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

Past Other Project meetings

Wednesday, November 29~Friday, December 1, 2017
International Symposium “Negotiating Intangible Cultural Heritage”
  • Date: Wednesday, November 29 - Friday, December 1, 2017
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
  • Open to the public (Free/Entry via E-mail/ Max. 50 people)
Saturday, October 7~Sunday, October 8, 2017
Research Trends Round-table I 《International Symposium》 “Preservation of Cultural Heritage in a Changing World”
  • Date:October 7 - 8, 2017
  • Venue:National Museum of Ethnology, Conference Room 4
Tuesday, October 3rd~Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
《International Workshop》Reconnecting Source Communities with Museums for Education: Revitalizing Hopi Silversmithing Traditions
  • Date: Tuesday, October 3rd – Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
  • Venue: Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff, AZ, USA)
Saturday, September 23~Sunday, September 24, 2017
The 6th Meeting of Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics
  • Date: Saturday, September 23 - Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • Venue: National Museum of Ethnology, Japan

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Saturday, September 9, 2017
International Symposium: History and the Current Status of Indigenous People in Canada
  • Time: 14:00 – 16:40, September 9 (Saturday), 2017
  • Place: The 4th Seminar Room
Monday, August 28~Saturday, September 02, 2017
《International Workshop》Reconnecting Archaeological Materials with Descendant & Source Communities: Collections Review, Field Trip, Art Work Creation, and Exhibition Planning
  • Date: Monday, August 28 – Saturday, September 02, 2017
  • Venue: New Mexico State University Museum (Las Cruces, NM, USA),Mimbres sites (Mimbres, NM, USA),Geronimo Springs Museum (Truce or Consequences, NM, USA)
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Public Lectures “The Ancient Civilizations and the Present Situations in Mesoamerica and the Andes”
  • Date: Saturday, July 1 14:00 - 17:00, 2017
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
March 26, 2017(Sunday)
《Symposium by the Special Research Project of Minpaku》 Human Relationships with Animals and Plants: Perspectives of Historical Ecology
  • Date: March 26, 2017 (Sunday)
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology (NME)
    (Capacity: 60 people (entrance free))
  • Languages: Japanese & English (Simultaneous interpreters provided)
Saturday, February 25, 2017
《International Symposium》 Exploring Age-friendly Communities: Diverse People Aging in Place
  • Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology (Capacity: 80 people (entrance free))
Friday, March 11~Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25, 2016
The 5th Meeting of Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics
  • Date: Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25, 2016
  • Venue: National Museum of Ethnology, Japan
Thursday, February 11~Friday, February 12, 2016
《International Workshop》System Development for the Info-Forum Museum: Philosophy and Technique
  • Date: Friday-Sunday, 11-13 March 2016
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturaday, December 19~Sunday, December 20, 2015
The 7th INDAS International Conference 'Structural Transformation in Globalizing South Asia: Comprehensive Area Studies for Sustainable, Inclusive, and Peaceful Development’
  • Date: Saturaday, December 19 - Sunday, December 20, 2015
  • Venue: Conference Room 5, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
Friday, September 25~Sunday, September 27, 2015
How Do Biomedicines Shape Life, Sociality and Landscape in Africa?
  • Date: Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27, 2015
  • Venue:Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Los Monumentos Aztecas como Máquinas del Tiempo: Nuevas Interpretaciones de los Monolitos Arqueológicos
  • Date: Tuesday, June 2 15:00 - 18:00, 2015
  • Venue: Conference Room 6, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Public Lectures “Comparative Studies on Ancient American Civilizations: Mesoamerica and Andes“
  • Date: Tuesday, June 2 15:00 - 18:00, 2015
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, February 21~Sunday, February 22, 2015
《International Symposium》New Horizons for Asian Museums and Museology
  • Date: Saturday, February 21 9:30 - 16:30 / Sunday, February 22, 2015 9:30 - 17:30
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Friday, February 20, 2015
Analysis of Museum Environment Data for Sustainable IPM
  • Date: Friday, February 20, 2015 13:30 - 18:00
  • Venue: Conference Room 5, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, February 14, 2015
《International Symposium》Transformaciones y continuidades sociales en la formación del Estado Primario
  • Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
  • Venue: Conference Room 6, National Museum of Ethnology
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
《International Symposium》La producción de los espacios rituales en las regiones de la zona sur de los Andes
  • Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
  • Venue: Campus Innovation Center Tokyo
Saturday, December 6~Sunday, December 7, 2014
《International Symposium》Gastronomic Science and Food Museums of the World
  • Date: Saturday, December 6 - Sunday, December 7, 2014
  • Venue: Auditorium, National Museum of Ethnology
Friday, December 5, 2014~Sunday, December 7, 2014
International Workshop on Migration and the Remaking of Ethnic/ Micro-Regional Connectedness
  • Date: Friday, December 5 - Sunday, December 7, 2014
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology, December 5-6, 2014
    Tonan-tei, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University, December 7, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
International Symposium "Comparative Studies among the Formative Period Cultures in the Andes"
  • Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
  • Venue: Conference Room 6, National Museum of Ethnology
Monday, November 3, 2014
Professor Philippe Descola “Anthropology of Images”
  • Date: Monday, November 3, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Conference Room 5, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, October 5~Friday, October 10, 2014
International Workshop “Collection Review: Methodology and Effective Utilization for the Museum and the Source Community”
  • Date: Sunday, October 5 - Friday, October 10, 2014
  • Venue: 4F Seminar Room(L), 1F Reviewing Room, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, July 19~Wednesday, July 23, 2014
8th International Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) "Music and Minorities" Study Group
  • Date:July 19 - July 23, 2014
  • Venue:Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, May 18, 2014
International Symposium "An Audiovisual Exploration of Philippine Music: The Historical Contribution of Robert Garfias"
  • Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, March 1~Saturday, March 2, 2014
Individual, family and state : Interdisciplinary approach from anthropology and demography on international migration and health
  • Date: Saturday, March 1 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - / Sunday, March 2 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 2014
  • Venue:Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Tuesday, January 28, 2014~Wednesday, January 29, 2014
《International Workshop》Re-Collection and Sharing Traditional Knowledge, Memories, Information, and Images: Problem and the Prospects on Creating Collaborative Catalog
  • Date: Tuesday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  • Venue: Collection room and Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Formation of Ancient Civilizations: West Asia and Andes
  • Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Venue: JPTOWER Hall&Conference 4F Hall1
Saturday, January 11~Monday, January 13, 2014
《International Symposium》Comparative Studies of Indigenous Cultures around the North Pacific Rim: Focusing on Indigenous Rights and Marine Resource Utilization
  • Date: Saturday, January 11 - Monday, January 13, 2014
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Wednesday, January 8~Thursday, January 9, 2014
《International workshop》The Russian-Chinese Border: a ‘Strategic Partnership’ in a Mosaic of Indigenous Societies
  • Date: Wednesday, January 8 - Thursday, January 9, 2014
  • Venue: National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, October 13, 2013
《Simposio Internacional》Nuevos horizontes de los estudios de Chavín
  • Fecha: 30 de noviembre del 2013
  • Lugar: Seminar Room 6, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Shibusawa Keizo - The Great Patron of Learning
  • Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Venue: Conference Room and lecture hall, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, July 14, 2013
The Gift in Finance: Intersections of Finance and Anthropology
  • Date: Sunday, July 14, 2013 10:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, July 13, 2013
Transforming Arms into Art: Reviewing the Peace-building Project in Mozambique
  • Date: Sunday, July 13, 2013 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, March 17, 2013
《International Symposium》Exhibiting Cultures: Comparative Perspectives from Japan and Europe
  • Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, February 16, 2013
《Simposio Internacional》Diversidad y Uniformidad en el Horizonte Medio
  • Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • Venue: Conference Room 6, National Museum of Ethnology
Friday, February 15, 2013
International Symposium on the History of Mining in Mongolia
  • Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, February 10, 2013
《International Symposium》Let’s Talk about Trees
  • Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, February 2~Sunday, February 3, 2013
《International Forum》Research on Materials Related to Japan around the Baltic Sea Area
  • Date: Saturday, February 2 - Sunday, February 3, 2013
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Tuesday, January 8~Wednesday, January 9, 2013
《International Forum》International Research for Film Making, "The Tuva: Turkic People Divided between Three Countries, Russia, China and Mongolia"
  • Date: Tuesday, January 8 - Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Friday, December 21~Saturday, December 22, 2012
《International Symposium》Looking beyond the State: The Changing Forms of Inclusion and Exclusion in India
  • Date: Friday, December 21 - Saturday, December 22, 2012
  • Venue: Japhu Christian College, Kohima, India
Friday, November 30, 2012
《International Forum》A Forum for Scientific Exchange between France and Japan : A Demographic View of the World
  • Date: Friday, November 30, 2012 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Seminar Room 1, National Museum of Ethnology
Friday, November 16~Saturday, November 17, 2012
《International Symposium》Catastrophes and Constructing Communities
  • Date: Friday, November 16 - Saturday, November 17, 2012
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, November 3~Sunday, November 4, 2012
《International Symposium》Mobility of Human, Culture and Space in the Han Society: Anthropological Approach
  • Date: Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4, 2012
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, July 28~Sunday, July 29, 2012
International Symposium on Signed and Spoken Linguistics (1) ‘Description, Documentation and Conservation’
  • Saturday, July 28, 2012
    • Conference Room 4 (2nd Floor), National Museum of Ethnology
    • 13:00–18:00
  • Sunday, July 29, 2012
    • National Museum of Ethnology Auditorium
    • 9:00-17:30
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Saturday, June 09, 2012
《International Symposium》Rekiseikai's Project: Revisiting private houses investigated by Kon Wajiro
  • Date: Saturday, June 09, 2012
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, May 26, 2012
《International Symposium》Can Art and Museums Contribute to the Renaissance of the Society?
  • Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Auditorium of the National Museum of Ethnology
Friday, March 11~Sunday, March 13, 2011
《International Symposium》The International Symposium of the National Institutes for the Humanities: Whaling Cultures of the World: Past, Present, and Future
  • Date: Friday, March 11 - Sunday, March 13, 2011
  • Venue: Conference Room, 4 National Museum of Ethnology: Friday, March 11 - 12
    Conference Room, 5 National Museum of Ethnology: Sunday, March 13
Friday, August 27~Sunday, August 29, 2010
《International Forum》The Second International Conference on CultureWear and Diaspora Museum
  • Date: Friday, August 27 - Sunday, August 29, 2010
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology: August 27 - 28
    Auditorium, National Museum of Ethnology: August 29
Sunday, March 7, 2009
《International Workshop》Expanded Educational Space from the Perspective of Children’s Well-being
  • Date: Sunday, March 7, 2009
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, March 6, 2009
《International Symposium》Future Society for Children – Scandinavian Thought and Practice
  • Date: Saturday, March 6, 2009
  • Venue: Auditorium, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, September 12~Sunday, September 13, 2009
《Symposium》Development of Indigenous Art in Canada: Inuit and Northwest Coast Peoples Art Traditions
  • Date: Saturday, September 12 - Sunday, September 13, 2009
  • Venue: National Museum of Ethnology
Thursday, September 10, 2009
《Seminar》Museums of Ourselves, Museums of the Other in a Post-colonial World: A View from France
  • Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009
  • Venue: Conference Room 3, National Museum of Ethnology
Tuesday, August 11~Friday, August 14, 2009
《International Symposium》Management and Marketing of Globalizing Asian Religions
  • Date: Tuesday, August 11 - Friday, August 14, 2009
  • Venue: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka: August 11 - 12, 14
    Tenri University: August 13
Tuesday, September 9~Thursday, September 11, 2008
《International Research Forum》Linguistic Substrata in Tibeto-Burman Area
  • Date: Tuesday, September 9 - Thursday, September 11, 2008
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, March 2, 2008
《Open Forum》Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Africa: From Memories to Histories
  • Date: Sunday, March 2, 2008
  • Venue: Conference Room 5, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, March 25, 2007
《Open Symposium》Climbing, Expeditions, and Fieldwork: To the Heights of the Earth
  • Date: Sunday, March 25, 2007
  • Venue: Auditorium, National Museum of Ethnology
Thursday, January 18~Friday, January 19, 2007
《Symposia and Forums》Colloquium "Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Africa: With Special Reference to the Situation of Mali, Tanzania, and Madagascar"
  • Date: Thursday, January 18 - Friday, January 19, 2007
  • Venue: Conference Room 6, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, December 3, 2006
《International Symposium》From Batik to Print: The Globalization of Designs and Techniques in Textiles
  • Date: Sunday, December 3, 2006
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, September 23~Sunday, September 24, 2006
《International Symposium》Towards a Museum For All: The Creativity and Passion Needed for Its Realization
  • Date: Saturday, September 23 - Sunday, September 24, 2006
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
Saturday, July 8~Sunday, July 9, 2006
《Research Forum》Oral Traditions and Written Cultures: The Handing Down of Knowledge and Information in Japanese Folk Society
  • Date: Saturday, July 8 - Sunday, July 9, 2006
  • Venue: Conference Room (L), National Museum of Ethnology
Friday, April 14, 2006
《Research Forum》The Ethics of Beggars
  • Date: Friday, April 14, 2006
  • Venue: Conference Room 5, National Museum of Ethnology
February, 28~Thursday, March 2, 2006
《Symposia and Forums》Colloquium "Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Africa"
  • Date: February, 28 - Thursday, March 2, 2006
  • Venue: Conference Room 6, National Museum of Ethnology
Sunday, June 19, 2005
《International Symposium》Frontier Modernity: Inner Mongolia in the Twentieth Century
  • Date: Sunday, June 19, 2005
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology