"New Trends in the Study of Medieval Japanese Documents," a symposium on July 25

Posted: Friday, 19 July 2019 - 11:36am

Symposium poster

New Trends in the Study of Medieval Japanese Documents is a one-day conference designed to reveal the research possibilities of medieval Japanese documents, with a focus on Princeton University’s recently discovered collection of Sakuramotobō documents.To learn more about the Sakuramotobō documents at Princeton, visit the story.

POSTER TEXT: 

SYMPOSIUM
New Trends in the Study of Medieval Japanese Documents

Jones Hall
Room 202
July 25, 2019

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS: Thomas Conlan
9:20 a.m.

PANEL I: TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL JAPANESE HISTORY
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Megan Gilbert: Conciliation in the Gaps: Document-Sealed Decisions Overturned in Fifteenth-Century Diaries

David Romney: Residences of Containment: Late-Medieval Ise Oshi

Nate Ledbetter: Praying for Victory: A 1578 ganmon by Shimazu Yoshihisa in Preparation for the Battle of Mimigawa

Horikawa Yasufumi: The Muromachi Bakufu and "Distant Provinces": Center and Peripheries in Late Medieval Japan

LUNCH 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

PANEL II: PRINCETON'S COLLECTION OF SAKURAMOTOBŌ DOCUMENTS

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Thomas Conlan: The Journey of the Sakuramotobō Documents to Princeton
Setsuko Noguchi: Digitization and Future Research Tools Concerning Sakuramotobō

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ebara Masaharu: The Way to Supernatural Powers (shugendō) in Medieval Japan: An Introduction to the Sakuramotobō Documents

PANEL III: ISSUES OF CONSERVATION AND PAPER

2:05 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Ted Stanley: Revealing Hidden Secrets: The Conservation of Eastern and Western Medieval Manuscripts at the Princeton University Library, Komonjo to Gutenberg

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Takashima Akihiko: A Classification of the Paper Used in Medieval Japanese Documents

COFFEE BREAK

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tani Akiyoshi: Understanding the Historical Possibilities of Photos and Problems with their Conservation

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Open to the public
To register, please visit: 
https://newtrends.princeton.edu/