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Network Studies: International Conference

Women and Networks in Nineteenth Century Japan

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Sophia University, Tokyo, June 8, 2013

Bldg 12-102

The Institute of Comparative Culture research unit “network studies” hosts a one-day conference held at Sophia University on June 8, 2013. Our focus is to explore broadly the concept of women and networks in nineteenth century Japan. As one of our practices in past workshops, we maintain open to a wide range of approaches and disciplines.

PROGRAM:

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10:00 – 10:15: WELCOME ADDRESS

David SLATER (Sophia University, Director of ICC)

ŌGUCHI Yūjirō (Ochanomizu University, Emeritus)

 10:15 – 11:30: CONSTRUCTING RELATIONS THROUGH TEXTS

CHAIR: Gaye ROWLEY (Waseda University)

 Luke ROBERTS (UC Santa Barbara): “Women of the Samurai Mori House of Tosa  Domain”

 Marcia YONEMOTO (University of Colorado, Boulder): Women and the Making of  Family Networks in the Late Tokugawa Period”

 YABUTA Yutaka (Kansai University): 西谷さくと西谷家の書簡にみるネットワーク

 11:30 – 11:40: Break

11:40 – 12:40: TIES OF NUNS AND GEISHA

CHAIR: UMEZAWA Fumiko (Keisen University)

 YOKOYAMA Yuriko (Teikyō University): “A Financial Network of the Brothels in Edo: Focusing on the Shin-Yoshiwara Red Light District“

 Matt MITCHELL (Duke University): “Family and Home-leaving: the Familial Relationships of Daihongan’s Abbesses”

 12:40 – 14:00: Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00: LINKING WOMEN THROUGH EDUCATION

CHAIR: YOKOTA Fuyuhiko (Kyoto University)

 SUGANO Noriko (Teikyo University, Emerita):「女大学」の展開を読み解く

 KAWATA Atsuko (Aikoku Gakuen Junior College): “Naito Masu: The Networks of an Educator for Girls in early Meiji”

 15:00 – 15:10: Break

15:10 – 16:10: WOMEN IN HOUSEHOLDS OF SCHOLARS AND DOCTORS

CHAIR: Kate NAKAI (Sophia University, Emerita)

 Bettina GRAMLICH-OKA (Sophia University): “Tadano Makuzu and the lack of the right network”

 NISHIZAWA Naoko (Keio University):「福澤家の女性たちのネットワーク 」

 16:10 – 16:20: Break

16:20 – 17:20: WOMEN IN TIMES OF TURMOIL

CHAIR: SAKURAI Yuki (Independent Scholar)

 Laura NENZI (UT, Knoxville): “A loyalist mission behind the scenes: the many networks of Kurosawa Tokiko”

 Anne WALTHALL (UC Irvine): “Male/Female Networks: Hirata Atsutane and Orise in exile”

 17:20 – 17:45: CLOSING REMARKS AND DISCUSSION

 SHIBA Keiko (Independent Scholar)

 18:00 – 19:30: RECEPTION

University-wide Collaborative Project 学内共同研究

Historical and spatial examination of networks in Asia

東アジアをめぐるネットワークの歴史的・空間的考察

We are delighted to receive funding for our project beginning with the academic year 2012-13, which is extended for the academic year 2013-14.

Participants:

北條勝貴 (文学部史学科): 東アジアの自然環境をめぐる情報のネットワーク

飯島真里子 (外国語学部英語学科): 日本帝国勢力圏内外をめぐるネットワーク

Bettina Gramlich-Oka (国際教養学部国際教養学科): 近世の政治的なネットワーク

Our aim:

The collaborative project’s objective is the analyses of cross-cultural and cross-temporal networks.  This collaborative project is the endeavor, where we, three historians from different subfields (intellectual history and history of environment and migration), will engage in network analysis. We will apply tools, still new to the field of history, for our individual research. Our analysis will generate a new set of questions that will broaden our dealing primarily with written texts. In the end, we expect our research to become a model for other historians.