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Timescapes Workshop: Schedule of Talks

Timetable of talks at 'Timing Day and Night: Timescapes in Premodern Japan' International Workshop at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, 15th-17th April 2015

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WORKSHOP ‘TIMING DAY AND NIGHT: TIMESCAPES IN PREMODERN JAPAN’ (15-17 April, 2015)

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Venue:  Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Rooms 8&9

            University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 9DA

 

Wednesday, 15 April

 

18.00: Welcome Reception (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies)

 

Day 1 Thursday 16 April (FAMES)

 

9.00-9.20 Welcome address and general information (Brigitte Steger and Angelika Koch, University of Cambridge)

 

9.20-10.10 SESSION: Time theories

 

Raji Steineck (Zurich University)

Theories of Time in the study of premodern Japan

 

10.10-11.00 SESSION: The premodern Japanese hour system

 

Gerhard Leinss (HU Berlin)

The calendar and the hour system in Japan: a historical review

 

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

 

11.30-13.00 SESSION: Night-time and sleep

 

Brigitte Steger (University of Cambridge)

Timing sleep in premodern Japan

 

Gergana Petkova (Sofia University)

The Night in Japanese Fairy Tales

 

13.00-14.30 Lunch Break & coffee

 

14.30-16.30 SESSION: Beyond the everyday- Extraordinary time

 

Claudio Caniglia (SOAS)

Conch shell and ritual sticks. Extraordinary and ordinary time during yamabushi practices

 

Eric Decreux (Universite Orleans)

Time in the tea ceremony

 

Raluca Nicolae (Bucharest University of Economic Studies)

Stopping the Sun in the Sky. Manipulating time in Japanese folktales and legends

 

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

 

16.30-17.45 Discussion: Time research networks and cooperation

 

Hirata Hiroko (Yamaguchi Time Research Institute and Japanese Society of Time Studies)

Time Research Activities in Japan

 

Brigitte Steger/Angelika Koch/Rebekah Clements/Philip Garrett

The ‘Timescapes’ project at the University of Cambridge

 

17.45-18.15 

Rakugo performance : Tachigire senkō たちぎれ線香 (The Time Is Up Incense)

Performed in English by 玄関マット (Matthew Shores), with an introduction by Angelika Koch

 

Day 2 Friday April 17 (FAMES)

 

9-10.30 SESSION: Medieval timescapes

 

Ben Grafström (Akita University)

Birds of a Feather: Ornithology, rice cultivation, and the passing of time in the Kōwakamai Fushimi Tokiwa

 

Kristina Buhrman (Florida State University)

Drums, solar position, and paper reports: The expansion of early medieval beliefs about temporal orientation as seen in construction rituals and the 12th-century sato dairi.

 

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

 

11.00-13.00 SESSION: Timing early modern daily life

 

Elizabeth Kenney (Kansai Gaidai University)

Telling time in the diaries of Yoshida Kanemi and Bonshun

 

Morishita Toru (Yamaguchi University)

Timing city life in Edo Japan  [in Japanese]

 

Angelika Koch (University of Cambridge)

Nightless cities: Timing the pleasure quarters in Edo Japan

 

13.00-14.30 Lunch Break

 

14.30-16.00 SESSION: From premodern to modern timescapes

 

Katja Schmidtpott (FU Berlin)

Temporal behaviour in Japanese rural society and the Local Improvement Campaign (1906-1918)

Juliane Aso (FU Berlin):

Space and Temporality in the Japanese Empire

 

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

 

16.30-18.00 General Discussion

 

19.00 Formal Dinner at Trinity Hall (for speakers)

 

The workshop is held in collaboration with the Japanese Society of Time Studies and Yamaguchi Time Research Institute. Funding has been generously provided by the GB Sasakawa Foundation, the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Japanese Studies funds.

The workshop is open to the public. Workshop participation fee is £50, but fees will be waived for those registering via email to Dr Angelika Koch (ack39@cam.ac.uk) by 12 April 2015.