Conference Outline

Thursday, March 29, 2018

07:45-18:00: Pre-Conference Tour of Nara (optional extra)


Friday, March 30, 2018

Day 1 Venue: The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

11:15-12:45 Lunch @ Mame-no-hatake

12:00-13:15 Conference Registration | Museum Auditorium (1F)

13:15-13:40 Announcements & Welcome Address | Museum Auditorium (1F)
Kiyoshi Mana, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)

13:40-14:25 Keynote Presentation | Museum Auditorium (1F)
“The Prospect … towards the East”: Reorienting Eighteenth-Century British Literature
Eun-Kyung Min, Seoul National University, South Korea

14:30-15:15 Keynote Presentation | Museum Auditorium (1F)
British Romanticism in China: Received, Revised, and Resurrected
Ou Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

15:15-15:45 Coffee Break | Museum Auditorium (1F)

15:45-16:05 IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award 2018: Winners Announcement and Haiku Reading | Museum Auditorium (1F)

16:05-16:15 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award | Museum Auditorium (1F)

16:20-16:40 Featured Presentation | Museum Auditorium (1F)
From DAMIN to the IAFOR Silk Road Initiative
Georges Depeyrot, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

16:45-17:30 Special Address | Museum Auditorium (1F)
The Ceramic Road
Yutaka Mino, The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan

17:30-17:35 Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners | Museum Auditorium (1F)

17:35-17:45 Announcements & Recap | Museum Auditorium (1F)


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Day 2 Venue: Art Center Kobe

08:30-09:00 Coffee, Tea and Pastries | Room 504 (5F)

09:00-11:00 Parallel Session I

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break | Room 504 (5F)

11:15-12:45 Parallel Session II
11:15-12:45 IAFOR Silk Road Initiative Session I: Roundtable Session & Presentation
Ljiljana Markovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Biljana Djoric Francuski, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR & Osaka University, Japan

12:45-13:45 Lunch Break | Mame no Hatake

12:45-13:30 Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) Workshop | Room 504 (5F)

13:45-15:45 Parallel Session III
13:45-15:45 IAFOR Silk Road Initiative Session II: Symposium Presentation
Kiyomitsu Yui, Kobe University, Japan
Noriyuki Inoue, Kobe University, Japan
Hiroko Masumoto, Kobe University, Japan
Sakae Naito, Nara National Museum, Japan
Akira Furuichi, Kobe University, Japan

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break | Room 504 (5F)

16:00-17:45 Featured Symposium Presentation | Room 504 (5F)
Geopolitics of Literature in Cold War Asia
Yukari Yoshihara, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Hiromi Ochi, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Hajime Saito, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Jiyoung Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

17:45-19:00 Conference Welcome Reception | Grand Salon (3F)

18:00-18:30 Ikebana Workshop | Grand Salon (3F)
Shoso Shimbo, RMIT University, Australia

19:30-21:30 Official Conference Dinner (optional extra)


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Day 3 Venue: Art Center Kobe

08:30-09:00 Coffee, Tea and Pastries | Room 504 (5F)

09:00-10:00 Conference Poster Session and Workshop Session | Room 504 (5F)

10:00-12:00 Featured Symposium Presentation | Room 504 (5F)
Recentering English and the Humanities in the Asian University in the 21st Century
Steve Clark, University of Tokyo, Japan
John W P Phillips, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Michael O’Sullivan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
L. Ashley Squires, New Economic School, Moscow, Russia
Myles Chilton, Nihon University, Japan

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break | Mame no Hatake

13:00-14:30 Parallel Session I

14:30-14:45 Coffee Break | Room 504 (5F)

14:45-16:45 Parallel Session II

16:45-17:00 Closing Remarks | Room 504 (5F)


The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on February 27, 2018. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

The above schedule may be subject to change.