Heritage from the margins? Shuri Castle and the Politics of Memory

Kyushu University Border Studies will host this exciting interdisciplinary Workshop on the borders of memory present at Shuri Castle, in partnership with IMAP, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia. It is an Association for Borderlands Studies Japan Chapter Event.

Workshop Organizers:

Ran Zwigenberg (Pennsylvania State University)

Victoria Young (University of Cambridge)

Edward Boyle (Kyushu University)

Provisional Schedule (All times Japan Standard Time)

Friday 5 March

INTRODUCTION FROM THE ORGANIZERS – 17:00-17:10 JST

SITUATING SHURI – 17:10-18:50 JST

  • Ginoza Ayano (University of the Ryukyus)
  • Maetakenishi Kazuma (Nihon University)
  • Ra Mason (University of East Anglia)
  • Sakuma Sayaka (Osaka City University)
  • Tomochi Masaki (Okinawa International University)

Moderated by Victoria Young

A GLOBAL HERITAGE SITE – 19:00-19:50 JST

  • Simon Kaner (Sainsbury Institute and the University of East Anglia)
  • Kono Toshiyuki (Kyushu University, ICOMOS)

Moderated by Ellen Van Goethem (Kyushu University)

HISTORICAL AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES – 20:00-21:40 JST

  • Justin Aukema (Kyoto Women’s University)
  • Oleg Benesch (University of York)
  • Matsuda Hiroko (Kobe Gakuin University)
  • Travis Seifman (University of Tokyo)
  • Eriko Tomizawa-Kay (University of East Anglia)

Moderated by Ran Zwigenberg

Saturday 6 March

THE MARGINS OF OKINAWA AND JAPAN – 09:00-11:00 JST

  • Gerald Figal (Vanderbilt University)
  • Tze May Loo (University of Richmond)
  • Wendy Matsumura (University of California San Diego)
  • Chris Nelson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Gregory Smits (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Amanda Mayer Stinchecum (Independent Scholar)

Moderated by Edward Boyle

Supported by “Resilient Material” QR Program (Qdai-jump Research Program) no. 02101 and「九州大学ウェビナー100」funding.

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