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Cultures in Translation: World History – World Literature – World Society. Japan. Germany and the World in a Transcultural Comparison.

Tokyo, October 10-11, Ito Hall, The University of Tokyo

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  • Organization: Section I: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science Council of Japan (SCJ), German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
  • Date/time: 2019.10.10 (Thu) 9:30 – 17:15 (doors open 9:00)
    2019.10.11 (Fr) 9:00 – 12:30 (doors open 8:30)
  • Venue: Ito Hall, The University of Tokyo

Following the DFG-symposium „The Impact of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Discussing Germany and Japan.“ supported by the Science Council of Japan in November 2017 the second German-Japanese symposium „Cultures in Translation: World History – World Literature – World Society. Japan“ in October 2019 will deepen the discussions among scholars from Germany and Japan.

The symposium consists of a science policy and a scientific part that raises the following questions:

  • To what extent and in what sense can we talk about global history, world literature and global society today?
  • What form does transculturality take today and in which of these three areas is it primarily visible?
  • What similarities exist between Japan and Germany with regard to the handling of transculturality and global history, literature and society?

Programme (short version)

MC:

  • Satoko Fujiwara (Chairperson of Section I, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science Council of Japan, Professor, The University of Tokyo)

10th October 2019 (Thu)

9:30 Greeting Prof. Dr. Iwao Sato (Chairperson of Section I, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science Council of Japan)

9:45 Keynote speech Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider (DFG-President)

10:15 Paneldiscussion „Developments in the humanities and social sciences in Germany and Japan, current situation and issues“

  • Prof. Dr. Julika Griem (DFG-Vice President)
  • Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (Leipzig University)
  • Prof. Dr. Kumie Inose (former Vice President SCJ)
  • Prof. Shunya Yoshimi (Vice President The University of Tokyo)

12:15 Lunch break

13:00 Panel 1 „World orders in a transcultural engagement between universalisation and particularisation“

  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Nadin Heé (FU Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Ryuto Shimada (The University of Tokyo)
  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Hedinger (LMU Munich)
  • Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch (Basel University)
  • Prof. Dr. Mariko Iijima (Sophia University)

15:15 Panel 2 „World literature today: Writing between cultures”

  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Henrieke Stahl (Trier University)
  • Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Zymner (Wuppertal University)
  • Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (Erlangen-Nürnberg University)
  • Prof. Dr. Mitsuyoshi Numano (The University of Tokyo)
  • Prof. Hitoshi Hongo (Tokyo Denki Universität)

17:15 End

Oktober 11th 2019 (Fr)

9:00 Panel 3 „Communication conditions of world society: Global categories and cultural translations“

  • Chair: Prof. Dr. Christoph Kleine und Prof. Dr. Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (Leipzig University )
  • Prof. Dr. Takemitsu Morikawa (Keio University)
  • Prof. Dr. Shingo Shimada (Düsseldorf University)
  • Prof. Dr. Rudolf Stichweh (Bonn University)
  • Dr. Doris Bachmann-Medick (Gießen University)

12:30 End

Contact

German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) Office Japan