Symposia and Lectures

Symposia and lectures of the current academic year

Fiscal 2019

No. 16 Lecture and seminar by Dee Lestari will be held on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.

organizerInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
LectureJanuary 8th, 2020(Wed.)18:00-20:00(door open)17:30
Speaker:Dee Lestari, Reze Gunawan and Hiroaki Kato
Venue:Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building no.6, 1F Room 6-101
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
Language: Indonesian
Free admittance. No reservation required. All who are interested are welcome to attend.
Book ReadingJanuary 8th, 2020(Wed.)15:25-17:00
Venue:Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building no.2, 4F Room 2-403
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
Language: Indonesian
For reservation: email to:i-asianc@sophia.ac.jp

No. 15 Lecture on the culture of Syria will be held on December 23rd.

organizerInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
date and timeDecember 23rd, 2019 (Mon.)12:30-14:00
speakerDr. Rawya Jamous(Lecturer, Keio Univerisity)
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Room L-911 (9th Floor, Library)
languageJapanese
admissionFree admittance. No reservation required. All who are interested are welcome to attend.
Please contact in advance if you don't have the library card of the Sophia University.
Email:i-asianc@sophia.ac.jp

No. 14 Lecture "The right to learn: Problems of education in the present Myanmar/Burma" will be held on Saturday, December 21st.

organizerInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
date and timeDecember 21st, 2019 (Sat.) 15:30-17:00
titleThe right to learn: Problems of education in the present Myanmar/Burma
speakerProfessor Marie Lall
University College London(UCL), Institute of Education (Education, South Asian Studies)
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building no.2, 4F Room 408
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
LanguageEnglish
admissionFree admittance. No reservation required. All who are interested are welcome to attend.

No. 13 Film showing of "Indelible" will be held on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.

date and timeJanuary 8th, 2020 (Wed.) 10:55-12:35 (Door open 10:30)
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building no.6, 1F Room 6-101
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
admissionpre-register at:
https://forms.gle/56ThyevjsY844AY58
inquiryInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
i-asianc@sophia.ac.jp

No. 12 Lecture by Dr. Henri Chambert-Loir will be held on Saturday, January 11th, 2020.

organizerInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
date and timeJanuary 11th, 2020 (Sat.) 15:30-17:30
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building no.2, 6F Room 615a
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
titleThe First Account of the Hajj in Malay, End of 15th Century
profile of the lecturerDr. Henri Chambert-Loir is an expert on Malay literature, and is presently staying in Tokyo as Visiting Professor at the Institute of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA) of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Dr. Chambert-Loir obtained his Ph.D in Indonesian Studies from Sorbonne University in Paris in 1973, and served as Research Fellow at Ecole Francaise d Extreme-Orient (EFEO) from 1971 to 2013. During this period, he served as EFEO representative in Indonesia for 20 years. He has written extensively on Malay literature, history, and culture, and is presently conducting research on Malay historical texts in poetic form. His publications include the followings:

The Potent Dead: Ancestors, Saints and Heroes in Contemporary Indonesia. (co-edited with Anthony Reid). Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin - Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2002.
Sultan, Pahlawan dan Hakim Lima Teks Indonesia Lama (The Sultan, the Hero and the Judge: Five Ancient Indonesian Texts). Jakarta : Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia - EFEO, 2011.
Iskandar Zulkarnain, Dewa Mendu, Muhammad Bakir dan Kawan-Kawan: Lima Belas Karangan tentang Sastra Indonesia Lama (Iskandar Zulkarnain, Dewa Mendu, Muhammad Bakir and others: Fifteen Essays on Indonesian Ancient Literature). Jakarta: Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia - EFEO, 2014.
DiscussantYumi Sugahara(Osaka University)
LanguageEnglish
admissionFree admittance. No reservation required. All who are interested are welcome to attend.

No. 11 Symposium "Muslim People in Diaspora: Their Lives and Interactions in Foreign Lands" as part of Sophia Open Research Weeks 2019 will be held on Saturday, November 16th.(in Japanese)

organizersCenter for Islamic Studies, Sophia University
Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
date and timeNovember 16th, 2019 (Sat.)13:30-
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Room 6-202 (2nd Floor, Building No. 6)
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
languageJapanese
admissionPre-registration would be preferred.
Please email:ias-iac@sophia.ac.jp
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No. 10 Lecture by Prof. Muhammad Yunus will be held on Friday, November 15th.

organizersEarth Identity Project
Department of Journalism、Sophia University
Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
TBS Sparkle
date and timeNovember 15th, 2019 (Fri.)13:30-15:00
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Room 6-101 (1st Floor, Building No.6)
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
speakerProf. Muhammad Yunus
admissionFree admittance. No reservation required. All who are interested are welcome to attend.
contacttel: 03-3238-3940
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No. 9 African Photo Exhibition will be held from July 1 to 22.

organizersInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
AFRIC Africa
date and timeJuly 1(Mon) - 22 (Mon), 2019
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Library 1F
* Access Guide to Yotsuya Campus, Sophia University:
http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/directions/access_yotsuya
http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya
admissionFree admission.
If you don't have ID of Sophia University, please drop by the reception desk at the 1st floor of the library.

No. 8 Symposium 'Landscape of African Studies in Japan' will be held on Saturday, July 13th.

organizersInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University

Co-organizers:
The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Research Center for African Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies (IAGS), University of Tokyo
African Studies Center, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Supported by:
Japan Association for Afircan Studies
Japan-Africa Academic Network (JAAN)
date and timeJuly 13th, 2019 (Sat.) 13:00-18:00
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building no.10, 1F hall
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
languageJapanese
admissionFree admittance. No reservation required. All who are interested are welcome to attend.

No. 7 Lecture on Shatila refugee camp will be held on Monday, June 24th.

date and timeJune 24th, 2019 (Mon.) 17:30-19:30 (Door open:17:15)
speakerMr. Yasunori Kawakami (Journalist)
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building no.6, 5F Room 501
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
languageJapanese
admissionPre-registration would be preferred.
Please email:i-asianc@sophia.ac.jp

No. 6 Lecture on Sudan by Prof. Mohamed Abdin (Gakusyuin University) will be held on Thursday, June 13th.

organizersInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies
date and timeJune 13th, 2019 (Thurs.) 18:00-20:00
speakerProf. Mohamed Abdin (Gakusyuin University)
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building no.12, 2F Room 201
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
languageJapanese
admissionPre-registration would be preferred.
Please email:i-asianc@sophia.ac.jp

No. 5 Lecture on Gene Sharp will be held on Friday, May 31st.

organizerInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
date and timeMay 31st, 2019 (Fri.) 17:30-19:30 (Door open:17:15)
speakerMs. Maki Taniguchi
(Lecturer, The University of Shiga Prefecture)
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building no.2, 4F Room 414
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
languageJapanese
admissionFree admittance. No reservation required. All who are interested are welcome to attend.

No. 4 Lecture on Camboidan shadow play will be held on Thursday, May 30th.

organizerInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
date and timeMay 30th, 2019 (Thurs.) 18:00-20:00(Door open:17:40)
speakerMs. Tomoko Fukutomi (Lecturer, Sophia University)
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Bldg. no. 6, 5F Room 503
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
languageJapanese
admissionFree admittance.
Please email for pre-registration:
i-asianc@sophia.ac.jp

No. 3 Lecture on food markets in Africa will be held on Wednesday, May 29th.

organizersInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
AFRIC Africa
date and timeMay 29th, 2019 (Wed.) 17:00-19:00
speakerMs. Akiyo Shioya
The Center for African Area Studies (Kyoto University)
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Central Library 9F, Room 921
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
languageJapanese
admissionFree admittance.
For pre-registration, please email:
i-asianc@sophia.ac.jp

No. 2 Special Lecture On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary year will be held on Thursday, May 16th.

organizerInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
date and timeMay 16th, 2019 (Thu.) 13:30-15:00
title“Gandhiji and Human Rights”
speakerMs. Shobhana Radhakrishna ( the Chief Functionary, Gandhian Forum for Ethical Corporate Governance, SCOPE, India)
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building no.6, 4F Room 410
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
languageEnglish
admissionPre-registration would be preferred.
Please email:i-asianc@sophia.ac.jp

No. 1 Lecture by Ms. Noriko Kaizuka (Social Compass, Cambodia) will be held on Monday, May 13th.

organizerInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
date and timeMay 13th, 2019 (Mon.) 13:30-15:10 (Door open:13:10)
speakerNoriko Kaizuka (Social Compass)
https://socialcompass.jp/en/
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Central Library 9F, Room 911
https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/access/map/map_yotsuya.html#yotsuya_direction
languageJapanese
admissionFree admittance.
Pre-registration would be preferred.
i-asianc@sophia.ac.jp