16 January, 2018

All academic fields!?

I just decided to join in a symposium of researchers from all 79 academic fields in Japan.

I don't aim to confirm "the quest for truth" and others, but this is a very good occasion that I can get what to study researchers in other academic fields are conducting now. It may be related our integrated studies of cultural and research resources.

I'm very looking forward to seeing which directions this symposium will go.

(Sorry I cannot find any English information)
Symposium of researchers from all academic fields in Japan
Date and hours: February 22 (Thu), 2018, 13:00-16:00
Venue: Symposium Hall, Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation 5F, Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University

13 January, 2018

Shoso-in Monjo Cloud Funding

A project preserving and replicating "Shoso-in Monjo" at the National Museum of Japanese History starts conducting cloud funding from this coming January 15. 

This project aims to preserve the Shoso-in Monjo, which is the oldest paper archive in Japan (1300 years ago), for the future studies and the case of disaster.

So sorry that I cannot find any English information, but I'm showing this Japanese information here.

Project details:
Cloud Funding:

AHA18 (132nd Annual Meeting of American Historical Association)

It is a little bit late for season greeting, but I would say a happy new year.

From January 4th (Thu) to 7th (Sun), as our museum task, I went to attend AHA18 (132nd Annual Meeting of American Historical Association) in Washington.

My colleagues presented the following on 5th.

Kiyonori Nagasaki, Naoki Kokaze, Makoto Goto. Markup for Ancient Japanese Transactions through Engi-Shiki. AHA Session 56 "Facilitating Global Historical Research on the Semantic Web: MEDEA (Modeling Semantically Enhanced Digital Edition of Accounts)".

I'm not familiar with studies on digital humanities, but this session was exciting.

Indeed, this meeting had no archaeological sessions, but some of sessions were helpful for my studies and our museum project.

The news said "Frozen America" during my stay in Washington, and I felt truly freezing days. But I went to see museums and sightseeing places.