The Japan Committee of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the 2016 Early Modern Japan Summer Workshop: Reading Kuzushiji. The workshop will meet from June 13-17. The workshop will be led by Professor Aratake Ken’ichiro of Tohoku University’s Northeast Asia Center. We invite applicants who are interested in reading print and manuscript materials from the Tokugawa and early Meiji periods. The workshop is open to faculty, graduate students, librarians, and curators. Please note that the workshop will be conducted in Japanese and participants should have a working knowledge of classical grammar and some familiarity with hentaigana. There is a $100 program fee that covers copy costs and lunch each day. Applications can be submitted online at https://japanatchicago.wufoo.com/forms/reading-kuzushiji-summer-2016/
Modest funds are available to assist faculty and graduate students coming from institutions unable to offer support.
For more information, please consult the workshop website (https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/kuzushiji/). Additional inquiries can be directed to the workshop organizer, Professor Susan Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org). The application deadline is May 1, 2016.