Seminars

  • Founded
    1960
  • Seminar Number
    445

The Modern Japan Seminar is concerned with the history, politics, society, and culture of Japan from the late nineteenth century to the present. It emphasizes interdisciplinary dialogue among historians, anthropologists, sociologists, literary critics and other scholars from the New York area institutions. The seminar meets regularly to discuss a paper from a work in progress by a member or invited speaker. Pre-circulation of papers and discussant comments encourage in-depth discussion and debate.

Seminar Website


Chair
Professor Sarah Kovner
sck25@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Jason Butters
jgb2157@columbia.edu

Meeting Schedule

09/07/2022
5:30 PM
Japanese Anti-Racism and its Global Expansion in the Wake of World War I
Steffen Rimner, University College Dublin

Tatiana Linkhoeva, NYU



11/16/2022 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Eugenic Protection Laws: Enacted in Japan and Suspended in Okinawa
Maho Toyoda, Waseda

Annmaria Shimabuku , NYU



01/18/2023 IAB, Room 918, Columbia University / Zoom
6:30 PM
Democracy? We Deliver': Race, Morale, and Total War in the Pacific
Ran Zwigenberg, Pennsylvania State University

Kirsten Ziomek, Adelphi



02/08/2023 IAB, Room 918, Columbia University / Zoom
6:30 PM
TBD
Hirokazu Yoshie, Soka University, Japan




03/27/2023 IAB, Room 918, Columbia University / Zoom
6:30 PM
TBD
Tomoko Akami, The Australian National University