Team Research2023

City and Monument: Urban Planning and Memory in Japan, from the Perspective of Visual Culture

Perspectives on Nature/Perspectives on Humanity
Project Leader Professor Timon SCREECH

This project will address two linked themes relating to major sites of human habitation. We will investigate how cities are encoded with meaning, and how those meanings change over time. Cities may be commanded into existence, or may come into being randomly. Our first theme is therefore city planning. Over time, cities acquire significant structures, which we here call ‘monuments’. These might be religious institutions, palaces, public structures; they might be historical vestiges, or ruins; some monuments are constructed purely for the sake of commemoration, and, if preserved, form lasting foci of memory; they may be two-or three-dimensional items.

This project will also contain a comparative element, setting Japan in international context.

It will cover the whole of Japanese history, according to the expertise of speakers, without restriction.

センター研究者等 Timon SCREECH 国際日本文化研究センター・教授
共同研究員 John BREEN 国際日本文化研究センター・名誉教授
Ellen Van GOETHEM 九州大学人文学研究院・准教授
前﨑 信也 京都女子大学家政学部生活造形学科・教授
Carla TRONU 関西外国語大学外国語学部・准教授
森 千香子 同志社大学社会学部社会学科・教授
Helena CAPKOVA 立命館大学グローバル教養学部・准教授
Sylvain CARDONNEL 龍谷大学国際学部国際文化学科・教授
田中 優子 法政大学・名誉教授
高木 博志 京都大学人文科学研究所・教授
Benoît JACQUET フランス国立極東学院・准教授
松島 仁 富士山世界遺産センター・教授
海外共同研究員 François TAINTURIER Inya Institute・Executive Director
Barnabas CALDER University of Liverpool・Senior Lecturer
Matthew STAVROS University of Sydney・Senior Lecturer
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