KAFS 8th Session ’MAGNUM PHOTOS’ Film Screening
KAFS (Kumamoto Anthropology Film Society) holds the 8th session as follows.
Date/time: Friday, April 28 17:30-19:30
Place: Classroom 1A in the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies
Target: Open event for the community as well as KU students, faculty and staff
See the link below for the details;
Magnum is a co-operative of elite documentary photographers founded in 1947. Magnum photographers are best known for using powerful imagery of the human condition, conflicts, and major world events and using photojournalism as a tool to tell the stories of others.
This film is about the creative and in-depth documentary work that Magnum photographers engage in to produce some of the world’s most striking images.（Joshua Rickard）
Lunch Live! english- TALKmon Special Edition ‘Musicmon’
The College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies will have a lunchtime concert to welcome you back to school after the ‘Golden Week’ vacation, according to the schedule below.
Please come to the lounge area, bring your own lunch and enjoy the nice trio music by Sayuri on the marimba, Toku-san on drums, and Dr. Chan on the piano.
The regular english-TALKmon activity is canceled for the day.
-Date/time: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 12:00-12:45
-Place: Lounge area, the College of Cross Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies
-Target: Students and faculty, staff members of Kumamoto University
-Contact: The administrative office of the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies: glc★kumamoto-u.ac.jp (change ★→＠)
Phone # 096-342-2092
Go Global Seminar – KUMADAI Global Youth Campus
Kumamoto University will be holding “Go Global Seminar” as an event of KUMADAI Global Youth Campus.
We invite you to the event, as shown.
Poster [PDF 4.2MB]
■Date: Friday, January 27, 2017 16:00-17:30
●Prof. Marcelo J. Kuroda (Tulane University, USA)
“My Scientific Journey between Eastern and Western Cultures”
●Prof. Mark Williams (University of Leeds, UK)
“From Bungotai to Akita-ben: A Journey in Search of Cultural Competence”
Participation is free of charge! Anybody is welcome to join.
If you would like to apply, please click on the following link to register.
Soseki Global Cafe
A Natstume Soseki themed haiku reading and international traditional Korean cooking event will be held at the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies on November 4 (Fri.) and November 5 (Sat.)
Friday November 4, Saturday November 5
“Natsume Soseki Haiku Relay ①” (10:00 – 11:30)
・Enjoy reading haiku written by Natsume Soseki and winners of the International “Kusamakura” Haiku Competition in both English and Japanese! (Haiku will be prepared for you to read)
・Participants will receive a prize after reading!
“Learn How to Make Traditional Korean Food” (11:30 – 13:30)
・Watch and learn as Korean international students make toppoki, sudubu jigae, and chijimi!
・Enjoy eating the food afterward!
“Natsume Soseki Haiku Relay ②” (13:30 – 15:00)
Other Events (All Day)
Traditional games will also be held throughout the day. Feel free to join any time!
Presentations about study abroad will also be held throughout the day.
Kumamoto University College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies
(Kumamoto University North Kurokami Campus)
For further access information： http://www.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/campusjouhou (Japanese)
Participation is free of charge! Anybody is welcome to join.
If you would like to apply, please click on the following link to register. Walk-in participation is also accepted.
Kumamoto University College of Cross Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies
Address: 2-40-1, Kurokami, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-shi
Film Screening and Discussion
The Cultural Anthropology Laboratory of the Faculty of Letters along with the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies at Kumamoto University will hold a special event of the Kumamoto Anthropology Film Society (KAFS)，as follows:
- Firekeepers (57 Minutes)
- Kids Got a Song to Sing (37 Minutes)
Thursday, November 17, 17:30－20:00
Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto
There is no need to make reservations, people who are not affiliated with Kumamoto University are also welcome. We look forward to sharing good discussions with you!
※There will be discussion with the films’ directors after the screening.
Demo Lessons of the Classes for Terms 3-4The College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies
The College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies will hold an orientation and demo lessons according to the schedule below.
Please come and experience the classes in English for Terms 3 and 4.
Demo lessons will be conducted in English with some support in Japanese. We will also have a short concert performed by teachers of the College after demo lessons.
Come to the College building to enjoy meeting the faculty and Japanese students, and to experience classes offered in English.
■Dates： (1)Tuesday, October 4 16:10-17:10
(2)Wednesday, October 5 16:10-17:10
**Contents of both dates are almost the same, but Professor Koike will do a demo lesson only on October 5.
■Place： The lounge on the first floor of the College of
Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies
■Target students： Students affiliated with Kumamoto University
**Actual classes can only be registered by undergraduate students, but graduate school
students are also welcome to join the event, and most classes accept auditors.
Kumamoto Anthropology Film Society (KAFS) Session #3
熊本大学グローバル教育カレッジと文学部文化人類学研究室は、「熊本人類学映画会」 Kumamoto Anthropology Film Series（KAFS）の第3回イベントを次の通り実施します。
The Cultural Anthropology Laboratory of the Faculty of Letters along with the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies at Kumamoto University will hold the third event of the Kumamoto Anthropology Film Society (KAFS)，as follows:
Les maîtres fous (狂気の主人たち／The Mad Sisters)
Tuesday, August 30, 17:30～
Classroom 1A in the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies
There is no need to make reservations, people who are not affiliated with Kumamoto University are also welcome. We look forward to sharing good films and discussions with you!
Kumamoto Anthropology Film Society（KAFS) 2nd Film Screening Session
The Cultural Anthropology Laboratory of the Facutly of Letters along with the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies at Kumamoto University will hold the second event of the Kumamoto Anthropology Film Society (KAFS)，as follows:
|Title||Bethel: Community and Schizophrenia in Northern Japan (Japanese with English subtitles, 40min.)|
|Date & Time||5:30PM to 7:30PM, Wednesday July 27|
|Venue||Classroom 1A in the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies|
Professor Karen Nakamura (Berkeley University) is a well-known cultural/ visual-anthropologist in the study of disability. In our session, Nakamura’s work which shoots a community of the people with schizophrenia called ‘Bethel’ will be screened. Human disability is tended to be broadcasted one-sided by its striking clinical picture and suffering through the media. But in this film, we can see the other aspects such as the ordinary life of the people living in Bethel, their thought, smiles, humanities, and interaction with researcher Nakamura. Because it can stigmatize the subject and create new discriminations, documenting and publishing disability is an exceedingly sensitive and difficult theme. However, Nakamura’s work is an experiment how record disability in their ordinary life and open to the public and teaches us the ambiguity of the boundary between ‘healthy’ and ‘disability’. Besides her work, we will view a short clip of storytelling of a Hansen disease patient (DVD is borrowed from National Hansen Disease Museum) and discuss the issue how patients talk about themselves and show their own figure to the public. (Kamuro)