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Notifications regarding past study meetings, symposia, and academic conferences.

Core Research Project meetings

Friday, March 11~Sunday, March 13, 2016
《International Symposium》Authentic Change in the Transmission of Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Date: Friday-Sunday, 11-13 March 2016
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
International Forum "Thinking about Cultural Heritage Regimes; a discussion with Prof. Regina Bendix"
  • Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
  • Venue:Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, September 20~Sunday, September 21, 2015
Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics Festa (SSLL4)
  • Date: Sunday, September 20 - Monday, September 21, 2015
  • Venue: Auditorium, National Museum of Ethnology
  • With Live Streaming on Ustream!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Fifth International Workshop, “Collaboration with Source Communities in the Exhibition of Collections and Media in Ethnological Museums”
  • Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:00 - 18:00
  • Venue:Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, February 7, 2015
《International Forum》Cultural Heritage and Museums in Conflict-Affected Areas
  • Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015 13:30 - 16:20
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, October 4~Sunday, October 5, 2014
The 3rd International Symposium on Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL3) "Language Description, Documentation and Conservation and Cross-modal Typology"
  • Date: Friday, October 3 - Monday, October 6, 2014
  • Venue: Auditorium, National Museum of Ethnology
Monday, May 19, 2014
International Colloquium "Art and Anthropology"
  • Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
  • Venue:Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Monday, March 3~Friday, March 7, 2014
International Workshop “Computers and documentation: establishment and use of digital data on ethnological materials
  • Date: Monday, March 3 - Friday, March 7, 2014
  • Venue:Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, February 22~Sunday, February 23, 2014
《International Symposium》Social movements and the production of knowledge: Politics, identity and social change in East Asia
  • Date: Saturday, February 22 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Sunday, February 23, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, December 1, 2013
MINPAKU Seminar: Linguistics in Daily Life "Language Disorders and Linguistics"
Thursday, October 24, 2013
New advances in the study of Toledo's resettlement policy
  • Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Sunday, October 13~Monday, October 14, 2013
《International Conference》Culture of the peoples of Siberia and the Russian Far East in museum collections: methods of collection, preservation and exhibition
  • Date: Sunday, October 13 - Monday, October 14, 2013
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Friday, September 27~Sunday, September 29, 2013
Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics (SSLL) Festa at Minpaku 2013
  • Date: Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29, 2013
  • Venue: Conference Room and lecture hall, National Museum of Ethnology
Monday, May 27~Tuesday, May 28, 2013
《International Symposium》Can Cultural Heritage Forge Communities? Efforts in Africa
  • Date: Monday, May 27 - Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, January 26, 2013
《International Symposium》Cargo Cults and Contemporary Conflicts in Pacific Societies: Seeking a Path of Coexistence in the Age of Globalization
  • Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, December 15, 2012
《International Symposium》Practicing Anthropology for Global Supporting: Planning a Career in Research and International Support Activities
  • Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, November 24~Sunday, November 25, 2012
《International Symposium》Chinese Society and Ethnicity: Anthropological Frameworks and Case Studies
  • Date: Saturday, November 24 - Sunday, November 25, 2012
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, November 11, 2012
《International Symposium》 Healing Alternatives: Care and Education as a Cultural Life-style
  • Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, November 3, 2012
《International Workshop》Living with Asian Textiles
  • Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:00a.m. – 5:10p.m.
  • Venue: Auditorium of the National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, March 7, 2012
《International Symposium》Designing Inclusive Environments and Services for Lifelong Learning and Care
  • Date: Sunday, March 7, 2012
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, March 3, 2012
《International Symposium》Designing Inclusive Environments and Services for Lifelong Learning and Care
  • Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
  • Venue: Auditorium, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, November 7, 2010
《International Symposium》Towards a Society that Lives in Hope: Thoughts on Well-being and Civil Society in Sweden and Japan
  • Date: Sunday, November 7, 2010
  • Venue: Auditorium, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, October 30~Sunday, October 31, 2010
《International Forum》Movie Screening and International Symposium The World of El Anatsui
  • Date: Saturday, October 30 - Sunday, October 31, 2010
  • Venue: Auditorium, National Museum of Ethnology: October 30
    Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology: October 31
Saturday, June 26, 2010
《International Forum》Repatriation and the Second Life of Heritage: Return of the Masks in Kodiak, Alaska
  • Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010
  • Venue: Auditorium, National Museum of Ethnology
Monday, December 7~Tuesday, December 8, 2009
《International Symposium》The Future of Anthropology and Ethnological Museum
  • Date: Monday, December 7 - Tuesday, December 8, 2009
  • Venue: Monday, December 7: Siran Kaikan of Kyoto University
    Tuesday, December 8: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Thursday, March 5~Friday, March 6, 2009
《International Symposium》Methodologies in Determining Morphosyntactic Change: Case Studies and Cross-linguistic Applications
  • Date: Thursday, March 5 - Friday, March 6, 2009
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, February 28~Sunday, March 1, 2009
《International Workshop》Anthropology of Life-design and Well-being
  • Date: Saturday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1, 2009
  • Venue: Soushikan Conference Room, Kinugasa campus, Ritsumeikan University
Friday, February 27, 2009
《International Workshop》The Thoughts of Well-being and the Co-working of Citizens: Alternative Care Practices in Canada and Denmark
  • Date: Friday, February 27, 2009
  • Venue: Conference Room 3, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, December 1~Sunady, December 2, 2007
《International Workshop》The 5th International Workshop on Development Cooperation "International Cooperation of the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and NGOs in the Netherlands and World Bank"
  • Date: Saturday, December 1 - Sunady, December 2, 2007
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Thursday, May 31~Friday, June 1, 2007
《Symposia and Forums》Transnational Migration in East Asia: Japan in Comparative Focus
  • Date: Thursday, May 31 - Friday, June 1, 2007
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Monday, March 26~Wednesday, March 28, 2007
《International Symposium》Immigration and Change in Regions and Nations
  • Date: Monday, March 26 - Wednesday, March 28, 2007
  • Venue: Conference Room 6, National Museum of Ethnology
Monday, March 26~Tuesday, March 27, 2007
《Workshop》Commemorative Forum to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Opening of the Museum "Multicultural Education in Japan: The Case of Ainu Culture"
  • Date: Monday, March 26 - Tuesday, March 27, 2007
  • Venue: National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, March 10, 2007
《Open Symposium》The Goals of Fair Trade: Complex Reality and Problems
  • Date: Saturday, March 10, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
《International Symposium》Modernization under Socialism in Mongolia: A Re-appraisal of A. D. Simukov and His Works
  • Date: Sunday, February 25, 2007
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, December 9~Sunday, December 10, 2006
《Workshop》Meet in Dance, Connected in Dance (Part 2)
  • Date: Saturday, December 9 - Sunday, December 10, 2006
  • Venue: National Museum of Ethnology
Thursday, November 23~Friday, November 24, 2006
《International Symposium on Development Aid》Development Cooperation of Norway: University of Bergen, Chr. Michelsen Institute and NGOs
  • Date: Thursday, November 23 - Friday, November 24, 2006
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, Octber 21, 2006
《Open Symposium》The Practical Application of Cultural Anthropology: Contributing to Cooperation in International Development and Disaster Prevention
  • Date: Saturday, Octber 21, 2006
  • Venue: Osaka International Convension Center, Osaka
Friday, February 3~Saturday, February 4, 2006
《International Symposium》Written Cultures in Mainland Southeast Asia
  • Date: Friday, February 3 - Saturday, February 4, 2006
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, June 19, 2005
《Research Forum》The Third International Workshop on Development Aid: Development and Gender (2)
  • Date: Sunday, June 19, 2005
  • Venue: Meeting Room 1, National Museum of Ethnology
Thursday, March 24, 2005
《International Symposium》Religions, Secularism and Public Sphere
  • Date: Thursday, March 24, 2005
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, February 20, 2005
《International Workshop 2005》The Second International Workshop on Development Aid Development and Gender: Theories and Issues
  • Date: Sunday, February 20, 2005
  • Venue: Conference Room 6, National Museum of Ethnology
Thursday, January 13~Saturday, January 15, 2005
《International Symposium》Indigenous Movements in Plural Societies: The Canadian Inuit and the Ainu of Japan
  • Date: Thursday, January 13 - Saturday, January 15, 2005
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology