SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

A Celebration of 40 Years of the SOAS Japan Research Centre

40th celebration

Date: 10 October 2018Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 10 October 2018Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Celebration

The SOAS Japan Research Centre was established in May 1978 and commenced activities in the Autumn term of 1978. 

JRC academic members will give visual presentations providing insight into the various fields of research and activity in Japanese Studies covered at SOAS.


19:00:  Doors Open

19:10:  Welcome and Overview of 40 years of the Japan Research Centre (JRC)
             Helen Macnaughtan, JRC Chair

19:20:  Opening Remarks by Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan in the UK

19:25 - 20:10:  Presentations by JRC academic members giving insight into the fields of research and activity in Japanese Studies at SOAS:

     Andrew Gerstle (Text and Performance)
     Lucia Dolce (Religion)
     Timon Screech (Art History)
     Christopher Gerteis (History)
     Helen Macnaughtan (Gender and Work)
     Griseldis Kirsch (Media)
     Ryotaro Mihara (Anime)
     Fabio Gygi (Anthropology)

 20:15:  Drinks Reception, BGLT Foyer, Sponsored by Sake Samurai

Organiser: SOAS Japan Research Centre

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