Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji

The University of Chicago’s Committee on Japanese Studies invites applications to its 2013 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop:  Reading Kuzushiji.  Led by Professor Suzuki Jun of the National Institute of Japanese Literature (Kokubungaku Kenkyuu Shiryoukan), the workshop will be devoted to reading Japanese block-printed texts that take the form of reproduced handwriting.  The workshop will meet Monday-Friday from June 10th-22nd for three hours of instruction each day, and will conclude with an informal symposium on Saturday, June 22nd.

The workshop is open to graduate students and faculty who are working on or plan to work with Edo period materials, including those working in the fields of history, literature, and art history.  There is no cost for the workshop itself, but participants will be asked to cover the costs of their airfare, campus housing, and meals.  Funds are available to assist graduate students and faculty coming from institutions that are unable to offer support.

For more information and the application form, please visit the workshop website:

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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