International Women’s Day Symposium “Understanding Feminist Movements Across Borders: Building Transnational Solidarity”イベント予定シンポジウム/Symposium
Friday, 31 March 2023, 10:00-11:30 am
In honor of International Women’s Day, Tokyo College’s “Gender, Sexuality & Identity” collaborative research group will host a panel that will explore the role of translation in practices of transnational feminist solidarity. Panelists will discuss the recent protests in Iran for “Woman, Life, Freedom” as a case study for contemplating how women led movements may be translated into different contexts to facilitate multi-directional relationships of learning and solidarity.
Animals, Disasters, and Mountains: Rethinking Environmental Humanities (Prof. Haruo SHIRANE )イベント予定講演会/Lecture
Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm
What is the relationship of humans to animals and to mountains in Japanese culture? To natural disasters? How can these complex relationships help us generate an environmental ethics relevant to the present? Shirane proposes an “ecology of disaster, afterlives, and rebirth” as a means to rethink the relationship of the human to the non-human.
Japan’s Language Policy and Assumptions about Learner Identities: Promotion of English Language Teaching for Japanese and Japanese Language Teaching for Foreigners (ft. Dr Kayoko Hashimoto)イベント予定ワークショップ/Workshop講演会/Lecture
Monday, 17 April 2023, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (JST)
The embedded notion of the inseparable relationship between the nation, the language, and the people has shaped Japan’s language policy. In this talk, Dr.Kayoko Hashimoto (The University of Queensland) discusses how learners’ identity has been constructed in so-called “English education” in Japan and how learners’ identity has been assumed in the promotion of Japanese language teaching overseas.
Loanwords and Japanese Identity: Inundating or Absorbed?イベント予定講演会/Lecture
Wednesday, 19 April 2023, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm JST
Is our language inundated by loanwords? Or is it being enriched by absorbing foreign vocabulary? We often hear such discussions in contemporary Japan. Loanwords and Japanese Identity: Inundating or Absorbed? explores the relationship between language and identity through an examination of public attitudes towards lexical borrowing in the Japanese language.
Cancer research – Inspiration from the Nobel Prizes (Lecture by Prof. Carl-Henrik HELDIN)イベント予定講演会/Lecture
Saturday, 22 April 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm (Doors open: 3:30 pm)
During the last 122 years, almost 1000 Nobel Prizes have been awarded in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. The Nobel Laureates and their great achievements are a tremendous source of inspiration, including for cancer research aiming at understanding why and how we get cancer, and how it can be treated, which is the theme of the presentation.
Scientific Computing in Economics and Finance: Past, Present, and Future (Prof. John STACHURSKI)
Tuesday, 25 April 2023 4:00-5:30 pm
Increases in computer power and computational tools have transformed economic research, as well as many other sciences. This talk will discuss the ways that growing computer power has changed economics and finance, and how recent developments such as deep learning, artificial intelligence and machine learning might transform it in the future.