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

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