"New Trends in the Study of Medieval Japanese Documents," a symposium on July 25
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.
New Trends in the Study of Medieval Japanese Documents
July 25, 2019
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS: Thomas Conlan
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
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tani Akiyoshi: Understanding the Historical Possibilities of Photos and Problems with their Conservation
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