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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

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■Contents

●Prof. Marcelo J. Kuroda (Tulane University, USA)
“My Scientific Journey between Eastern and Western Cultures”

Presentation file

●Prof. Mark Williams (University of Leeds, UK)
“From Bungotai to Akita-ben: A Journey in Search of Cultural Competence”

Presentation file

Participation

Participation is free of charge!  Anybody is welcome to join.

If you would like to apply, please click on the following link to register. 

Click here to register.

Go Global Seminar

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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.)

 

Contents

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.

 

Location
Kumamoto University College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies
(Kumamoto University North Kurokami Campus)

地図

For further access information: http://www.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/campusjouhou (Japanese)

 

 

Participation

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.

Click here to register.

 

Contact
Kumamoto University College of Cross  Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies
Address: 2-40-1, Kurokami, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-shi
860-8555 JAPAN
Phone: 096-342-2091
Email: gji-ryugaku@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

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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:

 

Title

  • Firekeepers  (57 Minutes)

Director

Rosella Ragazzi

  • Kids Got a Song to Sing (37 Minutes)

Director

Itsushi Kawase

 

Date

Thursday, November 17, 17:30-20:00

 

Venue

Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto

 

Other Information

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.

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Demo Lessons of the Classes for Terms 3-4 The 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.    

 

★Demo Lessons Information in English: PDF



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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:

 

タイトル (Title)

Les maîtres fous (狂気の主人たち/The Mad Sisters)

(フランス語、英語字幕28分)

 

作者 (Director)

Jean Rouch

 

日時 (Date)

8月30日(火)17:30-19:30

Tuesday, August 30, 17:30~

 

場所(Venue)

グローバル教育カレッジ棟 1A教室

Classroom 1A in the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies

 

その他(Other Information)

予約不要、学内外のどなたでも参加可能です。ご興味のある方は是非ご参加ください。

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!

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  ①日本語    ②英語

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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:


TitleBethel: Community and Schizophrenia in Northern Japan (Japanese with English subtitles, 40min.)
Date & Time5:30PM to 7:30PM, Wednesday July 27
VenueClassroom 1A in the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies
Information

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)

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Folk Music Seminar & Performance

Dr. Rickard and Dr. Chan of the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies will hold a public seminar in English with Mr. DiSanto, followed by a short performance.

 

The topic of the seminar will be innovation through culture and the revitalization of folkways through music. Participation is open to Kumamoto University faculty and students, as well as the general public of Kumamoto.

 

Date: Thursday, July 7 from 12:50 to 14:20

 

Location: Classroom 1A, College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies

Nick DiSanto Performance Poster

 

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【Event Information】Kumamoto Anthropology Film Society(KAFS) First Film Screening Session

The College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies and Faculty of Letters Cultural Anthropology Laboratory of Kumamoto University have launched Kumamoto Anthropology Film Society (KAFS).  The first event by KAFS will take place as followings.

At the first gathering of KAFS, we will show the classic movie in ethnographic film, “Man of Aran”, 1934, English, 73 minutes of Robert Flaherty.  Partial scenes from “Nanook of the far north” of the same director (Nanook of the north, 1992, English 78 minutes) will also be shown in the session. There will also be a session by Joshua Rickard Ph.D. and Professor Katsuhiko Keida. Please look forward to the event.

 

 

ARAN

 

 
■Title:  First Session: “Ethno-Fiction: The films of Robert Flaherty”

■Date: Wednesday, June 29, 17:30-19:30

■Venue: 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! 

 

 

 

 

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