Conference Outline

Thursday, March 30, 2017

08:00–17:30: Pre-Conference Tour of Nara (optional extra)

17:00–18:00: Conference Registration & Information Desk Open

18:00–19:30: Conference Welcome Reception


Friday, March 31, 2017

08:15-09:00: Conference Registration

09:00-09:15: Announcements and Welcome Address

09:15-10:15: Plenary Panel
History, Story, Narrative – Constructing History
Featured Panelists:
Brian Victoria, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, UK
Georges Depeyrot, French National Center for Scientific Research, France
Myles Chilton, Nihon University, Japan

10:15-10:30: IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award 2017

10:30-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:00: Plenary Panel
Art and Narrative in the Public Sphere
Featured Panelists:
Yutaka Mino, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
Tan Tarn How, National University of Singapore, Singapore

12:00-12:15: IAFOR Documentary Photography Award & Conference Photograph

12:15-13:45: Lunch Break

13:45-14:45: Featured Workshop
Utilising Technology to Unlock the Past
Ruth Farrar, Bath Spa University, United Kingdom
Lucy Telling, Stand + Stare, United Kingdom
Barney Heywood, Stand + Stare, United Kingdom

14:45-15:00: Coffee Break

15:00-16:15: Piano Workshop
Marusya Nainggolan, University of Indonesia, Indonesia

16:15-16:25: Coffee Break

16:25-17:25: Poster Session

17:30-18:30: Haiku Workshop
Emiko Miyashita, Haiku International Association, Japan
Hana Fujimoto, Haiku International Association, Japan

19:00-21:00: Official Conference Dinner (optional extra)


Saturday, April 1, 2017

09:00-10:30: Parallel Sessions

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12:45: Parallel Sessions

12:45-13:45: Lunch Break

12:45-13:30: Sado (Tea Ceremony) Demonstration

13:30-15:00: Parallel Sessions

15:00-15:15: Break

15:15-16:45: Parallel Sessions

16:45-17:00: Break

17:00-17:30: Spotlight Session
Ambiguous Japan: A Study on Four Lectures of Nobel Prize Winner Kenzaburo Oe
Michele Eduarda Brasil de Sá, University of Brasília, Brazil

17:30-18:30: Workshop Presentation
Writing Our Lives through Dreams: Taemong as Oral History and Personal Mythology
Loren Goodman, Yonsei University/Underwood International College, South Korea


Sunday, April 2, 2017

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12:45: Parallel Sessions

12:45-13:30: Lunch Break

13:30-15:30: Parallel Sessions

15:45-16:15: Conference Closing Address


Monday, April 3, 2017

08:00–18:00: Post-Conference Tour of Kyoto (optional extra).


The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on March 08, 2017. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

The above schedule may be subject to change.