Conference Outline

Thursday, June 1, 2017

08:30-17:30: Pre-Conference Tour of Nara (optional extra)


Friday, June 2, 2017

09:00-10:00: Conference Registration | Open Studio
Coffee will be served from 09:00

10:00-10:30: Announcements & Welcome Address | Prokofiev Hall

10:30-11:30: Keynote Presentation | Prokofiev Hall
Precarious Futures, Precarious Pasts: Migritude and Planetarity
Gaurav Desai, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

11:30-12:00: IAFOR Documentary Photography Award
Winners' Screening followed by Conference Photograph

12:00-13:30: Lunch Break

13:30-14:15: Featured Presentation | Prokofiev Hall
Buddhist Terrorism?
Brian Victoria, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, UK

14:15-14:45: Featured Presentation | Prokofiev Hall
“(…) For Those in Peril on the Sea”: The Important Role of Surgeons on Convict Transports
Sue Ballyn, University of Barcelona, Spain

14:45-15:15: Coffee Break

15:15-16:45: Featured Panel Presentation | Prokofiev Hall
The Challenges of Doing Cultural Studies Today
Donald E. Hall, Lehigh University, USA
Sue Ballyn, University of Barcelona, Spain
Yasue Arimitsu, Doshisha University, Japan

17:00-18:30: Conference Welcome Reception & Poster Session | Grand Salon

19:00-21:00: Conference Dinner (Optional Ticketed Event)
Meeting time & location: 18:15 at Art Center Kobe (2F lobby)
Group leaves for restaurant at 18:30.


Saturday, June 3, 2017

10:00-12:00: Parallel Sessions

11:30-12:00: Spotlight Presentation | Room 505 (5F)
Cross-Cultural Engagement and Media Integration in Japan and East Asia
Seiko Yasumoto

12:00-13:30: Lunch Break

12:00-13:00: Sadō Workshop (Japanese Tea Ceremony) | Room 504

13:00-14:30: Parallel Sessions

14:30-14:45: Coffee Break

14:45-16:45: Parallel Sessions

16:45-17:00: Coffee Break

17:00-18:30: Parallel Sessions


Sunday, June 4, 2017

09:00-10:30: Parallel Sessions

10:30-10:45: Coffee Break

11:45-12:15: Spotlight Presentation | Room 503 (5F)
Not Just Your Average Cartoon – “Mainzelmännchen” As Agents of Conservative TV Propaganda
Holger Briel

10:45-12:15: Parallel Sessions

12:15-13:45: Lunch Break

13:30-15:30: Parallel Sessions

15:30-15:45: Coffee Break

15:45-16:30: Conference Closing Address | Room 504


The full Conference Programme is available on the Final Programme page.