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Japan Research Centre

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2018

January

10/01/18
17/01/18
24/01/18
31/01/18

February

20/02/18
  • The Death of Landscape in Post-War Japanese Art and Visual Culture
  • Michio Hayashi
  • Three historically important incidents occurred almost simultaneously in the realm of contemporary art and visual culture around 1970 in Japan: these incidents have neither been analyzed as belonging to a larger epistemic shift nor studied together as forming a symptomatic triad to indicate the nature of that shift.

21/02/18
28/02/18

March

13/03/18
  • CANCELLED: Air Art, Expanded Cinema and Intermedia in 1960s Japan
  • Julian Ross, Research Fellow, Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster
  • This event has been CANCELLED.

    This presentation will explore how the interaction between air art and expanded cinema materialised Japan’s understanding of intermedia arts (intāmedia).

14/03/18
21/03/18

April

June

July

30/07/18
  • Shakuhachi Symposium at SOAS
  • Keynotes speakers include Prof Shimura Satoshi (Osaka University of Fine Arts) and Dr David W. Hughes (SOAS).

September

20/09/18
  • Countdown to kickoff: Japan's rugby history one year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup
  • Helen Macnaughtan (SOAS), J. Simon Rofe (SOAS), Phil McGowan (World Rugby Museum, Twickenham), Simon Chadwick (Salford University Manchester), Hilary Frank (Cornwall Council)
  • This event, exactly one year out from the start of the 2019 fixtures, will reflect on the history of rugby in Japan and the potential impact of hosting this sports mega-event.

October

03/10/18