POSTPONED – Performing Memory: Artistic Production and Religious Practice at the Kofukuji Nan’endo – with Yen-Yi Chan

Monday 20 April 2020

This talk explores the interplay between memory and materiality, examining the process in which memory of the Northern Fujiwara clan became identified with the Nan’endo (Southern Round Hall), at Kofukuji temple in Nara, and was transformed and reshaped along with the history of the hall from the ninth to the eleventh century.

Lecture with Elizabeth Kramer

Monday 15 June 2020

Elizabeth Kramer is a Senior Lecturer of Design History at Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. She is interested in how the materiality of garments can be used to understand cultural flows and transcultural identities, and is currently focusing on the fashionable kimono and sukajan.

Performing Memory: Artistic Production and Religious Practice at the Kofukuji Nan’endo – with Yen-Yi Chan

Monday 20 July 2020

This talk explores the interplay between memory and materiality, examining the process in which memory of the Northern Fujiwara clan became identified with the Nan’endo (Southern Round Hall), at Kofukuji temple in Nara, and was transformed and reshaped along with the history of the hall from the ninth to the eleventh century.

No Laughing Matter. The Role of the Comedian in Japan – with Till Weingärtner

Monday 21 December 2020

For several years, Japanese stand-up comedians have also found success on the domestic book market. Benefiting from their popularity and constant presence in the media, publications by comedians-authors often turn into media sensations.

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