Call for Applications: 7th Summer School in Japanese Early Modern Palaeography

The Seventh Summer School in Japanese Early Modern Palaeography will run between Monday 10 August and Friday 21 August 2020.

Core contents of the Summer School

As always our Summer School focuses on Edo-period materials. Our sustained work in teaching what we call holistic palaeographic literacy  総合的な和本リテラシー has resulted in a programme that works very effectively. In the seventy-two hours of tuition that we offer, we devote roughly the same amount of hours to the three linguistic/palaeographic areas of wabun in cursive (kuzushiji and hentaigana), kanbun in non-cursive and sōrōbun in cursive. We also actively encourage participants to explore research questions in the field of Japanese early-modern palaeography.

You can read more about our teaching philosophy in the forthcoming number of the journal Shomotsugaku 書物学 no.9, October 2016.

The theme of this year summer school is Daily life in Edo-period Japan 江戸時代の庶民生活 (III). As every year we cover new materials, so that returning participants can benefit as well.

For more information, visit: https://wakancambridge.com/

Deadline: 1 February 2020

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