldwidewastejournal.com/collections/special/the-bag-and-beyond-social-science-and-the-social-life-of-plastic/   Read more … More Special collection on ‘The Social Life of Plastic’ launched in Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

Women in Japanese Studies: Paths to a Successful Career

Ms Julie Rogers (Mitsubishi Corporation International (Europe) Plc) in dialogue with Dr Laura Moretti Monday 3 May, 5pmZoom This talk is open to current students in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and graduates of Japanese Studies at Cambridge. If you would like to attend please write to Freddie Semple at fs468@cam.ac.uk. Ms … More Women in Japanese Studies: Paths to a Successful Career

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