Call for Applications: Online Summer Programme in Japanese Cultural Studies 2021

On behalf of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures and the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia, I am pleased to announce that applications are now open for our Online Summer Programme in Japanese Cultural Studies 2021, a free online course that will be running from Monday 12th July to Friday 23rd July 2021. This programme is open to anyone with an interest in Japan and Japanese culture, with no expectation of prior study or knowledge of Japanese culture or Japanese language required. Please share this with anyone you think will be interested.

Online Summer Programme in Japanese Cultural Studies 2021

Science, Sport, and Sustainability: Towards an Interdisciplinary Future in Japanese Studies

Programme dates: 12 – 23 July 2021

The programme will be organised around three core themes: science, sport, and sustainability. In particular, the programme will approach these from an interdisciplinary arts and humanities perspective and explore the interrelationships between science and humanities. These themes are particularly appropriate in 2021, where we find ourselves in the midst of a global crisis, the coronavirus pandemic. It is also an Olympic year, with Tokyo hosting the postponed 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. In these difficult times, it is vital that we build resilience, promote wellbeing, and look towards a sustainable and responsible future, in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The course will be directed by Professor Simon Kaner, Executive Director of the Sainsbury Institute and Director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at UEA, Dr Christopher J. Hayes, and Dr Matsuba Ryoko. The programme will offer the chance for digital encounters with academics from both organisations. There will also be opportunities to engage online with participants from around the world and to join a growing network of programme alumni.

The Online Summer Programme in Japanese Cultural Studies will include a guided and interactive exploration of digital resources available for the field, including materials from the Sainsbury Institute’s world-renowned collections. While much of the content can be accessed at a time most convenient to the participant, there will be daily live sessions through Zoom, held at 13:00 BST. Participants who engage with all aspects of the programme will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Applications are now open through the website below. The deadline for applications is Friday 28th May

For more information and to apply, visit: Info: 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Christopher Hayes through the email address below.

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