European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists

2014 EAJRS conference in Leuven

Dear EAJRS members,
This year's annual conference of the EAJRS was held in Leuven, Belgium, 17 – 20 September 2014, at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Leuven. 2 special sessions were devoted to Protection, Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties.

Registration is now closed.
Information on how to get to Leuven and where to stay.

Program 2.0 (finalized):
summaries can be found here

Wednesday 17 September
09:00- Registration
Ground floor Faculty of Arts
10:00-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:30 Opening
Session 1
(Willy Vande Walle)
Yasue, Akio
Gakushuin University
Preservation of Japanese old books in Europe : survey results and some remarks
[在欧日本史料の保存 : 調査結果といくつかの発言]
14:00-14:30 Noguchi, Sachie
Columbia University in the City of New York. C.V. Starr East Asian Library
Conservation of Shitamoe no Ezōshi (Shitamoe Monogatari) manuscript scroll held by C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
[コロンビア大学C.V.スター東亜図書館所蔵「下燃絵草紙」 (下燃物語)写本の保存]
14:30-15:00 [Cancelled] Failla, Donatella
Museo d'Arte Orientale "Edoardo Chiossone", Genoa
Japanese painting reborn : 20 years of restoration at the Chiossone Museum of Japanese Art, Genoa
15:00-15:30 Nakamura, Haruko
Yale University Library
The tale of the Japanese folding screens : a journey from Japan to Yale (and back)
Session 2
(Naomi Yabe Magnussen)
16:00-16:30 Koyama, Noboru
Cambridge University Library
Digitisation and conservation of early Japanese books at Cambridge University Library : how to solve the problems caused by additional western bindings
[ケンブリッジ大学図書館所蔵日本語古書のディジタル化と保存:どのようにして追 加された西洋式の製本から生ずる問題を解決するのか]
16:30-17:00 Yabuta, Yutaka and Fujioka, Mai
Kansai University
[Five theaters in Dotonbori in Osaka and a stage carpenter]
17:00-17:30 Yamaguchi, Satoshi
University of Tokyo. Historiographical Institute
[The Preservation of Paper Cultural Properties in the aftermath of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake of 2011 : On-Site Rescue Operations and the Handling of Documents Used as Underlining in Doors and Screens]
18:00- Gagaku performance (Kitanodai gagaku ensemble 雅楽 龍笛演奏 | 舞楽 右舞「胡蝶」), Central library
Reception, East-Asian Library
Thursday 18 September
Session 3
(Akira Hirano)
09:00-09:30 Yamada McVey, Kuniko
Harvard University. Harvard-Yenching Library
A study of falconry manuscripts held in the Harvard-Yenching Library
09:30-10:00 Nakamura, Sumiko
Independent scholar
[Remanufacturing of the composition in the "Hyakunin-isshu-e-shō" by Utagawa Toyokuni Ⅲ]
10:00-10:30 Noguchi, Setsuko
Princeton University. East Asian Library and the Gest Collection
Space for reflection and education : case study of sugoroku collection at Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University
[時代の反映と教育の場としての空間: プリンストン大学Cotsen Children’s Libraryにおける双六コレクションを中心とした一考察]
Session 4
(Allessandro Bianchi)
11:00-11:30 Cryns, Frederik and Egami, Toshinori
International Research Center for Japanese Studies
[Ietsuna, Yoshimune and the rediscovery of Dodonaeus, a critical review]
11:30-12:00 Feng, Haiying
Tsinghua University. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
[Shirakaba-ha in resources]
Session 5
(Izumi Tytler)
12:00-12:30 Takahashi, Nanako ; Tytler, Izumi and Hasunuma, Ryuko
National Institute of Informatics ; University of Oxford. Bodleian Japanese Library ; Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln. Bibliothek
Report on the latest development of NII’s services and User discussion session
14:00-14:30 Imanishi, Yuichiro
National Institute of Japanese Literature
[Beyond Kokusho sōmokuroku]
14:30-15:00 Matsuda, Yasuyo
Yamaguchi University
日本人による著作物の分析 : 古代より幕末まで:国文学研究資料館「日本古典籍総合目録データベース」(2013年12月19日時点) 著作レコード468,560件の解析結果報告
[Analysis of the works by Japanese people]
Session 6
(Arjan van der Werf)
15:30-16:00 Ohtsuka, Yasuyo ; Todd, Hamish ; Hirano, Muneaki and Matsuo, Hiroko
British Library ; National Archives of Japan. Japan Center for Asian Historical Records
アジア歴史資料センターと大英図書館の試み : 共同ウェブサイト「描かれた日清戦争~錦絵・年画と公文書~」の制作・公開における「課題」をめぐって
[The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 : as seen in prints and archives : a joint project between the Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR) and the British Library]
16:00-16:30 Béranger, Véronique
Bibliothèque nationale de France
The project of website about French-Japanese relations (until 1920s) at the BnF
16:30-18:30 Excursion to University of Leuven libraries:
Maurits Sabbe Library
Central Library (Japanese donation to the University of Leuven after WW I, East-Asian Library and Library tower)
19:00- Traditional dinner
Restaurant Mykene (Muntstaat 44)
Friday 19 September
Session 7
08:30-11:30 Vendors workshop
Asahi Shimbun
JACAR (National archives of Japan)
Japan Publications Trading
JapanKnowledge (Netadvance) and Yagi Shoten
Kinokuniya London
Nikkei Europe
10:30-11:30 Coffee
Session 8
(Kaoru Baba)
11:30-12:00 Ashina, Fumi
National Diet Library
[How to use original documents of modern Japan : background knowledge for historical research, methods of decipherment of Kuzushi-ji]
12:00-12:30 Yokohata, Yukiko
University of Leuven. Japanese studies
[Japanese antisemitism and policy towards the Jews]
12:30-13:00 Ichikawa, Yoshinori
Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. Maison du Japon. Bibliothèque
Session 9
(Hamish Todd)
14:30-15:00 Shigehara, Toru
Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foudation
[Digital collection on Shibusawa Keizo : a new reading experience]
15:00-15:30 Koide, Izumi
Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation
Business archives as resources for research on Japan
15:30-16:00 Rocha, Fabiano
University of Toronto Libraries
The Growing Collection of Japanese Canadian Redress Materials at the University of Toronto Libraries
Session 10
(Steluta Maxim)
16:30-17:00 Tatsumi, Yukako
University of Maryland. College Park
Transcending occupation censorship studies : scholarly progress and evolution of access to the Gordon W. Prange collection materials
[ゴードン W. プランゲ文庫 : 占領期日本における日常生活の記録1945-1949]
17:00-17:50 Berlinguez-Kōno, Noriko and Delrue-Vandenbulcke, Laure
University of Lille 3 ; Lille City Library
The circulation of knowledge in the nineteenth century : some observations from the books in the Léon de Rosny Collection of Lille City Library
[十九世紀世界における知の交流の一類型- リール市図書館所蔵レオン ド・ロニー文庫内の書物三冊に関する一考察]
18:30- Board meeting
Saturday 20 September
Session 11
(Nadia Kreeft)
09:00-09:30 Hánová, Markéta
National Gallery in Prague
Japanese cultural legacy in central Europe
09:30-10:00 Kyburz, Josef
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Japanese Buddhist art in European collections
10:00-10:30 Bestor, Victoria
NCC Japan
EAJRS and NCC 25 years together and apart : envisioning new technologies for collaboration.
[EAJRS とNCC のこれまでの25年間と新しいコラボレーションへの展望]
11:00-12:30 General assembly
14:00-17:00 Excursion
Royal Museum of Art and History. Brussels
Ukiyo-e collection