April 11, 2014 Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Organized by Anton Schweizer, 2012-2014 IFA/Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow RSVP is required. Please find instructions below. Japan is widely regarded as an exemplar in terms of the preservation of material integrity, the perpetuation of historical production techniques and the responsible preservationContinue Reading

 Fuyubi Nakamura, Institute for Art Anthropology at Tama Art University, Tokyo Utstau Isatomae, Minamisanriku, Miyagi, June 2011 What would we look for if our hometown were swept away? Memory in material form? The tsunami—triggered by the massive earthquake that hit north-eastern Japan on 11 March last year—ruthlessly swallowed up several townsContinue Reading

Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan Convenors: Professor Yoko Hayami and Dr Loh Kah Seng 16-17 January 2013 The workshop invites papers that undertake inter-disciplinary and transnational approaches to the study of natural disasters. It aims to historically contextualise the causes and consequences of disasters and to compare themContinue Reading