BMC to Host Conference on Japanese Cities in Global Context in Late February

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 5:44 pm.

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An interdisciplinary conference and workshop focused on Japanese cities in international perspective will feature a series of panels and a workshop presented by academics from across the globe at Bryn Mawr College in late February. Beginning on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. in Carpenter Library Room 21, the “Japanese Cities in Global Context” symposium is a two-day event, ending with sessions on Monday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Gateway Conference Room.

After a brief introduction, experts will discuss topics in two broad categories: “Historical Developments” and “Spatial Links and Networks.” Participants include scholars from the University of Tokyo, the University of Munich, Lyon 2 University, and Liverpool University, as well as professors from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore and other colleges and universities around the United States.

Each panel is followed by a brief open-discussion and comments session, which is facilitated by five of the panelists.

The first day of the symposium concludes with a 7:30 p.m. dinner. The event resumes on Monday with a workshop and discussion about the common themes and potential of publication outlets devoted to this research area. A complete schedule of Sunday’s presentations is available on the College’s online calendar.

Working in conjunction with Bryn Mawr’s Growth and Structure and Cities Department to sponsor this event are a Mellon Tri-Co Seed Grant, the Lee Frank Lecture Fund at Swarthmore College, the Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr College, the East Asian Studies Department at Haverford College, the Japanese Section of the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at Swarthmore College, and the Bryn Mawr College Provost’s Office.

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